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Kane Brown’s path in country music seemed set when he won a high school talent show after singing Chris Young’s ‘Gettin’ You Home’ in eleventh grade.

He took his talent to TV, auditioning for American Idol and The X Factor. He landed on the latter, but left after the show tried to place him in a boy band. Brown, who is biracial, saw the power his presence could have in country – a genre he’d mostly been performing since those early high school days. 

Brown began posting covers of songs on Facebook, quickly amassing and a following, which helped him crowd-source his self-released EP Closer in 2014. 

His self-titled debut album followed in 2016, and one year later he released an expanded edition that brought things full circle. The project featured a duet with Chris Young on the track ‘Heaven’. Brown’s sophomore album Experiment arrived in 2018. 

In 2021, Brown hit two milestones: He became the first black person to the ACM Award for Video of the Year, and he launched his own label, 1021 Entertainment, through Sony Nashville.

  • Full name: Kane Allen Brown
  • Born: October 21, 1993
  • Hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Genre: Country, Country R&B, Pop
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CMT Music Awards 2022

By Holler , March 16, 2022

Kane Brown leads the star-studded list with four nominations, including Video of the Year, Male Video of the Year and CMT Performance of the Year. Co-host Kelsea Ballerini, Mickey Guyton and first-time nominees BRELAND and Cody Johnson all have three nominations apiece.

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By Helen M Jerome, August 6, 2021

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The Best Summer Country Songs

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By Jof Owen, June 24, 2021

Time to stock up on hayfever tablets and smother yourself in factor 50 - here are the best summer country songs according to Holler.

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Carrie Underwood and More Win Big at the CMT Music Awards

By Holler , June 10, 2021

Gabby Barrett won Female Video of the Year while Kane Brown won Male Video of the Year.

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Missing Live Music? The 2021 CMT Awards Has You Covered

By Holler , May 20, 2021

This year's initial lineup features Miranda Lambert, Mickey Guyton, Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osbourne, and so much more.

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Kane Brown wins Video of the Year at ACM Awards

By Zoe Hodges, April 14, 2021

Brown was announced as the winner during an interview he was giving on ‘CBS This Morning’.

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Chris Young and Kane Brown Team Up For ‘Famous Friends’ Music Video

By Zoe Hodges, March 26, 2021

The video for the track, which is currently climbing up the country charts, features some of Brown and Young’s real life friends as they put on a live rooftop performance in downtown Nashville.

Restless Road

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By Taylor Weatherby, January 13, 2021

The Kane Brown-signed trio talk making it through X Factor to becoming the fresh, TikTok-conquering act they are today.