Just a few years ago, Kane Brown was another indie musician trying to break out by posting his material on social media. Now, he’s the hottest thing in country music. But just who is Kane Brown? Brown was born in Chattanooga Tennessee on October 21 1993.
His childhood wasn’t easy as he was raised by a single mother and sometimes faced homelessness growing up. After becoming interested in R&B and country music in his youth, Brown auditioned for both American Idol and The X Factor before posting cover songs on Facebook and other social media platforms. Quickly acquiring a large following and releasing his own material, with his song Used to Love You Sober getting more than 11 million views in just two weeks.
After releasing two EPs, Closer and Chapter 1 in June 2015 and March 2016 respectively Kane generated more buzz by opening for Florida Georgia Line for their Dig Your Roots Tour during the summer of 2016.
Brown’s self-titled debut studio album was later released on December 2 2016 debuting at number ten on the Billboard 200 chart. The record spawned hit singles like What Ifs and Heaven, helping to quickly catapult Brown into stardom.
Kane’s second full-length LP is called Experiment. It debuted atop both the all-genre Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts Nov 24 2018.
#1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart for 2018 is Meant To Be from Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line. Kane Brown’s Heaven was #2.
The Billboard Top Country Artist of 2018 is Chris Stapleton. Kane Brown was #2.
The Billboard Top Country Songs Artist of 2018 is Florida Georgia Line. Kane Brown was #2.
The Billboard Top Country Airplay Artist of 2018 is Thomas Rhett. Kane Brown was #4
The Billboard Top Country Album of 2018 is This One’s For You from Luke Combs. Kane Brown’s self titled LP was #2.
The Billboard Top Country Album Artist of 2018 is Chris Stapleton. Kane Brown was #6.
Heaven was written by Blake Anthony Carter, Matthew McGinn and Lindsay Rimes and produced by Dan Huff. Kane Brown said “I think we always knew something about this song Heaven was special, especially hearing the fan reaction when we play it live, but to have it go to #1 means so much. This means the world to me.”
Heaven was inspired by Kane Brown missing his then fiancée, Katelyn Jae, while he was on tour. Kane Brown and Katelyn Jae were married in a ceremony outside of Nashville on Friday evening Oct 12 2018.
Kane admits his idea of Heaven is still pretty simple. “You know, hanging out with my wife, the dogs, going to a movie,” he explains. “We have this little Mexican restaurant that we always go to in Mt. Juliet. We actually did it last night. It’s our spot to go to. It’s called Don Pancho. It’s right by the Walmart in Mt. Juliet.” Mt. Juliet is one of the suburbs on the outskirts of Nashville.
Kane Brown had a big night at the American Music Awards Oct 9th 2018.
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