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Kane Brown Celebrates ‘Experiment’ with Sold Out NYC Crowd

Last night (Nov. 7), multi-platinum-selling country star, Kane Brown celebrated the release of his sophomore studio album entitled Experiment with a sold-out show at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City, as apart of Budweiser’s One Night Only Concert Series.

Kane Brown

Brown was joined by special guests Clare Dunn and Seaforth. Both acts warmed up the crowd for the singer-songwriter’s epic headlining set in New York City for the first time in nearly two years. The lingering buzz from the crowd was palpable as we all awaited Brown to kick off his 75-minute performance with the track “Found You” from his debut self-titled album. He entered the stage shouting, “New York City! You ready to have a good time tonight? Come on!” Fans erupted into screams and applause while raising their Budweisers into the air.

Brown kept the crowd going with his upbeat anthem “Hometown.” “This next song is basically what got me started, it’s what got me to Nashville. So if you know it, sing along with us,” the superstar shared with the crowd before performing his first ever single “Used To Love You Sober.” Brown took a moment to thank the show’s sponsor and express his excitement to be back in New York, “Can I tell y’all something real quick? There’s no better place to be than New York City on a Wednesday. Especially when you got Budweiser sponsoring this show, so we gotta make a little toast right quick and take a picture.”
Brown performed five of the twelve new tracks off of Experiment. First up, “Short Skirt Weather.” The inspiration behind this song was Tim McGraw’s “I Like It, I Love It.”

“Lose It” was next, the superstar exclaimed to the crowd, “This is my latest single out to country radio. Put y’all hands up in the air, come on!” Fans clapped along as loud as they could while singing along.
Brown recently teased on his socials that “Good As You” or “Homesick” would be his next single to country radio.  Introducing “Good As You” he told the crowd, “This next one is actually the last one I released. It’s only been a month or two, I’m really excited to see how many of y’all know it.” Brown’s face lit up when the audience sang back every word of the chorus to him.

“I had to dedicate this next song to our military… I finished writing it at about 5 AM and went back to my bunk, I was trying to picture who else could relate to this song and the first thing that came to mind was the military,” Brown shared before the crowd erupted into a “USA” chant, “If you know it, sing along with us, it’s called “Homesick.” The gratitude expressed across the star’s face was indisputable as fans continuously sang every word of these new songs back to him.

Brown teased the crowd a bit before performing “Weekend,” “I have a question, how many people like hanging out, just chillin’? Y’all like weekends? Because I know it’s a Wednesday but we can make it a weekend for about three minutes if y’all want to. We can still make it a weekend so let’s do it!”
The singer-songwriter proceeded into a mashup of covers inspired by the music he listened to in middle school including “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy feat. Bruno Mars, “Over My Head (Cable Car)” by The Fray and “Ms. Jackson” by OutKast. All while showing off his signature dance moves, the crowd yelled along to every word.

Brown featured other tracks from his Chapter 1 EP and his self-titled album during his set, such as “There Goes My Everything,” “Better Place,” “What’s Mine Is Yours,” “Pull It Off,” and “Learning.” Prior to performing “Learning,” the singer-songwriter shared his backstory and the intimate, traumatic details of his childhood with the crowd, in which the song entails. He conveyed the gratitude he has for his grandmother before preaching to the audience, “The most important song I ever wrote in my life because I just want to let everybody know that has a dream, anybody who has ever been through anything, that you can do whatever the hell you wanna do, no matter what anybody tells you.” Brown continuously thanked the crowd for showing up, singing along and supporting him before the encore.

Kane Brown

The country superstar closed out his show with his two biggest hits, “Heaven” and “What Ifs.”
Brown shared the spotlight during “Heaven” with two young fans who went viral in a video on his Facebook page. The two young boys knew every word when he passed the microphone to them. The audience cheered them on.

The crowd continued to chant “One more song!” even after Brown had exited the stage. The fans’ high energy and devotion was evident the entire night.  Experiment drops tonight at midnight. Be sure to check it out and come back tomorrow for our First Impression Review.

