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After yet another successful weekend as part of the Chris Young’s “Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour,” which included another slew of sold-out dates in Chicago, Cincinnati and Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kane Brown returned home … to play music once again.

This time it wasn’t an Alan Jackson or George Strait cover. Nope, this time Kane decided to do a cover of Khalid’s “Location.” And once again, he showcased the most important factors about the essence of Kane Brown — his incredible voice and genuine nature — something that has fans falling in love with him a little more every day.

That love was more than evident during Kane’s recent show in Chicago on Jan. 20, where you couldn’t help but notice the onslaught of female fans that came out to cheer on one of their favorite country artists. With their Kane Brown hats on, their signs lit up and their voices cracking after screaming throughout his set, these are the fans that have undoubtedly propelled Kane to where he is today, and they are the fans that Kane can’t seem to forget both onstage and off.

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“What really gets me are those fans with the signs that I try to read while I am singing at the same time,” laughed Kane during an interview with Rare Country. “And after the show, I get really touched by the messages I get. And I read them all. People think I don’t read them, but I read every single one. Some are really sad. I’m playing [the autobiographical song] ‘Learning’ in my set right now, and a lot of people contact me about the struggles they have gone through in their life. It kind of makes me want to write more songs that connect with people like that. I’m writing for a new album right now so it’s something that’s definitely on my mind.”

It’s this connection with his fans that everyone seems to be noticing, including his friend and tour headliner Chris Young. “He’s just taken off in such a great way right now,” Chris told Rare Country just steps away from Kane’s backstage dressing room. “He’s got at least three or four songs in his set right now that fans know each and every word of and are singing right along with him. He’s growing his fan base. He has people in his corner, whether it’s a single release or album cut, which is so much fun to see. He’s just leaps and bounds from where he was. I saw one of his first performances, and I saw him [opening for] Jason [Aldean] and it’s one of the reasons I wanted him out here.”


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Getting to catch Kane’s show is one of the main reasons so many fans have been finding themselves lining up long before the doors even open on this new tour. “I want people to show up early and I want people to stay late and you are seeing that on this tour,” Chris added. “It’s exciting for all of us.” 

Tricia Despres is a senior correspondent for Rare Country, based out of Chicago. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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