Kane Brown Killed It At Great Jones County Fair [PHOTOS]
Kane Brown delivered from the moment he hit the stage Saturday night in Monticello. From his biggest personal hits to some of his famous duets, to cover songs from his youth, Kane killed it at the Great Jones County Fair.
New band Restless Road was first on the stage, with an energy-filled 20-minute set that promised Saturday night won't be the only time you see them on a big stage.
Country traditionalists Midland crooned their way through a 45-minute set filled with their own hits like "Drinkin' Problem" and plenty of great covers.
When it was Kane Brown's turn he didn't waste any time getting to hit songs, starting with "Lose It". Many times throughout his set Kane said, "Let me know if you know this one" before launching the next song. There wasn't a time that the song that followed didn't result in an immediate roar from the crowd that filled the fair's track, grandstand, and hillsides.
Kane showed time and again throughout the night that he can handle both beautiful ballads and uptempo songs with equal expertise. No matter the song choice, the masses sang along, often with fists pumping in the air.
Easily the night's most touching moment was when Kane talked about the fact his father has been in prison since 1996. Kane was just three when his father was incarcerated, but has never spoken publicly about what put his father there. He also shared that because he didn't have a father figure in his life, he wanted to be the best dad he possibly could be. He then performed the song he wrote for his 21-month-old daughter, Kingsley. The song is called "For My Daughter".
It's always abundantly clear how much Kane's wife, Katelyn, and daughter mean to him and last week he shared his excitement about having them on the road with him.
The big challenges of Kane's childhood didn't end with his father. When he was just six, he was nearly beat to death by his stepfather, as he discusses in his song "Learning". The Netline reports that Kane and his mom, Tabatha, sometimes slept in their car as she sought jobs around the state of Georgia.
It's easy to cheer for a guy like Kane Brown, who's been through so much and did all the legwork to make himself a star. Just seven years ago, he was putting videos of himself doing covers of country songs on social media. That's how he was first discovered by the fans. Saturday night in Monticello, he gained plenty more.