How singer Kane Brown overcame poverty to become a star

What he did is incredible! This country music famous star didn't have this lifestyle and fame always, he went through a tough childhood and some impediments before becoming who he is. Scroll down to know his complete life story!

  • Kane Brown was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1993.
  • He has a mixed ethnicity because his mother is white and his father is African-American.
  • The country music singer grown up under hard economic conditions and alone with his mother. 

Difficult times

Little Kane Brown

When he was 3 years old, his father went to prison and all the challenges began. He was raised by his mother, with whom they had to sleep some times in the car while she looked for jobs. 

Kane Brown and his mother

His grandparents some times gave shelter to them in those difficult moments for the family. Kane went to several schools because of this, one of them was Lake view — Fort Oglethorpe High School where he sang in the choir with Lauren Alaina, an American Idol participant. 

Kane Brown and Lauren Alaina. Source: Getty Images

During his childhood, the artist received some bad comments from his classmates because of his skin color, and then he discovered he was biracial. I thought I was full white, and honestly, I can’t even say because I didn’t see colors,” he explained in an interview.

His musical path

Kane Brown. Source: Getty Images

Brown grew up listening to music, specially country music, but he became also interested in R&B in middle school. He began to perform country music after winning a school talent-show in 11th grade. He was so young!

Kane Brown. Source: Getty Images

In 2013, he was chosen for The X Factor, but he left the show because producers wanted him to be part of a boy band, and he didn't. 

Kane Brown with his merchandising. Source: Getty Images

After that in 2014 he posted his musical covers in Facebook and story began. On September 2015, his cover of George Strait's 'Check Yes or No' went extremely viral and received more than 7 million views, giving him more followers. That's awesome!

Kane Brown and his family

Also in that year, his first EP, titled Closer, was released and it debuted on the Top Country Albums chart at number 22. There were 3,200 copies sold in its debut week.

Kane Brown. Source: IMG Models

In 2016, Kane signed with Sony Music Nashville and started recording under the RCA Nashville label. Since then, he has been releasing new singles, and albums with them. The musician also made some collaborations with artists like Becky G, and Camila Cabello. Did you hear them? 


Kane Brown in one of his shows

This year he released On August 14, his third EP, Mixtape, Vol. 1, which includes songs like 'Cool Again', 'Worldwide Beautiful' and 'Be Like That', as well as four other tracks that took the fans' hearts.

Singer Kane Brown

Brown has also been performing in many shows this year like The Late Late Show with James Corden and other places such as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.


Kane Brown and his daughter

We think that this 27-year-old star is becoming one of the breakthrough young acts in country music with all the stuff he is launching and because how he shares the love for music. 

Kane Brown. Source: IMG Models

Certainly, it must have been tough to grow up in the conditions he did, but we are amazed of how he overcame that and followed his dreams no matter what. We definitely consider him as a great example for all of us. Thank you, Kane! Watch his latest video of his fans here:

Natalie Baldwin

Graphic Designer graduated from University of Southern California. Bookworm. Nature, coffee and books are my best friends.+ info

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