A happy man, indeed! Home Free debuts the new music video for its cover of Thomas Rhett’s hit song “Die a Happy Man — and it’s particularly special for one of the five members in the all-vocal group. Home Free’s bassist, Tim Foust, gets engaged in the new video — and recreates the moment when he proposed to his fiancee last month. Here, The Knot exclusively premieres the group’s latest work, and talks to Foust about his engagement to Jenika Marion.
The all-vocal song and video will give anyone in love – or wanting to be in love – the feels. With lyrics like, “All I need in this life is your crazy love” – along with dreamy waterfall and slow dancing scenes – hopeless romantics everywhere are in for a treat. Foust, 35, Home Free’s bass singer, was joined by his real life fiancee in the video. The adorable duo announced their engagement in July via social media.
“It’s official! We’re becoming a bona fide family unit soon!!” the soon-to-be groom shared on Facebook along with an engagement photo. The shot features Foust and his future bride, along with their adored pup, and Marion’s sparkling engagement ring.
Although Foust – who lives in Nashville – made the official announcement of the couple’s engagement near the end of July, he proposed to Marion, 25, back on July 6. “Unbeknownst to Jenika, our families and closest friends had traveled to Nashville from all over the country,” he tells The Knot. “I took her to one of our favorite restaurants, and when we walked in, they were all waiting there. It was a magical moment,” he adds.
As if the real-life proposal wasn’t wondrous enough, Home Free teamed up with a film production company to pull-off the romantic video proposal. “Once [FifGen Films] pitched the concept, we jumped at the chance to be sappy on camera for the engagement scene,” Foust shares.
Home Free may have a busy event schedule on the books, but Foust is ready to be a married man. They’ve been engaged just over a month, but Foust and Marion have set their wedding plans in motion. “We’re getting married in late December at a refurbished barn outside of Nashville, surrounded by a small group of friends and family,” Foust shares. “We’ll also be having receptions in Texas (where I grew up) and in Wisconsin (where Jenika grew up) next year.”
The “Die a Happy Man” video ends with Foust and Marion sharing a sweet kiss. Throughout the video, the couple’s love for each other is apparent. “Apart from generally keeping me on my toes, Jenika is the most thoughtful, caring person I know (and not just to me),” Foust tells The Knot. “She remains steadfastly loving and supportive throughout this crazy, musical journey. She is the best partner a wayfaring singer could ask for.”
Watch the exclusive premiere of “Die a Happy Man” above.