Kane Brown is having a banner year, and it’s only three months old.
Check out a few of his recent accomplishments:
- Kane’s self-titled debut album is once again No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this week, marking the seventh week—out of nine—in 2018 that the album has topped the chart.
- Kane’s recent No. 1 single, “What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina, is the most-streamed song of 2018.
- Kane’s new single, “Heaven,” is working its way up the Billboard Country Airplay chart, where it currently sits at No. 12.
The aforementioned accomplishments are a big reason Kane is nominated for two ACM Awards on April 15, including New Male Vocalist of the Year and Vocal Event of the Year (“What Ifs”). But to hear Kane tell it, he didn’t think music was in his future until he entered a school talent show.
“I thought I was going to go to college and, you know, [play] ball—football or basketball—and then the talent show was coming up and that’s when I kind of started singing again,” said Kane. “My buddy was like, ‘Dude, you need to do the talent show,’ so I started learning Chris Young [songs]. I started singing ‘Gettin’ You Home,’ so then I went and sang at my talent show, and I ended up winning. Then they wanted me to do an encore and I did ‘Your Man’ by Josh Turner. So, after that, I was just like, ‘You know what? This is what I want to do.’ So then . . . I started posting covers on Facebook and got lucky. People started sharing my stuff and I was like, ‘You know what? I just want to take this as a career.’”
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