Kane Brown has been selling out show after show. If you have been lucky enough to attend one of these, then this should come as no surprise. The energy he brings to the stage resembles that of artists who have been performing to large crowds for years.
A rowdy crowd gathered at The Bluestone in Columbus, OH on Thursday night to see firsthand the rising star of country music. Fans braved the cold for hours so they could be sure to secure a spot close to the stage. The crowd was anxious for Kane’s arrival, even chanting his name for minutes on end before the intro to that first song played.
Kane opens his set with the title track from his E.P. “Closer”. He made sure to touch hands with as many fans as possible in the opening moment of his show. He actively engages with his fans throughout the entire show; taking selfies, bringing people on stage, or throwing merch into the crowd. One thing about Kane Brown is very clear, he is incredibly gracious and humble. It’s not about the blurry lines of what makes a “country artist”, it’s about engaging with your audience through music that means something.
Kane gave the crowd everything they anticipated. A highlight of the show included his acoustic performance. He performed stripped down covers including Craig Morgan’s “Almost Home” and Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself”. Kane covered many artists throughout the night including Blake Shelton, Chris Young, and George Strait. If you had to compare Kane to other artists in the genre, it would have to be a Chris Young voice on a Sam Hunt track. His sound is unique and that is what makes him resonate so well among his fans.
The night ends with a great choice of songs including, his “Love That I Hate You”, “Used to Love You Sober”, and Sam Hunt’s “House Party”. The crowd clearly could not get enough, and Kane was gracious to stay after and take pictures with as many fans as possible. If you weren’t able to snag tickets to Kane’s headlining tour you can catch him on the road this summer on the “Dig Your Roots” Tour with Florida Georgia Line, Cole Swindell, and The Cadillac Three.