Rising country star Kane Brown has made quite a name for himself. In the fall of 2015, he caught our attention with his covers of classic country music.
Since then, he’s signed with RCA Nashville and released an EP titled Chapter 1. The EP debuted at No. 9 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and No. 3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.
His success also caught the attention of Florida Georgia Line, who he is now opening for on their Dig Your Roots Tour.
Although he is currently touring the country, Brown continues to write very personal music, which he loves debuting to his fans on his Facebook page.
On Wednesday (July 13) he premiered a new song about his life that “most people don’t know”. He also felt that with everything going on in the world right now, “this could touch some people”.
The opening lyrics were shocking as he revealed a huge secret about his childhood.
“When I was six-years-old I kinda wet the bed. My stepdad came in and nearly beat me to death,” he sings. “All bruised and broken, I was lonely and scared.”
He continues telling his story in the first verse of how his mom was working a lot and didn’t know this abuse was going on. When his Nana found out, who happened to be a detective, she put Brown’s stepdad in jail.
In the powerful chorus, he sings:
“I’m gonna let it go
Forgiveness is something we gotta do
‘Cause if you hold on forever, it’ll hurt your soul
That’s why I’m learnin’ how to let it go.”
Throughout the next two verses, he sings about being judged in school because of the color of his skin, his family’s poverty, and losing his friends to gang violence, drugs, and a “life on the run”.
Brown’s grandfather commented on the Facebook video saying how he remembers seeing Kane with bruises on him and a certain Thanksgiving where “everything came to a boil”.
Brown responded saying, “It made me the man I am today, Pop”.
The passionate singer is just 22-years-old, but he has lived a storied life. The evolution of his songwriting is incredible in his short time since releasing original music. We expect to see a lot more of Kane Brown for years to come.
Listen to his powerful song below.
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