Kane Brown is a country music singer and songwriter who has taken the world by storm with his unique blend of country and R&B. Born and raised in Georgia, Kane was exposed to a variety of music growing up, including gospel, bluegrass, and country. He began performing locally at the age of 10 and self-released his first album “Closer” in 2015. Kane’s big break came in 2016 when he was signed to RCA Records Nashville. His self-titled debut album was released that same year and topped the Billboard Country Albums chart.
Kane Brown was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on October 21, 1993. His mother’s name is Deborah and she raised him as a single parent along with his grandmother. Growing up, Brown was teased for being biracial; he is part Cherokee and part European-American. Deborah Brown moved her around a lot when he was growing up, which made it hard for him to make friends. Eventually, the family settled down in Red Bank, Tennessee. Kane attended Ridgeland and Soddy Daisy High Schools.
Brown met his future wife, Katelyn Jae, at a country music festival in 2015. The couple got engaged in April 2017 and wed on October 12, 2018. They have a daughter named Kingsley Rose Brown, who was born on October 29, 2019. On December 30, 2021, Brown and Jae welcomed their second daughter.
In 2015, Brown self-released his first EP, titled Closer. The EP included the song “Used to Love You Sober”, which went viral on social media, resulting in Brown being signed to RCA Nashville later that year.
Brown released his self-titled debut album on December 2, 2016. The album debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 and topped the Country Albums chart. It was certified 2× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and included the singles “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now”, “Heaven”, and “What Ifs”.
On October 6, 2017, Brown released his second album, Experiment. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, it also debuted atop the all-genre Digital Albums and Top Country Albums charts, and was certified Platinum by the RIAA in Canada.
Awards and Nominations
Brown has won several awards, including four American Music Awards, a Billboard Music Award nomination, and a CMT Music Award.
- ACM Awards
- CMA Awards
- Teen Choice Awards
- iHeartRadio Music Awards
- Taste of Country Fan Choice Awards
- Kane Brown (2016)
- Experiment (2018)