Kane Brown is an American country music singer and songwriter. He first came to the attention of the public through the social media. He released his first EP, titled Closer, in June 2015. A new single "Used to Love You Sober" was released in October 2015.
Brown was raised by a single mother, and moved around when he was younger, from Rossville to Fort Oglethorpe and LaFayette in Georgia, finally settling in Red Bank, Tennessee. He attended Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia where he sang in the choir with Lauren Alaina, the runner-up on season 10 of American Idol. He also attended Red Bank, Ridgeland, and Soddy Daisy High School. Kane grew up on a farm listening to country music, but became interested in R&B music in middle school. However, after winning a school talent show in 11th grade where he sang Chris Young's "Gettin' You Home", he began to perform country music.
Brown had tried out on X-Factor in 2013 and was chosen, but quit the show when the show wanted to put him in a boy band.
In 2014, Kane Brown started to post videos of his covers of songs by Brantley Gilbert, Billy Currington, Alan Jackson and other singers on social media. His began to acquired a following through these homemade videos on Facebook; an early video to gain wider attention was his cover of Lee Brice’s "I Don’t Dance". His cover of George Strait's "Check Yes or No", released on September 30, 2015, went viral and received over 7 million views. The number of his followers on Facebook quickly reached over a million, and a clip of a teaser for his own single "Used to Love You Sober" released on October 8, 2015 received one million views in under three hours, and reached over 11 million views two weeks later. Brown is managed by Jay Frank.
In 2014, Brown raised fund via crowdfunding site Kickstarter to produce a six-song EP, which he recorded in Nashville at the home studio of Noah Henson, guitarist for Brantley Gilbert. The EP, titled Closer, was released in June 2, 2015, and debuted on the Top Country Albums chart at No. 22, selling 3,200 copies in its debut week. A single from the EP, "Don't Go City on Me" was first released on October 22, 2014, and it reached No. 43 on Country Digital Songs.
Brown released a new single "Used To Love You Sober" on October 21, 2015 on his birthday, and the song was spotlighted on Zane Lowe's Beats 1. It reached No. 2 on the Country Digital Songs chart based on just two days of sales, with 38,000 copies sold. The release of the single also pushed his EP Closer up the chart to No. 22 on Top Album Sales.
Brown opened for Florida Georgia Line on their summer 2016 Dig Your Roots Tour. Kane collaborated with Chandler Stephens on a song they wrote together, "Can't Stop Love", which was released on February 12, 2016.
Kane signed with Sony Music Nashville on January 27, 2016 and records under the RCA Nashville label. He released his first EP under the label, titled Chapter 1, on March 18, 2016. The EP includes the singles "Used to Love You Sober" and "Last Minute Late Night". It debuted at number nine on the US Billboard 200, and number three on the Top Country Albums chart, selling 30,000 units (23,000 in traditional albums) in its first week.
On June 17, 2016, "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" was released for sales as a single from his debut full-length album. "Thunder in the Rain" was released as the second single from the album on August 3, 2016. He headlined his own Ain't No Stopping Us Now Tour produced by Monster Energy and Outbreak Presents starting on November 3, 2016.
The self-titled debut album was released on December 2, 2016, and debuted at number 10 on the US Billboard 200. On the release of the deluxe edition of the album, 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 a new song "Heaven" released with the deluxe edition, Brown 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.
"What Ifs", which was recorded with his friend Lauren Alaina, was released as the third single from the album and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. It became a Number One hit on the Billboard Country Airplay charts for the week dated October 28, 2017, the first for Brown and second for Alaina. It also spent five weeks at Number One on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart as well.
An expanded deluxe edition of Brown's debut album was released October 6, 2017 featuring four new tracks, including a duet with Chris Young (musician) and Heaven (Kane Brown song), which was released as the album's fourth single on November 13, 2017.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
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