Kane Brown

About Kane Brown

Possessing both an appreciation for country music’s best traditions and an innovative creative spirit is a winning combination that has made Kane Brown one of today’s most successful young artists.

The Georgia native grew up idolizing traditionalists such as Randy Travis, Alan Jackson and George Strait, but when it came time to launch his music career, he used a decidedly modern approach. Kane started earning a devoted legion of fans by posting videos of himself singing covers of songs by Alan, George, Brantley Gilbert, Billy Currington and Lee Brice on social media. These days, he has millions of Facebook followers and a major recording career.

Kane overcame a difficult childhood to see his musical dreams come true. Raised by a single mother, the family moved frequently throughout Georgia and Tennessee, battling poverty, homelessness and racism. (Kane is biracial. His mother is white and his father is black and Cherokee.) Kane’s love for music was a constant during all the upheaval of his childhood. He grew up listening to country, but flirted with R&B during middle school. During his junior year, he won his high school talent show with a rendition of Chris Young’s “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song).” During his school years, he also received encouragement from a friend in his choir class who later rose to fame on “American Idol.” He and that pal, Lauren Alaina, remain friends to this day and scored a chart-topping duet in 2017 with “What Ifs.”

Kane has never been afraid of hard work, and when his videos began drawing more than a million views, he raised money via a Kickstarter campaign to record a six-song EP in Nashville. As his fan base continued to grow, Kane signed a record deal with Sony Music Nashville’s RCA label in January 2016, released his major label debut EP, “Chapter 1” that March and was voted by fans as Rare Country’s New Artist of the Year later in 2016.

The “Chapter 1” project debuted at No. 3 on the “Billboard” Top Country Albums chart and No. 9 on the Billboard 200. Kane’s full-length, self-titled debut album was released in December 2016 and has spent multiple weeks at No. 1 on “Billboard’s” Top Country Albums chart fueled by the tracks “Ain't No Stopping Us Now,” “Thunder in the Rain,” “What Ifs” and “Heaven.”

He has built a solid career recording music that pays homage to his traditional roots yet reflects the cutting edge sensibilities of a musician in his mid 20s. As he continues to headline sold out concerts and collect accolades, he’s especially gratified that he’s making his Nana proud. But his beloved grandmother and mother had to learn to share him with another important woman in his life, as Brown became engaged in April 2017 to Katelyn Jae. The couple makes their home in Nashville when he’s not on the road performing for his fans and living his dream. They are planning a fall 2018 wedding.

