Country music has evolved since its emergence into the music sphere in the early 1920s, hence, becoming a popular and widely accepted genre of music. This particular brand 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.
Brown is a country music songwriter and singer of American Origin. He is already on his way to becoming a country music legend as he is currently the first musician to top all of the five main Billboard’s country chart at the same time. To learn more about the music star, join us as we take you through his bio, career, family, and other facts below.
Kane Brown Bio: Age and Ethnicity
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 mother of white ethnicity 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 mainly within Georgia before they finally settled in Red Bank Tennessee. Some of the schools 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 around country music, Kane took a liking to the R&B music genre. However, his interest and love for country music began to gain momentum while he was in 11th grade after he won a school talent show performing “Gettin’ You Home” by popular Country music singer, Chris Young.
The three-time American Music Award winner started out by auditioning for two popular TV music competition series – American Idols and 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 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.
His September 30th, 2015 cover of “Check Yes or No” by George Strait received well over 7 million views and shortly after this, his followers on Facebook got to a million plus. Kane Brown released his debut extended play (EP) record, “Closer”, in June 2015 which reached number 22 on the Top Country Albums chart. It sold over 3000 copies first week after it was released.
He went on to release a short clip of his new single “Used to Love You Sober” in October 2015 and in just 3 hours upon 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”, which he did alongside his high school friend, Lauren Alaina, was part of the album which went on to receive a Platinum rating by RIAA. Two years later, Brown released his second album “Experiment” and it was dropped on-air in November 2018.
Kane Brown’s first record label signing was with an American record label, Zone 4. He is currently signed as an artist under 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.
Family: Parents, Wife, and Girlfriend
Kane was raised by a single mom, Tabatha Brown, due to the fact that his father, whose name is not known, got reprimanded in 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 all white. His mom didn’t tell him that he was mixed until when he was 9. The singer loves his mother so 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.
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards nominee for Top Country Artist is presently married. He got married to girlfriend Katelyn Jae 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 now lives at their home in Nashville Tennessee.
Kane Brown’s Net Worth
The award-winning American Country music singer has a successful career that has spanned over 4 years. His net worth has been placed at a rough estimate of $6 million.