Kane Brown — American country singer and songwriter
Kane Allen Brown was born on 21 October 1993 in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. He was raised by a single mom. The family was poor and moved around a lot. Kane sang in the school choir and enjoyed R&B music. When graduating from high school, Brown won a school talent contest after performing Chris Young’s song "Gettin' You Home". After that, he became a big country music fan.
In 2013, Brown auditioned for X-Factor and was accepted. However, the artist soon left the show because he didn’t want to be a part of a boy band.
In 2014, Kane started uploading his videos with cover versions of such famous singers as Alan Jackson and Brantley Gilbert to Facebook. In one of the interviews, Brown remembers how he suddenly became popular when one of his songs was reposted over 60,000 times. The cover version of George Strait’s song “Check Yes or No”, which was uploaded in the fall of 2014, collected 7 million views. Shortly after, the number of Kane’s followers reached 1 million. At about the same time, Brown released a promotional music video of his single "Used to Love You Sober". It was viewed over a million times in just 3 hours. In a week, the song collected 11 million views. The success was so impressive that the young musician shortly signed a contract with a recording label Zone 4.