Chris Daughtry wrote this on his couch in North Carolina, shortly before had even appeared on the American Idol show.
After coming only 4th on American Idol, Chris Daughtry performed this song to Clive Davis, the head of Sony BMG Music Entertainment who have signed all the "Idol" winners and runners-up. His performance won him a record contract.
"Home" became the send off song for exiting American Idol contenders on the show's sixth season replacing Daniel Powter's "Bad Day."
Daughtry's self-titled debut was the most popular US album of 2007 selling 3.2 million copies in the States. The American Idol finalist was followed by Akon, who sold 2.7 million copies of Konvicted.
At the 2007 American Music Awards, Daughtry won for Favorite Album, Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, and Breakthrough Artist. They performed this song at the show.
Suggestion credit: Bertrand - Paris, France
Before he auditioned for American Idol, Chris Daughtry fronted a band called Absent Element, which formed in a church in Burlington, North Carolina. In 2012 the other three members - lead guitarist Mark Perry, drummer Scott Crawford and bassist Ryan Andrews - claimed they had a role in penning this hit tune, as well as three other songs recorded by Daughtry. According to legal papers filed in North Carolina, it was claimed the singer had reached an understanding on sharing revenues from their compositions and has subsequently defrauded them of the proceeds. Chris Daughtry responded on his website, by describing the accusations as "false." "I am very hurt," he added. "The songs listed in this lawsuit were written solely by me and no one else and at this time, I have no further comment."
Margie from Hanford, Ca.I chose this song for my older brothers funeral. He struggled with drug addiction all his life. He was a hard worker and like any Mom my Mother loved him unconditionally. My Mom passed and it was really hard for all of us. My brother died in an accident 9 months later and i just think everything this song says is him. He was tired of everything and missed our Mother so he went home to be with her in Heaven. She couldn't leave her baby alone. Love Daughtry.
Danielle from MassachusettsI always thought of this song as someone who's been through a rough patch of some sort and are going back home to get themselves together. Even though they've hit a rough patch they're determined to stay where they are and don't want people criticizing them for it because it's their choice. Daughtry's one of my favorite artists and this is one of my favorite songs by them.
Jennifer from Memphis, TnEven though Chris wrote this before he became famous, I'm sure the words have a great meaning for his life now.
John from Niagarafalls, NyHome refers to heaven in this song and so many others
Cait from Pittsburgh, Pathis song reminds me of a soldier who was deployed and is coming back home. im a soldier and this song is how i feel after being away. especially the "I'm not running from. No, I think you got me all wrong. I don't regret this life I chose for me" part. i dont regret joining, and when i come home its not like im running away from it all... its just nice to come home...
Mixermatt from Bloomington, Mn"Home" Is a great song. Christain Radio stations have also picked up on this song
Fulu from Limpopo, South Africai first heard this song 5 yrs ago in the coca-cola advert and i just happened to like since then.
Lori from Sturgis, Sdthis is a great song, it makes me a little homesick.
Summer from Nashville, TnPersonally, this song reminds me of a young boy that I had known who died from cancer. It brings back sad memories, but I love the song. "Don't regret this life just for me."
Ashtin from Canada, Canadaalot of people slow dance to it lol, wher ei am, its like the #1 slow song
Arthur from Lakeland, FlThey use this song for many tributes saying that the person or people that died are going "home" to God.
Selena from Griffin, GaIf I am not mistaken, Chris wrote this song for his child who was being kept from him. Beautiful song!
John Lennon's lead guitar work on Yoko Ono's "Walking On Thin Ice" proved to be his final creative act. It was upon their return home after completing laying down the track that Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman.