Kane Brown married Katelyn Jae on Oct. Brown’s team announced the news on Sunday through a message shared with Atlanta’s WSB-TV. While there’s no word on the location of the accident, Dixon’s obituary confirms that he died at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.
Viral videos, a giant social following and a path that eschewed tradition: Kane Brown isn’t a YouTuber breaking through, but country music’s new titan. In three short years, the North Georgia native has become one of the genre’s biggest stars, with platinum-certified records, over 1.8 billion streams and hits including “What Ifs,” the third most-streamed country song ever.
The song is a pop country acoustic ballad and is the third single from his 2018 “Experiment” album. Kane dedicated his award at the CMT Artists of the Year ceremony to Kenny.
There is a long and not-always-illuminated history of black performers in country, dating back to DeFord Bailey in the 1920s and 1930s. From the late 1960s through the early 1980s, Charley Pride was one of the genre’s marquee names, notable for his gentle love songs. In the mid 2000s, the country rapper Cowboy Troy experienced a brief moment of embrace.
Two of the artists of the year honorees, Luke Combs and Carrie Underwood, were in the middle of touring and couldn’t attend the show, but Underwood performed two songs live on the show via her tour stop in Cleveland, Ohio. She stopped her show to address fans in the venue and watching on TV.
The Academy of Country Music has nominated Brown’s latest hit, Heaven,” for 2019 Song of the Year. Brown is also scheduled to perform on the national televised award show that will air on Sunday, April 7th.
Kane Brown began posting videos of himself singing cover songs online as a teenager, and when his cover of Lee Brice’s I Don’t Dance” racked up over 60,000 shares, he began to create an online following where he personally responded to fans on social media and began sharing his original music. His relationship with his fans helped take his debut single, Used to Love You Sober,” to the top of the iTunes Country charts, selling over 255,000 downloads of the song and garnering more than 3 million streams on Spotify. His first EP, Chapter 1, saw similar success, claiming the No. 3 spot on the Billboard Country albums chart and hitting the top of the iTunes country and overall albums charts.
Coming out of country’s tepid gentleman era , full of edgeless men with thin voices singing about romantic fealty, Brown was a refreshing alternative: His voice is lustrous, if not especially powerful, and his reference points are often historically minded. One of the standout songs on Experiment” is Short Skirt Weather,” a cheeky two-step that’s reminiscent of early Alan Jackson and Tim McGraw. Mainly, though, Experiment” is filled with straight-ahead songs about love and, sometimes, betrayal. He deploys his booming voice as a weapon, especially on the outstanding Homesick,” where he pivots quickly from burly to lovelorn and back.
The drummer for country music star Kane Brown was killed in a car accident on Saturday, the band confirmed. April 16 (UPI) – Country singer Kane Brown is going to be a dad.
Just a few songs into his Saturday night set at NRG Stadium, Brown recounted his tortured upbringing in front of a crowd of 75,122. The young, biracial singer was raised by a single mom, sometimes lived in a car and ate Cheerios for dinner, was abused by his stepdad and got called the “n-word” by kids in school.
Kane and I have gotten to know each other not only from touring but from writing songs, hanging out together, and I’ve just been so incredibly lucky to be able to call this guy a brother and a friend. He’s like family,” Young said.
Kane Allen Brown (born October 21, 1993) is an American singer and songwriter who first came to the attention of the public through social media. He released his first EP, titled Closer, in June 2015 and followed it with a new single, “Used to Love You Sober”, in October 2015. After Brown signed with RCA Nashville in early 2016, the song was included on his EP Chapter 1, released in March 2016. He released his first full-length album, the self-titled Kane Brown, on December 2, 2016. The single “What Ifs” came from this album, and in October 2017, Brown became the first artist to have simultaneous number ones on all five main Billboard country charts. Brown released his second album, Experiment, in November 2018, which became his first number one album on the Billboard 200.
Brown first topped the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with the release of his self-titled debut album (2016), and again with the release of Kane Brown Deluxe Edition (2017), which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums and in the Top 5 on the Billboard 200 Charts. With his debut album, a breakthrough No. 1 Top Country Album, Brown became the first-ever artist to top all five Billboard Country Charts. He debuted at No.1 on the Country Digital song chart with the Triple-Platinum song Heaven” and debuted at No. 1 on the 1 Country Airplay, Hot Country Song and Country Streaming Song charts with the Quadruple-Platinum song What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina.
