Kane Brown is a well known country music artist, having entered the scene in 2014. What was his first song?
Kane Brown’s first song was Closer and featured on his first EP of the same name. This extended play was released in 2015 and featured another five tracks along with Closer itself.
Read on to learn more about Kane Brown’s musical origins.
It was widely suggested that success came to Kane Brown literally overnight. He came more or less out of nowhere, posted a Kickstarter online for his first EP, and just did it. The play released to relative success and from there on out, Kane Brown was set.
However, he’s spoken out to several publications in the past, explaining it wasn’t all easy going. He’s delved deep into his upbringing and childhood, detailing his struggle. As a biracial child growing up in the deep South of America, he was subject to frequent bullying.
Allegedly, Kane Brown didn’t even realize he wasn’t white until the age of eight. He found out that he was half white, half Cherokee when he was a child. He didn’t previously know in any way that he was mixed race.
He used some of his more traumatic experiences while growing up to influence his later music. In one song, Learning, he details how his stepdad beat him. In another, he sang about homelessness, and loss.
After he’d performed successfully at a high school talent show, he began exploring music. He started a YouTube channel, uploading videos of his music. He’s explained that music became an escape for him.
In an explorative article in 2016, Kane Brown reveals more about his childhood. He explains that he was a poor child, and he and his mother would sometimes live out of their car. Alternatively, they’d stay with grandparents, or at friends’ houses.
However, he’s adamant that his upbringing didn’t shape him in a negative aspect. In this article, he explains: “I just feel like I have a chance to be a role model now.” He expands by saying, “I just want people to know that I’m a good person, and I’m not a thug like everybody thinks I am.”
His YouTube videos were a success and he decided to record a debut EP. This was released online in June of 2015 to a great reception. His first song, Closer, became a hit. He continued to improve as time went on, fleshing out his country artist persona with further releases.
You can listen to Closer on YouTube.
Fully Fledged Star
The relatively young star attempted to pursue other avenues to fame. He auditioned for shows such as X Factor and American Idol, but it didn’t pan out very well. Instead, he worked to develop himself independently, and began releasing music after the reality TV show failings.
By 2020, Kane Brown had released two studio albums. He’d received a string of awards and many other nominations. Already, the young star had made a name for himself in the country music industry, with almost no background.
Brown announced his first worldwide tour in 2020. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic put a hold on the event, and he pushed it back to 2021.
Outside of music, his life was advancing at a hundred miles per hour. In 2017, aged twenty-three, he became engaged to his partner. They were married around a year later, and a year after that, had their first child. You can see a charming image of the family together on Instagram, uploaded by Kane Brown in June 2020.
After having a fairly successful start, Kane Brown boasted a net worth of around six million dollars in 2020. His success seemed destined to continue, as he’d seen great triumph from a relatively early age.