New York, NY (Top40 Charts)
U.S. Bank today announces its official partnership with Kane Brown, an American country music singer on a continuation of its Music
Made Possible series with the CMA Foundation. Music
Made Possible is a joint effort to support musical education opportunities in schools and nonprofit organizations where there is the greatest need.
Brown, a native of Georgia and Tennessee, grew up liking the song "I Like It, I Love It" by Tim McGraw. The talented four-sport athlete got involved in the middle school choir and by 11th grade, he won a contest singing Chris Young's "Getting You Home." Now a Multi-Platinum award-winning "breakthrough entertainer" (as named by the Associated Press), Brown continues to "defy-genres" and "break boundaries" (according to Billboard).
The CMA, ACM, AMA, CMT and Billboard Music
Awards nominee is the first artist in Billboard history to top all five Billboard Country charts simultaneously, and with the 4X Platinum certification of "Heaven," he became one of only five country acts with multiple 4X Platinum hits joining Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt
and Taylor Swift. Noted as being the "future of Country" (Billboard) and one of "31 People Changing the South" (Time), Brown released his sophomore Experiment in 2018, which debuted No. 1 on both the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums chart.
"I'm excited to partner with U.S. Bank as we share the common value of working hard, building strong communities and the belief that music can make a difference," said Brown. "I can't wait to surprise people who are working hard, lending a hand in the community and supporting music education. I hope to see you on our journey."
U.S. Bank and Brown will look to surprise and delight country music fans and inspire those future singers, songwriters and musicians through a variety of community activations in 2019.
"When we were looking for a partner to help us bring Music
Made Possible to life in our communities, we were thrilled to find Kane Brown," said Beth McDonnell, Chief Marketing Officer for U.S. Bank. "He is somebody who understands the importance of paying it forward and believes in the power of play through music. Brown's vision aligns so well with U.S. Bank's giving and engagement platform, Community Possible, where we believe that communities are stronger when they are connected through culture, arts, recreation and music."
In 2018, U.S. Bank and the CMA Foundation partnered on the Places to Play #MusicMadePossible series, donating $230,000 to Notes for Notes, the Harmony Project, Roselawn Condon Elementary School in Cincinnati, Napier Elementary School in Nashville and Seattle Public Schools.