The Music Business Association (Music Biz) will present platinum-selling, progressive Country artist Kane Brown with a Breakthrough Artist Award at the Music Biz 2019 Conference’s Awards & Hall of Fame Dinner on Tuesday, May 7 at the JW Marriott Nashville. The Award is presented to artists who have truly emerged and made a particularly significant impact on the music scene in the past year, and who are poised to propel to stellar new heights. Brown, who will be honored alongside fellow 2019 Breakthrough Artist Bebe Rexha, joins the ranks of past winners including Julia Michaels, Ariana Grande, Sam Hunt, Meghan Trainor, Halsey, Maren Morris, Lukas Graham, Nicki Minaj, John Legend, Carrie Underwood, and The Killers, among others.
Funeral services were held this weekend for Whitfield County drummer, Kenny Dixon. During the awards show, country singer Chris Young delivered a touching performance of his song “Drowning,” which he sang in honor of Dixon’s memory.
Capital City LIVE! features Kane Brown , award winning Country Music sensation whose self-titled album hit #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums for five consecutive weeks. Brown, captivating audiences with his signature blend of country and R&B, will tour the United States in 2019. His performance at the LB Day Amphitheater for Capital City LIVE! benefits children and families partnering with Family Building Blocks.
This year’s 10th Annual CMT Artists of the Year special highlights the entire year of country music, and honors this year’s artists: Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett.
Kane Brown gets an award and dances with his wife onstage. Kane Brown was one of five winners at the 2019 CMT Artists of the Year event, alongside Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Thomas Rhett and Luke Combs.
Hosted by Carried Underwood with special guests Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, the CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Nov. 13 on ABC (photo by Tammie Arroyo).
Multi-Platinum breakout artist Kane Brown’s Platinum-selling critically acclaimed #1 debut album instantly topped the Billboard Top Country Album chart and debuted Top 5 on the Billboard 200 chart. The ACM, CMA, Billboard and CMT multi-nominee is the only artist in Billboard history to simultaneously top all 5 Country charts with his 3x Platinum #1 hits What Ifs,” as well as the Double-Platinum multi-week #1 song Heaven,” and his 12-week chart-topping album. His debut deluxe album edition is currently 2018’s most streamed album and has celebrated the most weeks at #1 of any album since December 2016. His current single Lose It,” written by Brown, Chase McGill and Will Weatherly, is the first single off of his forthcoming sophomore album, scheduled to be released November 9th.
He recounted the story in “Learning,” a tender ballad he called “the most important song I’ve written in my life.” It’s built on the rap cadence adopted by so many bro-country singers. But Brown’s delivery didn’t fee like a gimmick. It was integral to the song and its message.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee – At only 25 years old, Kane Brown has already accomplished more than most major country stars twice his age. Case in point, in October 2017, he became the first artist to have simultaneous number ones on all five of Billboard’s country charts. Now, with three American Music Awards, a CMT Music Award and four 2019 Billboard Music Awards nominations to his name, Brown very recently wrapped up his first headlining arena tour of the US in support of his second and latest album, Experiment.
In concluding his emotional speech, Brown thanked his friends, family, fans, management and collaborators for honouring him as one of CMT’s Artists of the Year.
The band confirmed the news in a statement to Fox News Monday that Dixon was killed in a car accident, but it’s unclear at this time where the incident took place.
He is a great singer and he is a cool person and i like all of his songs and he got cool tattoos on him they are cool to. He is my favorite person for all his music he dose. My boyfriend got me one of Kane Brown shirts. That good.
The event also marked Kane Brown’s first public appearance since his close friend and drummer Kenny Dixon was killed in a car crash on Saturday. Kane dedicated his award to Kenny as he wiped away tears.
Kane dedicated his CMT Artists of the Year award to his friend, who died in a car accident. Kenny Dixon was touring with country artist, Kane Brown, when he was killed in a car accident on Saturday, October 12.
TENNESSEE — Country music artists cried together and prayed together at an emotional CMT Artists of the Year awards show that reflected the tight-knit community of artists who supported each other through success and loss.
Dixon, 27, died in a single-car crash in Christiana, Tennessee, on Oct. 12, just a month before he was set to marry his fiancée, Sarah Hedrick, on Nov. 30 in his home state of Georgia. He had been with Brown’s band since their early days of playing before small crowds.
Country singer Kane Brown fought back tears as he honored his late drummer, Kenny Dixon, while accepting an award at the CMT Artists of the Year ceremony just four days after Dixon’s death.
Before introducing Brown, Young, 34, took the CMT stage to perform a heavy-hitting rendition of his recent smash hit Drowning, which was written after the death of his own friend. As a tribute, he dedicated the performance to Dixon.