Kane Brown Coming to The Blue Note in Columbia
Kane Brown is a 22-year-old country music newcomer from Georgia that has generated a huge fan base thanks to social media. His songs have been exceeding all expectations on iTunes. Fans will have the chance to see Brown in concert on January 7 at The Blue Note in Columbia.
Brown first started getting noticed on YouTube. "I've been doing it two years now. I remember I got 60,000 shares whenever I covered Lee Brice's 'I Don't Dance'," said Brown. "Back then I would average 5,000 LIKES on all my stuff, and I thought I was doing good then, because that's a lot more than what the average person gets. Recently, these last couple months, I put up a video and it automatically gets over a million views in a couple days."
Kane Brown says that his style of music incorporates elements from many different genres. "I grew up on a farm in Lafayette, Georgia, listening to a lot of Tim McGraw, just all kinds of stuff. I wanted to sing country music, but these days it's not the old school anymore, it's all different genres mixed in together. I just took that and ran with it."
Brown said that he's been surprised at how many of country's well-known artists are familiar with his music. During the CMA Awards, Luke Bryan came up to Brown, shook his hand and said, "Man, you've got to stop passing me on the iTunes charts."
Tickets to Kane Brown's show at The Blue Note go on sale December 4 at 10 a.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 the day of the show. Doors open at 7 p.m. for an 8 p.m. concert on Thursday, January 7.