Kane Allen Brown (born October 21, 1993) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He first came to the attention of the public through 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. After Brown signed with RCA Nashville in early 2016, the actual song was included on his EP Chapter 1, which was released in March 2016. He released his first full-length album, the self-titled "Kane Brown", on December 2, 2016. The single "What Ifs" was released from this album and, in October 2017, Brown became the first artist to have simultaneous number ones on all five main country charts. Brown released his second album, "Experiment", in November 2018, which became his first number one album on the Billboard 200.
by Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey | September 9, 2016
Watch Kane Brown’s Stormy New Lyric Video for “Thunder in the Rain”
As Kane Brown gears up for the release of his debut full-length album this fall, he’s staying busy on the road with Cole Swindell, the Cadillac Three and Florida Georgia Line on their Dig Your Roots Tour.
In addition, last week Kane released his new single, “Thunder in the Rain,” to country radio. Co-penned by Kane, Josh Hoge and Matt McVaney, the tune was one of the most added songs on the Billboard Country Airplay chart last week.
“The song has got a real drive to it,” says Kane to Nash Country Daily. “It’s about two unstoppable forces in a relationship. Nothing is going to come in between them. I feel like it’s just a fun song to drive to and roll your windows down and just jam out to.”
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Brown was raised in rural northwest Georgia and in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, area. He is multiracial, with a European-American mother, Tabatha Brown, and an African-American father who is also part Cherokee. In 2018, he told People he did not know he was biracial until he was 7 or 8 years old: "I thought I was full white... I found out that I was biracial, and I still wasn't thinking anything of it, but then I started getting called the N-word ... I learned what it meant, and that's when it started affecting me. I got in fights over it when I was little." His father has been incarcerated since 1996, and he was raised by his single mother.
Sometimes homeless, his family moved around northwest Georgia when he was younger from Rossville to Fort Oglethorpe to LaFayette before finally settling in Red Bank, Tennessee. As a result, he attended many schools, among them 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 Schools. After graduation, he lived with his grandmother, who had also helped raise him.
Brown grew up listening to country music but became interested in R&B music in middle school. However, after winning a school talent show in 11th grade with a rendition of Chris Young's "Gettin' You Home", he began to perform country music. He auditioned for both American Idol and The X Factor after the success of his school friend Lauren Alaina on American Idol. He was chosen for The X Factor after an audition in 2013 but left the show when its producers wanted to include him in a boy band. After that, he decided to post his cover versions of popular songs online.
In 2014, Kane Brown began posting videos of his covers of songs by Brantley Gilbert, Billy Currington, Alan Jackson and other singers on social media. He started to acquire 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 seven 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 in two weeks.
Brown was initially signed to Zone 4 with Jay Frank as his first manager. Martha Earls became his manager in 2016.[
2014-15: «Closer» EP
In 2014, Brown raised funds 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 chart.
2015: «Used to Love You Sober» and follow-up singles
Brown released a new single "Used to Love You Sober" on October 21, 2015, which is his birthday, and the song was spotlighted on Zane Lowe's Beats 1. It reached number two 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 number 22 on the Top Album Sales chart. A second song, "Last Minute Late Night", was released on November 4, 2015, and debuted on the Country Digital Songs chart at number nine, selling 26,000 copies. Another, "I Love That I Hate You", followed three weeks later on November 30, 2015, selling 17,000 copies in the first week.
2016-2018: «Chapter 1» EP and «Kane Brown» album
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.
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. "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.
An expanded deluxe edition of Brown's debut album was released October 6, 2017, featuring four new tracks, including a duet with Chris Young and "Heaven", released as the album's fourth single on November 13, 2017. Upon the release of the deluxe edition, the album went to number five on the Billboard 200 and returned to number one on the Top Country Albums chart. With the single "What Ifs", which reached number one on multiple charts, and the 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.
2018-present: «Experiment» and other singles
On June 7, 2018, RCA Nashville released "Lose It" as the lead single for his second RCA album. A second track from the album, "Weekend", was released on August 8, 2018. On September 4, 2018, Brown announced the album's title, Experiment, via Twitter along with its cover art and news of the upcoming track "Homesick". Experiment was released on November 9, 2018 and became Brown's first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Over the course of 2018-19, Brown released several collaborations with artists such as Becky G, Camila Cabello and Digital Farm Animals, including a remix of "Saturday Nights" with R&B star Khalid which was released as a single. He also appeared on Brooks & Dunn's album Reboot in a new rendition of their past hit "Believe". In August 2019, Brown collaborated with Marshmello for "One Thing Right", his first release to Mainstream Pop Radio.
In October 2019, Brown's drummer Kenny Dixon died in a car accident.
Brown is married to Katelyn Jae. He proposed to her on Easter Sunday in 2017 and announced their engagement during a concert in Philadelphia a short time later in April 2017. They were married at Mint Springs Farm in Nolensville, Tennessee, on October 12, 2018, with about 200 family and friends in attendance. On April 15, 2019, Brown announced they are expecting their first child. Less than a month later, he revealed the baby is a girl during a walk down the red carpet at the Billboard Music Awards on May 1, 2019. On October 29, 2019, Jae gave birth to their daughter, Kingsley Rose Brown.
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