Kane Brown (born October 21, 1993) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He first came to the attention of the public through social media.  He released his first EP, titled Closer, in June 2015. A new single "Used to Love You Sober" was released in October 2015. After Brown signed with RCA Nashville in early 2016, the song was included on his EP Chapter 1, which was released in March 2016.
by Jim Casey | @TheJimCasey | September 9, 2016
Watch Kane Brown’s Stormy New Lyric Video for “Thunder in the Rain”
As Kane Brown gears up for the release of his debut full-length album this fall, he’s staying busy on the road with Cole Swindell, the Cadillac Three and Florida Georgia Line on their Dig Your Roots Tour.
In addition, last week Kane released his new single, “Thunder in the Rain,” to country radio. Co-penned by Kane, Josh Hoge and Matt McVaney, the tune was one of the most added songs on the Billboard Country Airplay chart last week.
“The song has got a real drive to it,” says Kane to Nash Country Daily. “It’s about two unstoppable forces in a relationship. Nothing is going to come in between them. I feel like it’s just a fun song to drive to and roll your windows down and just jam out to.”
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Kane Brown was raised by a single mother, and moved around when he was younger, from Rossville to Fort Oglethorpe and LaFayette in Georgia, finally settling in Red Bank, Tennessee. He attended Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia where he sang in the choir with Lauren Alaina, the runner-up on season 10 of American Idol. He also attended Red Bank, Ridgeland, and Soddy Daisy High School. Kane grew up on a farm listening to country music, but became interested in R&B music in middle school. However, after winning a school talent show in 11th grade where he sang Chris Young's "Gettin' You Home", he began to perform country music.
Brown auditioned on both American Idol and X-Factor after the success of his school friend Lauren Alaina on "Idol." He was chosen for X-Factor after an audition in 2013, but exited the program when its producers wanted to include him in a boy band, after which he decided to post his cover versions of popular songs online.
In 2014, Kane Brown began posting videos of his covers of songs by Brantley Gilbert, Billy Currington, Alan Jackson and other singers on social media. He started to acquire a following through these homemade videos on Facebook; an early video to gain wider attention was his cover of Lee Brice's "I Don't Dance". His cover of George Strait's "Check Yes or No", released on September 30, 2015, went viral and received over 7 million views. The number of his followers on Facebook quickly reached over a million, and a clip of a teaser for his own single "Used to Love You Sober" released on October 8, 2015 received one million views in under three hours, and reached over 11 million views two weeks later. Brown is managed by Jay Frank.
2014–15: Closer EP
In 2014, Brown raised funds via crowdfunding site Kickstarter to produce a six-song EP, which he recorded in Nashville at the home studio of Noah Henson, guitarist for Brantley Gilbert. The EP, titled Closer, was released in June 2, 2015, and debuted on the Top Country Albums chart at No. 22, selling 3,200 copies in its debut week. A single from the EP, "Don't Go City on Me" was first released on October 22, 2014, and it reached No. 43 on Country Digital Songs.
2015–present: RCA Nashville and Chapter 1
Brown released a new single "Used To Love You Sober" on October 21, 2015 on his birthday, and the song was spotlighted on Zane Lowe's Beats 1. It reached No. 2 on the Country Digital Songs chart based on just two days of sales, with 38,000 copies sold. The release of the single also pushed his EP Closer up the chart to No. 22 on Top Album Sales. A second song, "Last Minute Late Night", was released on November 4, 2015, and debuted on Country Digital Songs at No. 9, selling 26,000 copies. Another, "I Love That I Hate You", followed three weeks later on November 30, 2015, selling 17,000 copies. Kane also collaborated with Chandler Stephens on a song they wrote together, "Can't Stop Love", which was released on February 12, 2016.
Brown is set to open for Florida Georgia Line in their summer 2016 Dig Your Roots Tour.
Kane signed with Sony Music Nashville on January 27, 2016 and records under the RCA Nashville label. He released his first EP under the label, titled Chapter 1, on March 18, 2016. The album includes the singles "Used to Love You Sober" and "Last Minute Late Night." The album debuted at No. 9 on Billboard 200, and No. 3 on Top Country Albums, selling 30,000 units (23,000 in traditional albums) in its first week.
On June 17, 2016, "Ain't No Stopping Us Now" was released for sales as a single from a possible upcoming album.
On August 3, 2016, "Thunder in the Rain" was released as a single.
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