Get to Know Rising Country Star Kane Brown

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Who is Kane Brown? He sure has us scrambling to find out. At this moment, he's one of country music's fastest rising talents!

If you haven’t heard of Kane Brown yet, then you haven’t been paying attention. The 24-year-old is headed to the top of the country music industry with his skillful singing and knack for songwriting. This artist is definitely hitting a chord with many country music fans.

The Early Years

Kane Allen Brown was born on October 21, 1993 in Georgia, but raised in Tennessee. This young man spent his early years moving from one community to another.  Kane is mixed race, his mother is white and his father is African American and Cherokee. Raised by his single mother, and sometimes homeless, Kane lived in Rossville, Fort Oglethorpe, and LaFayette, Georgia. Eventually, his family settled in Red Bank, Tennessee. While growing up, Kane attended many schools. He sang in choir during his secondary school years, attending Red Bank High School, Ridgeland H.S., Soddy Daisy H.S. and Lakeview-Oglethorpe H.S.  It was at Lakeview-Oglethorpe H.S. where he sang in the choir with Lauren Alaina, the season 10 runner-up from American Idol.

Enjoy the former classmates’ collaboration, “What Ifs,” below!

Roots In Country Music

Kane Brown grew up listening to country music. He had a brief interest in R&B music during his middle school years. After winning a talent school in 11th grade for singing Chris Young’s “Gettin’ You Home”, he returned to his country roots. Today, he continues to stay true to country music.

Starting out, Kane auditioned for two talent-based television shows, American Idol and X-Factor. In 2013, he was selected for X-Factor, but made the decision to leave when producers wanted to include him in a boy band.  (Aren’t you glad he stayed true to his path?)  Using the power of social media became his new strategy to being discovered.

Social Media Fame

In 2014, Kane began posting videos of cover songs to social media. Initially, he covered artists such as Brantley Gilbert, Billy Currington, and Alan Jackson. His viewing audience multiplied after covering Lee Brice’s “I Don’t Dance.” Then, on September 30, 2015 he released his cover of  George Strait’s “Check Yes or No.” This video went viral with over seven million views and his Facebook followers grew to over a million.

Current Moves

Kane’s self-titled debut album was released on December 2, 2016. With the release of the deluxe edition of the album in 2017, it went to number 5 on the Billboard 200, and returned to number one on the Top Country Albums chart. Together with his single “What Ifs,” which also reached number one on multiple charts, and his track “Heaven,” the star became the first artist to have simultaneous number ones on all five main country charts – Top Country Albums, Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, Country Digital Song Sales, and Country Streaming Songs.

Currently, Brown is a special musical guest on Chris Young‘s Losing Sleep World Tour, check out the dates below!

2018 Losing Sleep World Tour Schedule

January 18
Highland Heights, KY
BB&T Arena

January 19
Grand Rapids, MI
Van Andel Arena

January 20
Hoffman Estates, IL
Sears Centre Arena

February 1
Lowell, MA
Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell

February 2
Bangor, ME
Cross Insurance Center

February 3
Mashantucket, CT
Foxwoods Resort Casino

February 8
Pittsburgh, PA
Petersen Events Center

February 9
Fairfax, VA
EagleBank Arena

February 10
Huntington, WV
Big Sandy Superstore Arena

February 15
Duluth, GA
Infinite Energy Arena

February 16
St. Augustine, FL
St. Augustine Amphitheatre

February 17
Estero, FL
Germain Arena

February 22
Green Bay, WI
Resch Center

February 23
Minneapolis, MN
Target Center

February 24
Cedar Rapids, IA
US Cellular Center

April 19
Tuscaloosa, AL
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

April 20
Orange Beach, AL
The Wharf

May 3
Columbus, OH
Schottenstein Center

May 4
Toledo, OH
Huntington Center

May 5
La Crosse, WI
La Crosse Center

May 10
Rapid City, SD
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

May 11
Sioux Falls, SD
Denny Sanford PREMIERE Center

May 12
Lincoln, NE
Pinnacle Bank Arena

May 16
Missoula, MT
Adams Center

May 17
Yakima, WA
Yakima Valley SunDome

May 18
Eugene, OR
Matthew Knight Arena

May 19
Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Dome

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