Kane Brown’s fame began in 2015 when he started posting covers of songs by country music stars such as George Strait, Lee Brice, Chris Young, etc. on Facebook. That year, Brown’s rendition of Strait’s “Check Yes or No” went viral and he released his breakthrough EP, Closer.
As he prepares for the release of his next album, the country hitmaker has revealed that he is considering revisiting some of these popular covers to potentially include in the tracklist of his upcoming new project.
Brown recently spoke with Billboard to discuss some details of his new upcoming project.
The country singer pondered the idea of potentially including some of his infamous covers on the new project, however, dismissed that idea and shelved it for what could be another project in the future.
“I thought about that for this album, to put several times on it,” he explained. “I had about 20 or 25 covers that did well for me, so I think the smartest thing would be to go back and do them again. I know my fans have been asking.
He went on to say that his new album is in its final stages and will be available “sometime this year”.
“I’m sending my album for mastering tomorrow,” he announced during the interview.
While it may be too late to include some of the covers that started it all for him, there will still be a few special additions his fans have been asking for as well, like an appearance from his wife Katelyn Brown.
“I took my time with this album and I love every song on the album. My wife says it’s her favorite album I’ve ever done,” Brown shared, after confirming his wife will appear also on his upcoming new album.
The new project will follow Brown’s 2020 EP, Mixtape Vol. 1, and his 2019 studio album, Prolonged experience. During the 57th ACM Awards on March 7, Brown gave fans a preview of his unreleased album when he performed his new single, “Leave You Alone,” the first track from the upcoming new project.
On Monday, April 11, Brown will return to the CMT Music Awards, but this year, instead of hosting alongside Kelsea Ballerini, he will be present as a performer and main nominee.
To this day, Brown is still recognized for his covers. He earned a nomination in CMT’s next category for Performance of the Year for his performance of Randy Travis’ 2002 hit, 2021’s “Three Wooden Crosses.” CMT Artists of the Year ceremony. Travis is another legend that Brown has looked up to throughout his career and because of it, made the easy decision to include the “Forever and Ever, Amen” singer in his previous collection of Facebook covers.
“I love songwriting, first of all, and I love Randy,” Brown said. “This song really helped me in my early career. This is the song that first introduced me to Randy, when he caught me at a radio station. Every time I sing this song , it’s part of my career, to be part of it, I hope he’s proud of it and it will bring even more recognition to Randy.
Brown is also in the middle of his headlining Blessed & Free Tour, to which he recently added dates with special guests such as Walker Hayes, Chase Rice and Raelynn for select shows.
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