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Kane Brown Performs “Lose It” on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

Country star, Kane Brown is in New York City this week to celebrate the upcoming release of his sophomore album, Experiment, dropping on November 9th. Check back for our First Impression Review of the album on Friday. Today, the singer-songwriter, visited co-hosts, Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest on ABC’s ‘LIVE with Kelly and Ryan’ to close out the show.

Seacrest gave a warm introduction to the singer’s performance, “Our next guest recently took home three American Music Awards, including one for ‘Favorite Male Artist.’ His sophomore album drops this Friday. Here’s Kane Brown with his new hit “Lose It.” Kane, take it away.” The crowd immediately erupted into screams and applause, as Brown appeared on stage, mic in hand, with a five-piece band to back him up. “Everybody, stand up for me, c’mon,” the singer exclaimed, just before singing the opening lyrics to his new song, “Lose It.”

The always stylish, personable, and edgy singer had a blast on the stage, showcasing some of his signature dance moves and showcasing his raspy, deep voice to belt the lyrics to the newly released song. The entertainer has also dropped his tracks, “Good As You,” and “Short Skirt Weather” off his sophomore record. Although Brown was clearly center of attention, he gave the guitarists some time to shine, as they shredded the guitar strings, adding killer instrumentals to the performance.

This performance, which you can check out above, gave fans a taste of what the entertainer’s live shows and recently announced 2019 tour, ‘Live Forever Tour’ will be like. The headlining tour will feature country singers, Granger Smith, Raelynn, Danielle Bradbery, and Jimmie Allen on select dates, as direct support. New Yorkers who were lucky enough to score tickets for Brown’s special one-night-only concert in collaboration with Budweiser at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7th, will sure to witness some of the new tracks live, just prior to album release day. Find tickets for the show here.

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Country Artists Among Star Studded Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

As tradition has it, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will once again be making its way through New York City. Airing live on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd from 9 am – 12 pm on NBC.

This year, be on the lookout for country stars, Martina McBride who recently released her brand new Christmas album, It’s The Holiday Season, Sugarland, Kane Brown who just release his sophomore album, The Experiment, Carly Pearce, and Tegan Marie.  All of these country stars will be among the star-studded lineup taking part of the festivities.

Other artists to be featured in the 92nd annual parade are John Legend, Diana Ross, Rita Ora,
Pentatonix, Bazzi, and many more. Make sure you tune in, it’s an event you definitely don’t want
to miss and for all of the information about the parade head to https://www.macys.com/social/parade/.

 

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Kane Brown Showcases His Magical Wedding in “Good As You” Video

Kane Brown melts hearts everywhere with the new video for his song, “Good as You.” The track, comes after premiering the music video for “Homesick,” as well as, releasing the jam, “Short Skirt Weather.” All the songs will be featured on the singer’s upcoming sophomore album, Experiment, dropping November 9th, and are currently available now when you preorder.  Check back for our First Impression of the album next month.

The music video for “Good as You,” shows a softer side of Brown, allowing fans a glimpse into one of the most intimate moments in a person’s life, their wedding. Prior to its release, the entertainer excitedly shared on his Twitter “Shot my whole wedding for a music video!!!!,” linking a sneak-peak of the video for fans.

The visuals showcase actual clips from the singer-songwriter’s October wedding to Katelyn Jae, showing the couple getting ready, Jae walking down the aisle and Brown’s reaction, as well as, the picturesque venue, set right outside of Nashville. The romantic, heartfelt, and passionate lyrics to “Good as You,” are the perfect backdrop to the couple’s beautiful nuptials. Check out the full video below.

As we get closer to the release of Experiment, Brown continues to highlight the range of diverse songs off the record, keeping fans anticipating the drop day. Just before the record drops, Brown will be in New York City for a special one-night-only concert in collaboration with Budweiser at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7th. Find tickets for the show here.

