Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown’s ‘Thank God’ Duet Makes Major Impact At Country Radio
Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown’s just-released duet, “Thank God,” made a major impact at country radio on Monday (Sept. 12). …
Kane Brown, Katelyn Brown; Thank God
Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown’s just-released duet, “Thank God,” made a major impact at country radio on Monday (Sept. 12).
The song officially went to country radio and earned a whopping 68 first-week adds on stations around the country. “Thank God” earned the title of most-added at country radio this week.
Released on Friday with the debut of his new album, Different Man, “Thank God” is the couple’s first-ever duet.
“So me and Kate have been trying to release a song for like five years now,” Brown recently explained. “And we kept getting songs coming in, we thought that you know, each of them was the song for us but it never felt right. So my buddy Josh, that’s signed to my publishing deal, he sent me a song called ‘Thank God’ and I listened to it and I fell in love with it. And then kept listening to it and kept listening to it.”
Brown decided it should be a duet and the rest is history.
“So I asked Kate and Kate fell in love with the song and now it’s one of my favorite songs,” he added.
Filled with beautiful harmonies and a melody that fans can’t help but sing along to, “Thank God,” is sure to be Brown’s next big radio hit.
“So, thank God/ I get to wake up by your side and thank God/ Your hand fits perfectly in mine and thank God/ You loved me when you didn’t have to/ But you did and you do and He knew/ Thank God for giving me you/ Oh, yeah, thank God/ Thank God for giving me you,” they sing on the chorus.
Kane and Katelyn brought the song to life with a romantic music video, filmed in Hawaii by Brown’s longtime collaborator, Alex Alvga.
The clip follows the couple around the Aloha State as they cruise down a picturesque road in a vintage Bronco with the top down, enjoy a walk through a luscious tropical rain forest, and escape the world together in a mountainside bungalow.
The video concludes with the couple embracing on a beach as the sun sets around them, making for a stunning romantic moment.
The music video was released on Friday and has already raked in 2.1 million views (and counting) on YouTube.
While Katelyn’s vocal chops may come as a surprise to some fans, she is no stranger to making music. In fact, when Katelyn first met Kane, she was pursuing a career as a solo R&B/Pop singer. Music is what brought them together in the first place as Kane was cast to be in Katelyn’s music video, but couldn’t fulfill the appearance due to a show.
In a 2020 interview with RADIO.com’s Kelly Ford, Kane shared the story about his first time meeting Katelyn.
“We met down in Florida at my very first show ever, I believe it was in 2015. The day before that show, I was supposed to be in her music video because she was an artist as well, and it couldn’t happen cause my show was the same day as the music video,” he recalled.
“So a year goes by and the same guy we were working with brings her to a show, she didn’t want to come and he forced her basically. We met, we didn’t talk at all, I maybe said hey to her but I thought she was adorable and I kept looking at her all night. So I asked her to come to Nashville like the next day, I flew her down and we just hit it off and she never left.”
While “Thank God” is poised to bring a lot of attention to Katelyn, don’t expect her to start pursuing a solo career.
“She doesn’t want to be an artist — she just loves singing,” Brown recently told Billboard. “She’s always singing around the house and her voice is beautiful. We’ve been looking for songs and probably went through about five of them before we got this one from one of my writers at [publishing company] Verse 2 and it was supposed to be a solo song. We changed it to a duet, and she fell in love this song. Personally, I think it is the biggest song off the record.”
“Thank God” was written by Josh Hoge, Jaxson Free, Kyle Fishman, Christian Davis, and Jared Mullins and appears on Brown’s just-released third studio album, Different Man.
The project features 17 tracks, including the chart-topping hits “Like I Love Country Music” and “One Mississippi.”
Click HERE to listen to Different Man.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.