TIDAL Rising: Kane Brown
There’s little doubt that Kane Brown is on the rise.
Born and raised amidst the United States of America’s Southern heartland, Kane Brown is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter with a penchant for pop-country.
Though Brown did audition for American Idol and X-Factor back in 2013, the lifelong music fan first made real waves in 2015 when his cover of George Strait’s “Say No or Yes” achieved an impressive 7 million+ views on YouTube.
Following the release of “Used To Love You Sober” and a string of successful country hits, Brown signed with RCA Nashville in this year. His debut studio full-length, Kane Brown, is out now.
We checked in with the rapidly Rising star to get to know him just a little bit better.
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Tell us a little about your brand new album. What do we get?
The album is autobiographical and my life story. It has a lot of musical elements that people might not expect from me and incorporates my love of traditional country music.
What’s the story of your recent song “Hometown?”
I was on tour with Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Hubbard came on my bus without even knocking and said “I have to show you a song but don’t tell my wife because she wants us to record it.” I ended up loving it and asked if I could record it. Tyler checked with his wife, she said “yes” and that’s how I ended up being able to put it on my record.
Who were your musical heroes growing up?
Being from Georgia I love Alan Jackson. I’m a huge Randy Travis fan as well and was fortunate enough to meet him this fall.
When and how did you first get into music?
I was in middle school chorus with (fellow country singer) Lauren Alaina and was very shy. I was nervous about singing and she encouraged me.
Name an experience that changed your perspective on music?
I recently saw Dolly Parton at the Hollywood Bowl and the way she introduced each song and made a show just basically with her and a guitar was really inspiring. She managed to hold the crowd’s attention with just her personality.
What’s the best new song you recently discovered?
I love “Blue Ain’t Your Color” by Keith Urban. It’s one of my favorite songs he’s done. Also “Sucker for Pain” from the Suicide Squad Soundtrack gets me and my band pumped up before going on stage.
Can you share a fun fact about you or your music?
My two favorite things are music and sports. If I weren’t doing music I would be doing sports. I love football and basketball. My favorite teams are Carolina Panthers and Golden State Warriors
What’s your favorite activity besides music?
I also love video games and was ranked in the top 200 in the world in Call of Duty.
What’s coming next for you?
Right now we are doing a headlining tour sponsored by Monster Energy and Outbreak Presents and the show is on the next level with full production, video and all the new songs from the album.
Looking one year ahead, where would you like to see yourself?
I really try to just live my life one day at a time. Each day is such a blessing that I don’t ever look too far ahead.
Finally, if your music was a car what would it be?
My music is like my Dodge Hellcat. Sometimes it’s loud and fast and other times it’s slow and cruises but you always know it’s me coming.
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