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Kane Brown warms hearts of millions

Country star impacts millions with latest album about difficult upbringing and experiences.

Lindsey Ruiz
Antelope Staff

Whether he is rocking out or relaxing and playing his acoustic guitar, Kane Brown warms the hearts of millions. His newest album “Kane Brown,” is filled with party rock anthems and tearjerkers.

The moments of our past seem to be more relevant today than the day the moments were made.

Brown’s album hits close to home for many with experiences that range from being homeless to being abused. 

“Kane Brown” digs into the past of the artist and shows the journey that he has gone throught to get to where he is today.

The album’s current single “What Ifs,” is a pop-flavored song that addresses the uncertainty of a new relationship. Lauren Alaina, Brown’s childhood friend and fellow country music star, co-produced the song. The single was not intended to be a duet, but once it was Alaina was his clear choice, due to their long history.

“What Ifs” was so successful it made all five of Billboard’s main county charts simultaneously. As a result, Brown made history by becoming the first artist to simultaneously lead five country charts. For the week of Oct. 28, Brown’s name was located at the top of the list in the Top Country Albums, Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, Country Digital Sales and Country Streaming Songs.

“Learning,” more of a slow groovy track, details the feeling of abuse by his stepfather, the discrimination for his skin color, growing up in a poor household and losing friends to overdose and gun violence. The track recounts all of his experiences and he’s, “learning how to let it go.” “Learning” represents not letting life bring you down, despite the hand you’re dealt.

Brown revisits a past breakup in “Found You,” which hits close to home for many. Brown addresses himself sitting in the same bar his ex would go to while reminiscing about her. His friend shows up and takes him to a house party. Even though Brown didn’t want to go, it’s at this party where he meets his next true love.

With music being such a prominent feature in many lives, individuals find comfort in songs that they can relate to. Brown doesn’t shy away from the difficult issues. “Kane Brown” is an album all about past experiences and growth. Brown keeps most of the songs in the album personal, but he has a few tracks that are perfect for summer nights.

“Thunder in the Rain,” “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” and “Rock Stars” are upbeat jam songs for those summer nights.

Lastly, pulling the whole album together, Brown collaborated with Florida Georgia Line for “Hometown.” It’s the perfect track to set the tone for any show. “Hometown” represents everything Brown has done with his career. This track goes into detail about what Brown does to help individuals who have gone above and beyond for him. Country music is all about family, and “Hometown” proves that. Brown wants to “make his hometown proud.”

“Kane Brown” is just the beginning of what Brown might offer in the future. 

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