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.

The 2018 CMA Fest lineup is out and Carrie Underwood and more big stars are on it News The 2018 CMA Fest lineup is out and Carrie Underwood and more big stars are on it , Rare Country Contributor 5:25pm, March 21
Kane Brown hits fans up with brand-new, romantic song Performances Kane Brown hits fans up with brand-new, romantic song , Senior Country Correspondent 4:52pm, March 12
Kane Brown teases brand-new music, and Instagram goes wild Music Kane Brown teases brand-new music, and Instagram goes wild , Rare Country Contributor 11:17am, March 9
Kane Brown reveals that he still faces racism, despite his success News Kane Brown reveals that he still faces racism, despite his success , Rare Country Contributor 11:59am, February 28
Kane Brown might be cooking up a duet with his fiancée News Kane Brown might be cooking up a duet with his fiancée , Senior Country Correspondent 11:42am, February 23
Watch Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina react to a blast from their middle school past Features Watch Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina react to a blast from their middle school past , Senior Country Correspondent 10:54am, February 21
Kane Brown’s newest song just might be your next summertime anthem Performances Kane Brown’s newest song just might be your next summertime anthem , Rare Country Contributor 8:57am, February 20
Kane Brown reveals the move he made that helped his relationship News Kane Brown reveals the move he made that helped his relationship , Senior Country Correspondent 11:16am, February 16
Kane Brown and his fiancée’s Valentine’s Day duet gets a surprising background singer News Kane Brown and his fiancée’s Valentine’s Day duet gets a surprising background singer , Rare Country Contributor 3:09pm, February 15
Kane Brown wows in brand-new late night performances Performances Kane Brown wows in brand-new late night performances , Rare Country Contributor 12:18pm, February 13
Kane Brown pays tribute to a departed family member in a special way News Kane Brown pays tribute to a departed family member in a special way , Rare Country Contributor 5:51pm, February 12
Watch as Kane Brown gets emotional about an unfulfilled dream Features Watch as Kane Brown gets emotional about an unfulfilled dream , Senior Country Correspondent 3:12pm, February 7
Kane Brown and fiancée share pics of romantic getaway Features Kane Brown and fiancée share pics of romantic getaway , Senior Country Correspondent 4:10pm, January 31
Kane Brown sounds downright smooth in new cover performance Features Kane Brown sounds downright smooth in new cover performance , Senior Country Correspondent 3:03pm, January 22
We now know what got Chris Young so freaked out at a recent show Features We now know what got Chris Young so freaked out at a recent show , 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