In this week’s smack down feature is the song “Homecoming Day”. Penned by Melissa Brady, this particular song was originally recorded by the Shulers on their 1999 recording Peace For The Journey. If you are not familiar with the Shulers, they were a mixed trio composed of Jim Brady (yes the same Jim Brady with the Booth Brothers), his wife Melissa and Melissa’s father Jack Shuler. While the group didn’t have huge success, their recordings are full of Jim and Melissa’s compositions. Many songs later recorded by the Booth Brothers.
“Homecoming Day” is a ballad that features Jim on the first verse and Melissa on the second. Compared to the cover, the Shulers original cut has a scaled back approach on the instrumentation that allows the vocal to be the focus. Listen to the Shulers take the first verse and chorus.
Tribute Quartet released their newest recording this year titled The Waiting Is Over. This album has several song covers, one of those being “Homecoming Day”. Tenor Riley Clark is featured on the second verse of Tribute’s version. Tribute took a more orchestrated approach on their cover.
Listen to Tribute Quartet take the second verse and chorus of this Melissa Brady penned tune. This is the second week in a row Tribute is featured in the song covers smack down. Enjoy!