Kane Brown’s path in country music seemed set when he won a high school talent show after singing Chris Young’s ‘Gettin’ You Home’ in eleventh grade.
He took his talent to TV, auditioning for American Idol and The X Factor. He landed on the latter, but left after the show tried to place him in a boy band. Brown, who is biracial, saw the power his presence could have in country – a genre he’d mostly been performing since those early high school days.
Brown began posting covers of songs on Facebook, quickly amassing and a following, which helped him crowd-source his self-released EP Closer in 2014.
His self-titled debut album followed in 2016, and one year later he released an expanded edition that brought things full circle. The project featured a duet with Chris Young on the track ‘Heaven’. Brown’s sophomore album Experiment arrived in 2018.
In 2021, Brown hit two milestones: He became the first black person to the ACM Award for Video of the Year, and he launched his own label, 1021 Entertainment, through Sony Nashville.
Gabby Barrett won Female Video of the Year while Kane Brown won Male Video of the Year.
This year's initial lineup features Miranda Lambert, Mickey Guyton, Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osbourne, and so much more.
The video for the track, which is currently climbing up the country charts, features some of Brown and Young’s real life friends as they put on a live rooftop performance in downtown Nashville.