Kane Allen Brown (born October 21, 1993 – Kane Brown) 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 actual song was included on his EP Chapter 1, which was released in March 2016. He released his first full-length album, the self-titled Kane Brown on December 2, 2016. The single “What Ifs” was released from this album and, in October 2017, Brown became the first artist to have simultaneous number ones on all five main country charts.
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 seven 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 was initially signed to Zone 4, and Jay Frank was his first manager. Later in 2016 he became managed by Martha Earls.