Kane Brown comes home

HE HEAD­LINES FIRST COUN­TRYFEST

Chattanooga Times Free Press - ChattanoogaNow - - MUSIC - BY BARRY COURTER STAFF WRITER Con­tact Barry Courter at bcourter@times­free press.com 0423-757-6354.

Grow­ing up, Kane Brown moved around quite a bit.

In fact, he at­tended four high schools — Lake­view-Fort Oglethorpe, Red Bank, Ridge­land and Soddy- Daisy. Things were not al­ways easy, and at one point he and his mother and b ro the r l ived in a car.

“I had it tough, but I got through it,” he said in a pre­vi­ous in­ter­view.

To­day, life is much dif­fer­ent.

Just two years after sign­ing a record­ing con­tract, he is en­gaged to Kate­lyn Jae and the cou­ple has pur­chased a five-bed­room home in the Nashville area. On Satur­day, he will take a de­tour from tour­ing with Jason Aldean and re­turn to North Ge­or­gia to head­line the first Coun­tryFest in North­west Ge­or­gia Am­phithe­atre in Ring­gold, Ga.

“It has been crazy. Amaz­ing,” he said.

“It’s been crazy from try­ing to get to dis­cov­ered and never know­ing what is go­ing to hap­pen the next day.”

In ad­di­tion to t he changes in his per­sonal life, Brown is most ex­cited about four new songs he re­cently recorded. They have been added to the deluxe ver­sion of his self-ti­tled de­but al­bum, which came out in De­cem­ber.

Brown co-wrote three of the four new songs — “Set­ting the Night on Fire,” “What’s Mine is Yours” and “Found You” — and said he be­lieves they rep­re­sent his best work. He said he thinks they will be his next four sin­gles.

“I’m re­ally s t oked about that.”

Coun­tryFest is tak­ing place through a new part­ner­ship in­volv­ing US 101, iHeartRa­dio, Friends of the Fes­ti­val and Ca­toosa County gov­ern­ment.

If Brown was un­cer­tain about how he would spend his days in the past, he is pretty cer­tain to­day. He knows he will be on the road head­ing to his next show.

“They (Sony Records) don’t be­lieve in breaks,” he said with a laugh.

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Kane Brown

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