Kane Allen Brown (born October 21, 1993) is an American country singer and songwriter who first came to the attention of the public through social media. He released his first EP, titled Closer, in June 2015 and followed it with a new single, "Used to Love You Sober", in October 2015. After Brown signed with RCA Nashville in early 2016, the song was included on his EP Chapter 1, released in March 2016. He released his first full-length album, the self-titled Kane Brown, on December 2, 2016. The single "What Ifs" came from this album, and in October 2017, Brown became the first artist to have simultaneous number ones on all five main Billboard country charts. Brown released his second album, Experiment, in November 2018.\n', '
Kane Allen Brown was raised in rural northwest Georgia and in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, area. He is multiracial with a European American mother, Tabatha Brown, and an African American father who is also part Cherokee. In 2018, he told People Magazine he did not know he was biracial until he was 7 or 8 years old: "I thought I was full white... I found out that I was biracial, and I still wasn\'t thinking anything of it, but then I started getting called the N-word ... I learned what it meant, and that\'s when it started affecting me. I got in fights over it when I was little." His father has been incarcerated since 1996, and he was raised by his single mother.\n', '
Sometimes homeless, his family moved around northwest Georgia when he was younger from Rossville to Fort Oglethorpe to LaFayette before finally settling in Red Bank, Tennessee. As a result, he attended many schools, among them Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, where he sang in the choir with Lauren Alaina, the runner-up on season 10 of American Idol. He also attended Red Bank, Ridgeland, and Soddy Daisy High School. After graduation he lived with his grandmother who had also had helped raise him.\n', '