Sunday, April 10, 2016
Where: The Jefferson Theater
Cost: SOLD OUT
Kane Brown’s ground-breaking approach to the music business is quickly making the Georgia-raised singer and songwriter one of the breakout stars of the next generation of country music. Developing his own mix of iPhone videos of originals and country covers (averaging over 5 million views each), he’s grown his following from zero to over 1.7 million active and engaged fans on Facebook alone. Add his Instagram and that total goes well above 2 million followers. He’s recently started adding Twitter to the mix, hitting 77,000 followers and growing quickly with the same going for Snapchat and Periscope.
The son of a hard-working single mother, Kane was a stand-out high school athlete at football, basketball and track despite attending 5 different high schools over 4 years. He decided to forgo a collegiate football scholarship to follow his true passion, country music, and blaze his own path in the music industry.
In 2014, Kane crowdfunded his debut EP Closer. The EP was released on iTunes on June 2, 2015 where it charted at #11. As his online popularity surged, the EP re-charted in October, 2015 at #1 on the iTunes country chart. On his 22nd birthday, October 21, 2015, he released the song “Used to Love You Sober” on iTunes where it quickly went to #1 on the country singles chart and #2 overall. Two more singles followed, “Last Minute Late Night” and “Love That I Hate You,” both of which were #1’s on the iTunes Country Chart. In November, 2015, Kane embarked on his first headline tour which was a sell out across the United States. With the fans showing such strong support across ticket sales, single sales, Kickstarter and social media, Kane started drawing a lot of attention from major labels in Nashville, signing with RCA imprint of Sony Nashville at the end of January 2016. And Sony and Kane are wasting no time, releasing his first single, Used To Love You Sober, within three weeks of signing.