You have to see Kane Brown take on this country classic from Alan Jackson Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP
Kane Brown performs at the 12th Annual Stars for Second Harvest Benefit at Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Kane Brown singing Alan Jackson is about the best thing we’ve heard in a while, y’all.

The Georgia native took on his fellow Georgia native Alan’s iconic hit, “Chattahoochee,” during a show in Raleigh, North Carolina, and boy, can he sing it!

Kane has that booming twang very reminiscent of Alan’s, so this cover couldn’t have been more perfect.

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That night, Kane also performed “Learning” from his debut record, a powerful, laid back country rap that openly addresses his difficult childhood and obstacles he endured such as bullying, racism and abuse from his stepfather.

With lyrics like, “All bruised and broken, I was lonely and scared / My mom, she was working there was nobody there,” you truly get a sense of the heartbreaking struggles Kane had to overcome to arrive where he is today.

As he continued to sing about redemption and forgiveness, the crowd joined in so loudly that you can barely hear him singing anymore.

With this song, Kane solidified his place in music as a role model for anyone enduring hardships, or trying to scale that big mountain in front of them. His story is one of triumph, success and a much-needed lesson in the importance of forgiveness and “learning how to let it go,” as the song’s lyrics say.

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He is a true inspiration, and it sure is awesome hearing the crowd singing along with him.

This year, Kane scored two big nominations at the upcoming Rare Country Awards after winning the New Artist trophy last year. He’s now up for his first-ever nomination for Male Artist of the Year. In addition, his hit duet with pal Lauren Alaina, “What Ifs,” is nominated for Duet of the Year. You can vote now through Dec. 13 at, then plan to tune in to the livestream of the Rare Country Awards on Dec. 14 to see Kane perform and find out if he wins!

Samantha Stephens absolutely lives for music. When she's not making it, she's talking or writing about it. She's worked in all arenas of the country music world for nearly a decade, from syndicated radio and television to print journalism. She's even been known to crash a red carpet or two, true story.
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