The singer’s headlining tour, ‘Live Forever Tour,’ will kick off in January 2019, in Georgia. The tour will feature Granger Smith with Raelynn, Danielle Bradbery, and Jimmie Allen on select dates. Currently, there is not a New York Date; however, we will keep you posted if one is added.

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New Music Friday – The Playlist 10/19

It’s the best day of the week… New Music Friday! A few holiday tunes released today, Mitchell Tenpenny’s “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” as well as a complete holiday album from Martina McBride. Check our First Impression of the record here. In addition, we see new music from Kip Moore, Kane Brown, Delta Rae, Pistol Annies and more. Check out our Spotify New Country Music Playlist below and be sure to follow for updates each and every Friday:

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Best Country Music Concerts in NYC This Fall

Although it may still feel a bit like summer out there, the summer concert season is now behind us. Break out the pumpkin spice everything and get ready for fall with the amazing line up of artists coming through NYC and its surrounding areas this season. Mark your calendars now for awesome shows and great entertainment.  The following concerts are going to be happening within the next few months that will be sure help get us through the long, cold months!

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Keith Urban – Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY
October 27th, 2018

Former Entertainer of the Year nominee, Keith Urban with special guest Kelsea Ballerini is bringing his Graffiti U World Tour to Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, October 27th. Be sure to expect an unbelievable show filled with energetic sing-alongs to classic fan favorites and Top 10 singles such as his latest, “Coming Home.”

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Pistol Annies – Town Hall, NYC
November 2nd, 2018

Pistol Annies ft. Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe, and Angaleena Presley are back together in New York City for a special album release show. Only three cities were chosen, so if you score a ticket consider yourself extremely lucky! The concert is taking place at Town Hall in NYC on November 2nd, the same day their second album “Interstate Gospel” is released.  For a sneak peak of their album, go to www.pistolannies.com to listen to 3 new tracks.

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Chris Stapleton – Madison Square Garden, NYC
November 2nd, 2018

Who wants to see one of the most powerful voices in country music? Fortunately for us city folks, we will be graced with Chris Stapleton’s voice at Madison Square Garden on Friday, November 2nd for his All-American Road Show Tour. Stapleton will bring along special guests Marty Stuart & Brent Cobb.

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Kane Brown – Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, NYC
November 7th, 2018

In light of his new album dropping November 9th, Kane Brown is bringing Clare Dunn along with him out on the Live Forever Tour making a stop at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Wednesday. November 7th.

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Randy Rogers Band, Gramercy Theatre, NYC
November 17th, 2018

Randy Rogers Band is bringing a bit of Texas to the Big Apple alongside Parker McCullum for a guaranteed good time at Gramercy Theatre in Manhattan on Saturday, November 17th.

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

LANCO – Irving Plaza, NYC
November 29th, 2018

Fans of LANCO will have an opportunity to see them and special guest Travis Denning as they bring their “Hallelujah Nights Tour” to Irving Plaza in NYC on Thursday, November 29th. This is their first headlining tour and will give fans a chance to hear their album Hallelujah Nights all the way through!

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Ashley McBryde – Gramercy Theatre, NYC
December 6th, 2018

Ashley McBryde is headlining the “Girl Goin’ Nowhere” Tour this Fall and bringing Dee White with her. She will be playing at Gramercy Theatre on Wednesday, December 6th in New York City. This is a show you don’t want to miss, and its a nice way to break up the week!

Best NYC Fall Country Concerts

Chris Young/Dan + Shay/Morgan Evans – NYCB LIVE: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, NY

December 7th, 2018

Nash FM’s “Nash Holiday Bash” with Chris Young ft. Dan + Shay & Morgan Evans is coming to NYCB LIVE: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY on Friday, December 7th! Get in the holiday spirit and get tickets on sale now, or you can try to win your way in by listening to Nash FM!

Check out this playlist below to get you ready for the Fall concert season in NYC!

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Country Music Well Represented at the 2018 American Music Awards

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Last night the 2018 American Music Awards, hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, aired live on ABC. The American Music Awards is the world’s largest fan-voted awards show, honoring artists in multiple musical genres, including country. Fans had the chance to vote for their favorites, from September 12th to October 4th via Twitter and web voting online. Each nominee listed was based on key fan interactions reflected by Billboard, including radio airplay, streaming, social activity, album, and digital song sales and touring. For those who didn’t tune in to the live broadcast, here’s a recap!

The AMA’s was a big night of music and this year country music was represented by Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett, Kane Brown, Florida Georgia Line, and Jesse James Decker; who took part of the pre-show red carpet as well as being the Subaru Correspondent during the show. The first award of the night was presented by country duo, Florida Georgia Line and their “Meant to Be” duet partner, Bebe Rexha.  Together they announced Cardi B as the Favorite Artist in the Rap/Hip-Hop category.  As the night went on we got to see more of our fan favorites take the stage to present awards and introduce other artists. Grammy-nominated artist, Kelsea Ballerini, and EDM-Pop duo, The Chainsmokers, introduced Post Malone and Ty Dolla Sign to the stage for their performance. While later in the evening platinum-selling country artist, Kane Brown had the honor to present favorite album Soul/R&B to XXXTENTACION’s family after his untimely death.

Throughout the night, fans of country music were on the edge of their seats waiting to see which of their favorites won in the country music categories. The first category announced was Favorite Female Artist.  Thomas Rhett presented this award to the queen of country herself, Carrie Underwood, winning the category for the fourth year in a row, making this her 13th AMA award. She went up to the stage thanking God, her incredible team and of course the fans, saying “Tonight is all about the fans! Thank you so much, you’ve have shown so much love and support for me…you guys mean the world to all of us, just thank you so much!” The next award of the night was Favorite Male Artist in the country category. First time nominee, Kane Brown took home the award, winning his first ever AMA award. Brown came up on stage saying, “First off I feel like I’m about to pass out” then went on thanking the fans and everybody who helped him win. This wasn’t the end to Brown’s night, he went on a streak,  winning all the awards he was nominated for, taking home Favorite Song for his single “Heaven” and Favorite Album for his self-titled record. Last but not least the award for Favorite Duo or Group was given off-air to Florida Georgia Line, closing out the awards for the country categories.

Carrie Underwood American Music Awards

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As the night was coming to an end, Carrie Underwood stole the show with her stunning performance of her new song “Spinning Bottles” off her brand new album Cry Pretty. Underwood took to the stage, right after she won Favorite Female Country Artist, showing everyone watching how deserving she is. She chose to sing one of her more heartbreaking songs, appearing in a beautiful red grown surrounded by candles. Her performance was extremely intimate, showing her emotions with every note she hit, leaving the crowd in complete awe. Underwood’s flawless delivery was one for the books, giving one of the best performances of the night.

The AMA winner gave everyone a taste of what to expect from her at her concerts and luckily as New Yorkers, we can experience The Cry Pretty Tour 360 with special guests Maddie & Tae and Runaway June at the iconic Madison Square Garden on October 2, 2019. While we have to wait a year to see Underwood, luckily we New Yorkers have the chance to see Kelsea Ballerini this month on the Graffiti U tour with Keith Urban at the Barclays Center on October 27th. Three-time AMA winner, Kane Brown will be playing a one-night-only exclusive album release show at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7th.

 

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Kane Brown Experiments with New “Short Skirt Weather”

Kane Brown, Experiment

Kane Brown, Experiment

Kane Brown has been teasing fans with audio clips and fun videos of tracks off his highly anticipated sophomore album, Experiment via his social media channels for months now. Last week, the hitmaker released, Homesick. Today, he dropped another new track, “Short Skirt Weather,” and it’s sure to get fans even more excited for the forthcoming album.

The song is a fun, upbeat, and cheeky track with tons of the entertainer’s personality mixed in. Although the singer loves to push boundaries, introducing different genres into his music, this song is definitely a country anthem. The infectious melody makes it hard to not want to dance and sing along to the lyrics.

“All those girls are jealous cause they know all the fellas are watching her put on a show / Every time they see her – they all just want to be her / Making country boys’ hearts explode / Oh my baby’s made for short skirt weather / Yeah she makes me wish Summer would just go on forever / From them yellow polka dots, blue jeans and leather / Oh my baby’s made for short skirt weather.”

The lyrics, co-written by the singer, tell the story of a boy smitten by a confident girl in her Summer attire, mini skirts. Primed for Summer tailgates and beach days, the track will definitely remind listeners of sunshine and fun times regardless of the season.  “Short Skirt Weather” is available everywhere you can buy or stream music.

So far, each of the songs released off Experiment have explored a different side of the singer-songwriter’s personality and musical ability, clearly showing how he is evolving as an artist. The record is slated to be released across all platforms on November 9th. Check back then for our ‘First Impression Review’ of the album.

Listen to the new song below on our new music playlist and check out more new tracks here. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

The singer also surprised New York fans with a special one-night-only concert in collaboration with Budweiser at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 7th. Find tickets for the show here.

Brown’s official headlining tour, ‘Live Forever Tour’ with special guests including Granger Smith with Raelynn, Danielle Bradbery, and Jimmie Allen on select dates, kicks off January 2019 in his home state of Georgia. Keep checking our calendars for any New York Dates that may be added.

 

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Kane Brown Releases Emotional Video For “Homesick”

Platinum-selling country star, Kane Brown, surprised fans with an emotional yet heartwarming music video for “Homesick”. The track serves as his third single from his forthcoming sophomore album, Experiment.

Co-written by Brock Berryhill, Matt McGinn and Taylor Phillips, Brown finds himself yearning for the comforts of that one person who is home to him on this record.

I’m homesick / This feeling that I’m feeling, no it don’t quit / It’s like half of me is missing / Heaven knows it / That all I wanna do is be alone with / Your brown eyes, just tangled up and holding / Only you tonight until the morning / Baby, that’s the damn truth / If home is where the heart is, I’m homesick for you

The heartening video opens with a special message that reads: “This video is dedicated to the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces. Thank you California National Guard and to those who submitted their personal videos.” He shows his thanks in the beginning and end of the video by greeting and shaking hands with multiple soldiers at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, Southern California.

In between the personal and sentimental clips shown of troops reuniting with family members and loved ones, Brown performs “Homesick” at the same training base, accompanied by two acoustic guitarists.

This song is yet another taste of the singer-songwriter’s upcoming sophomore album, along with previously released songs, “Weekend” and the summer hit “Lose it,” which currently resides in the top 20 on the country radio charts.

Brown recently topped the country nominations for the 2018 American Music Awards which airs live on October 9th at 8PM ET on ABC. He received nominations for Favorite Male Artist – Country, Favorite Song – Country for his double platinum-certified number one smash “Heaven”, along with Favorite Album – Country for his platinum-certified multi-week number one self-titled debut release.

Experiment is available for pre-order right now and is set to release on November 9th. Brown will head out on his headlining ‘Live Forever Tour’ this Winter with special guests Granger Smith, RaeLynn, Danielle Bradberry and Jimmie Allen. Visit kanebrownmusic.com for more information.

Check out our Hero Collection, which like Brown’s video, is inspired by the men and women of the Military, Fire & Police Departments across the country. We are dedicated to honoring their service and remembering their sacrifice. A portion of sales from each purchase in this collection is donated to different foundations each month that support our heroes.

 

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New Music Friday – The Playlist

This week the ladies are taking over our New Country Music Spotify Playlist with new EP’s from two of our Swag Spotlights:  Jillian Jacqueline and Abby Anderson as well a debut EP from the ladies from our Swag Session from last month Runaway June. Also check out new songs from Ben Danaher, Carrie Underwood, Kane Brown, Ruston Kelly, Kelsey Lamb, and Caroline Glaser.

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