Kane Allen Brown was born in Chattanooga, TN in 1993, and had a difficult childhood that included abuse and periods of homelessness. He also faced the additional stigma of being biracial, and has recalled having racial slurs hurled at him during his first public performance (a rendition of Chris Young's "Gettin' You Home (The Black Dress Song)" at his high school's talent contest. Nevertheless, he won that contest, and began to further pursue country music by uploading his video covers of Randy Travis, Alan Jackson and more. Brown soon began to accumulate an online following, and in 2016, he signed a record deal with RCA/Sony Music Nashville, putting out a self-titled project that featured soon-to-be hits like "What If" (featuring Lauren Alaina) and "Heaven." The singer continued to garner massive country success in the years that followed, and he also branched out of the genre, too, collaborating with the likes of Khalid, Marshmello and Nelly. He married Katelyn Jae in 2018 and the couple welcomed their first daughter, Kingsley, in October of 2019.
Kane Brown, Dolly Parton Make Time 100 Most Influential List
'Time' magazine has unveiled its 2021 list of the 100 Most Influential People, and country stars Kane Brown and Dolly Parton are included.
Nelly + Friends Light Up 'CMT Crossroads' With 'Country Grammar'
He enlisted Kane Brown, Blanco Brown and Breland for this version of his big hit.
Nelly Honors Country Music's Past, Contributes to Future With LP
It's not a "country album" per se — it's country-inspired.
WATCH: Chris Young Had No Idea Kane Brown Was Right Behind Him
Everyone else knew, even the crowd!
Story Behind the Song: Kane Brown, 'One Mississippi'
He signed a new songwriter off the song!
Nelly Bringing His Country-Laced 'Heartland' to 'CMT Crossroads'
'CMT Crossroads: Nelly & Friends' airs on Sept. 1.
Kane Brown's 'One Mississippi' Exists Because of Instagram
Co-writer Levon Gray impressed Brown so much when they wrote "One Mississippi" that Brown signed him to a publishing deal.
Kane Brown Reps Country Music at 2021 MTV VMAs With One Nom
WATCH: Kane Brown Befriends 6-Year-Old Taya for Cute Live Duet
Brown's "work" looks a lot like play, too! So cute.