Don McClean Bringing Back American Pie, Well Sort of


Don McLean has joined forces with country vocal group Home Free to release a brand-new a capella version of the classic "American Pie."

The newly recorded rendition marks the first and only re-recording of the song since its release in 1971, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

"Home Free are part of a new interest in a cappella singing," McLean shared. "They have found their audience, and it was fun singing with these guys because they really understand harmony. I did many a show with The Persuasions and The Jordanaires, and Home Free is right up there with them!"

An official music video for the new version arrived on February 3, the 62nd anniversary of "The Day the Music Died," when a plane crash claimed the lives of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper.