MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Country artist Kane Brown is hitting the road again and coming to Miami, after live music went missing during the pandemic and he’s grateful for the opportunity.
The 27-year-old artist from Nashville, a brand in his own right, is the first to achieve super star status using YouTube and social media to build a huge fan base.
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CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo caught up with him for a Zoom interview as he was on his tour bus to perform at a festival for the first time in a year and a half.
“It’s amazing. You’ve been on tour for over a year, just trying to find things to do and I was writing songs. When we established our touring schedule, we weren’t sure. or we were nervous if that was going to happen, nobody knew, so we’re just happy to be there with the fans.
Brown teamed up with Pepsi for their “Blessed and Free” tour this fall, for a raffle with the new “Summer s Better with Pepsi” campaign. It’s the ultimate VIP experience for a lucky winner and 20 friends.
The tour arrives in Miami in December at the FTX Arena formerly known as AAA.
“We can give them a ticket and they can bring 20 of their friends, so it’s going to be amazing to come backstage and hang out with me on my ‘Blessed and Free’ tour. We are in 29 NBA arenas, ”said Brown.
Brown and two other country artists, the Osborne brothers and Mickey Guyton, made the cover of Billboard magazine last month for an article shaking up Nashville’s status quo.
TJ of the Osborne Brothers recently turned gay and Guyton and Brown are two artists of color at a predominantly white male country music establishment.
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“The diversity in country music happens because of you and the others on the cover, how important is that to you? CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo asked.
“It was important for me, because especially last year a lot of people were trying to find their place to fit in. Like I said in the interview, if you did talk about it, you got bashed. If you didn’t talk about it, you’d get bashed. They blame you for not talking. It has been a really tough place for everyone, ”he said.
Brown crosses all borders. He has collaborated with a mix of artists from Marshmello to Khalid and more.
He made history as the first black male solo country artist to perform at the BET Awards and scored five No. 1 Country singles. He just released a pop song called “Memory” with Blackbear.
“It’s been amazing to me, I haven’t really watched anything or taken in any of my accomplishments,” Brown explained. Even during the sabbatical year, I did not rest and I did not assimilate everything. I’m just trying to work hard and keep growing.
Work hard for his wife and baby girl Kingsley Rose, who stole daddy’s heart.
“She’s doing something now where she wakes up and she says ‘Daddy’ and she puts her head on my shoulder. She will do it for about 30 seconds and then she will come and kiss me. So it just melts my heart,” a he declared.
The blessed and free tour is at the FTX Arena on December 2nd.
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