The year 2016 is looking to be a great one for Kane Brown. The rising star has signed a record deal with Sony Nashville.

The 22-year-old Georgian has been earning attention for his song "Used to Love You Sober," which earned a spot near the top of the iTunes country chart in late 2015, among tracks by some of country music's heavy hitters. On social media, the artist has earned a bevy of followers thanks to his covers of songs by well-known artists such as George Strait. Brown previously auditioned for American Idol and X Factor.

“If I’m gonna compare myself, it’s gonna be Chris Young’s voice on a Sam Hunt track," Brown tells Quincy, Ill.'s KICK-FM.

On Facebook, Brown shared a photo of himself spraying champagne in celebration of his big news.


Earlier in January, Florida Georgia Line announced that Brown will be joining them on their summer 2016 Dig Your Roots Tour, along with Cole Swindell and the Cadillac Three.

Brown's song "Used to Love You Sober" is available on iTunes; it has not yet been announced when Brown will release his first major-label single, nor what the song will be. More information about Brown is available on his website.

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