Country music has evolved significantly since its emergence into the music sphere in the early 1920s, hence, becoming a popular and widely accepted genre of music. This genre of music has made legends out of so many artists. Famous among them are Keith Whitley, Tim McGraw, Kenny Rogers, Patsy Cline, Shania Twain, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, and of course, Kane Brown – a country music singer and songwriter of American Origin.
Kane Brown is on his way to becoming a country music legend as he is the first musician to top all of the five main Billboard’s country charts at the same time. Keep reading to learn more about the music star, his background, career, family, and other facts.
Kane Brown’s Early Life
Named Kane Allen Brown at birth, the American Country singer was born on 25th, October 1993 in Chattanooga, Tennessee in the United States of America. He was born to a Caucasian mother and to a father who was of both black and Cherokee descent.
The songwriter, while growing up, attended a number of schools and this was largely due to the constant relocation of his family before they settled in Red Bank Tennessee. Some of the schools he attended include Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School in Georgia, Ridgeland High School, Soddy High School, Daisy High School, and Red Bank High School.
Although he grew up exposed to country music, Kane initially took a liking to R&B music genre. However, his interest and love for country music began to gain momentum while he was in the 11th grade after he won a school talent show by performing “Gettin’ You Home” by popular Country music singer, Chris Young.
How He Started His Music Career
The three-time American Music Award winner started out by auditioning for two popular TV music competitions – American Idol and The X-Factor. Although he passed the X-Factor auditions; he opted out of the show because he didn’t want to be included in a boy band put together by the show’s producers. In 2014, a year after the X-Factor audition, Brown started doing covers of popular songs and posting them on social media platforms. In less than a year, he recorded a large following and views on his videos.
Kane Brown later released his debut extended play (EP) record, “Closer”, in June 2015. It went on to reach number 22 on the Top Country Albums chart, selling over 3000 copies the first week it was released. On September 30th, 2015, he also released a cover of “Check Yes or No” by George Strait on YouTube. Shortly after it was released, it received millions of views while his followers on Facebook surpassed the ‘one million’ mark.
The Defining Moments of His Career
He went on to release a short clip of his new single “Used to Love You Sober” in October 2015 and just 3 hours upon its release, it had over a million views while the main song was released a few weeks later. The song was made a part of his EP Chapter 1 which was released shortly after he got signed by RCA Records in 2016. “Used to Love You Sober” got to number 2 on the Country Digital Songs Chart, selling 38,000 copies in just 2 days.
Brown’s self-titled first album was officially released on December 2nd, 2016. “What Ifs”, a song he recorded with his high school friend, Lauren Alaina, was part of the album and it went on to receive a Platinum rating by RIAA. Two years later in November 2018, Brown released his second album “Experiment”.
Kane Brown’s first record label signing was with an American record label, Zone 4. However, he is currently signed as an artist under the American Country music record label, RCA Records, Nashville in Tennessee. Over the years, Kane’s albums and songs have topped several Billboard charts and have earned many nominations and awards.
Kane Brown’s Net Worth
The award-winning American Country music singer has a successful career that has spanned multiple years. As a result, he has also been able to earn well from his career and this is apparent in his net worth. Kane has a net worth estimated to be $6 million.
Who are His Parents?
Kane was raised by a single mother, Tabatha Brown. His father whose name is not known was sent to jail 3 years after he was born. Speaking in an interview with a reporter from CMT on May 12, 2018, Kane revealed that he had always thought he was Caucasian. His mother did not tell him that he was mixed until when he was 9.
The singer loves his mother dearly and appreciates her for staying strong while going through difficulties in order to help him get a better life. As proof of his love, Kane recently surprised his mother with a car gift.
Is He Married or Dating Someone?
Kane Brown is currently married to Katelyn Jae. The two tied the knot on October 12th, 2018. He had earlier announced their engagement while performing at a concert in Philadelphia in April 2017. Their wedding ceremony took place at Mint Springs Farm in Tennessee U.S.A. The couple presently resides in Nashville Tennessee.