Carrie Underwood will be among the performers during the 2018 CMA Fest News Carrie Underwood will be among the performers during the 2018 CMA Fest , Rare Country Contributor 5:25pm, March 21
Kane Brown shares another brand-new song with his fans Performances Kane Brown shares another brand-new song with his fans , Senior Country Correspondent 4:52pm, March 12
Kane Brown teases new music in a series of Instagram posts Music Kane Brown teases new music in a series of Instagram posts , Rare Country Contributor 11:17am, March 9
Kane Brown claims racism keeps songwriters from working with him News Kane Brown claims racism keeps songwriters from working with him , Rare Country Contributor 11:59am, February 28
Kane Brown may be planning a duet with his fiancée News Kane Brown may be planning a duet with his fiancée , Senior Country Correspondent 11:42am, February 23
Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina reunite with middle school choir teacher Features Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina reunite with middle school choir teacher , Senior Country Correspondent 10:54am, February 21
Kane Brown teases new romantic song called "One Night Only" Performances Kane Brown teases new romantic song called "One Night Only" , Rare Country Contributor 8:57am, February 20
Kane Brown reveals a change he made for the sake of his fiancée News Kane Brown reveals a change he made for the sake of his fiancée , Senior Country Correspondent 11:16am, February 16
Kane Brown, fiancée Katelyn Jae and dog Rambo make a hilarious trio News Kane Brown, fiancée Katelyn Jae and dog Rambo make a hilarious trio , Rare Country Contributor 3:09pm, February 15
Kane Brown gets the crowd involved on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” performance Performances Kane Brown gets the crowd involved on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” performance , Rare Country Contributor 12:18pm, February 13
Kane Brown wears his "Papa’s" jacket onstage for the first time News Kane Brown wears his "Papa’s" jacket onstage for the first time , Rare Country Contributor 5:51pm, February 12
Kane Brown gets emotional about an unfulfilled dream Features Kane Brown gets emotional about an unfulfilled dream , Senior Country Correspondent 3:12pm, February 7
Kane Brown and fiancée Katelyn Jae share pics from a romantic getaway Features Kane Brown and fiancée Katelyn Jae share pics from a romantic getaway , Senior Country Correspondent 4:10pm, January 31
Kane Brown's voice sounds like smooth butter on his Khalid cover Features Kane Brown's voice sounds like smooth butter on his Khalid cover , Senior Country Correspondent 3:03pm, January 22
Chris Young discusses how his relationship with fans has grown Features Chris Young discusses how his relationship with fans has grown , Senior Country Correspondent 2:05pm, January 22
A country star gets a major shoutout from a wrestling great News A country star gets a major shoutout from a wrestling great , Senior Country Correspondent 3:49pm, January 18
Chris Young surprises fans with a special guest on his headlining tour Performances Chris Young surprises fans with a special guest on his headlining tour , Rare Country Contributor 10:11am, January 16
Kane Brown and his fiancée’s dance party has everyone talking News Kane Brown and his fiancée’s dance party has everyone talking , Senior Country Correspondent 1:12pm, January 5
Kane Brown brings his mom to tears in heartwarming video News Kane Brown brings his mom to tears in heartwarming video , Rare Country Contributor 6:20pm, October 4
Kane Brown speaks out about his brand new fiancée News Kane Brown speaks out about his brand new fiancée , Senior Country Correspondent 4:50pm, May 20
This flashback video of Kane Brown is the best thing you’ll see today News This flashback video of Kane Brown is the best thing you’ll see today , Rare Country Contributor 3:38pm, December 12
Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina reunite with middle school choir teacher Features Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina reunite with middle school choir teacher , Senior Country Correspondent 10:54am, February 21
Kane Brown shares another brand-new song with his fans Performances Kane Brown shares another brand-new song with his fans , Senior Country Correspondent 4:52pm, March 12
Kane Brown teases new romantic song called "One Night Only" Performances Kane Brown teases new romantic song called "One Night Only" , Rare Country Contributor 8:57am, February 20
Kane Brown and fiancée Katelyn Jae share pics from a romantic getaway Features Kane Brown and fiancée Katelyn Jae share pics from a romantic getaway , Senior Country Correspondent 4:10pm, January 31
Kane Brown reveals a change he made for the sake of his fiancée News Kane Brown reveals a change he made for the sake of his fiancée , Senior Country Correspondent 11:16am, February 16
A country star gets a major shoutout from a wrestling great News A country star gets a major shoutout from a wrestling great , Senior Country Correspondent 3:49pm, January 18
Kane Brown’s visit with his Nana will melt your heart News Kane Brown’s visit with his Nana will melt your heart , Rare Country Contributor 8:04pm, August 17
Kane Brown, fiancée Katelyn Jae and dog Rambo make a hilarious trio News Kane Brown, fiancée Katelyn Jae and dog Rambo make a hilarious trio , Rare Country Contributor 3:09pm, February 15
Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina just put the perfect touch on their fairy tale year Rare Country Awards Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina just put the perfect touch on their fairy tale year , Senior Country Correspondent 11:09am, December 15
Kane Brown is ready for marriage, but maybe the baby carriage should wait News Kane Brown is ready for marriage, but maybe the baby carriage should wait , Rare Country Contributor 7:46pm, August 18
Kane Brown’s fiancée shares a series of lovey-dovey pictures of the happy couple News Kane Brown’s fiancée shares a series of lovey-dovey pictures of the happy couple , Rare Country Contributor 8:38pm, June 26
Kane Brown just gave us the inside scoop on his hot, hot, hot “Thunder in the Rain” video News Kane Brown just gave us the inside scoop on his hot, hot, hot “Thunder in the Rain” video , Senior Country Correspondent 5:43pm, November 10
Kane Brown claims racism keeps songwriters from working with him News Kane Brown claims racism keeps songwriters from working with him , Rare Country Contributor 11:59am, February 28
Kane Brown opens up about the big step he just took with his fiancée Features Kane Brown opens up about the big step he just took with his fiancée , Senior Country Correspondent 4:05pm, July 24
Kane Brown’s fiancée gets downright sexy in new pic News Kane Brown’s fiancée gets downright sexy in new pic , Senior Country Correspondent 6:33pm, July 14