Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown’s ‘Thank God’ Officially Hits No.1

The romantic duet claims the top spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. 


Lauren Jo Black

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February 10, 2023


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Kane Brown, Katelyn Brown; Photo via Instagram

Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown’s “Thank God” officially reached the No.1 spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart. 

Country radio insider, Chris Owen, reported the news on Friday afternoon via Twitter. 

The marks Kane Brown’s 9th career chart-topper and Katelyn Brown’s first. 

“Thank God” was released in September as part of Brown’s latest album, Different Man. The romantic duet immediately resonated with fans and made a major impact upon its official release to country radio. 

“Thank God” finds Kane and Katelyn professing their love for one another and admitting that they “Thank God” every single day for bringing them together. 

“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 Brown and Katelyn Brown; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMT
Kane Brown and Katelyn Brown; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for CMT

“Thank God” was written by Josh Hoge, Jaxson Free, Kyle Fishman, Christian Davis, and Jared Mullins. 

Kane previously shared how it ended up in his hands and how it ultimately became a duet with Katelyn. 

“So me and Kate have been trying to release a song for like five years now. 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,” the superstar explained. “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 listened to it and kept listening to it. I was like, this could be a duet. So I asked Kate and Kate fell in love with the song and now it’s one of my favorite songs.”

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“Thank God” Music Video

The couple paired the release of a song with a picturesque music video that was shot in Hawaii. 

Directed by Brown’s longtime collaborator, Alex Alvga, the clip follows the couple around Hawaii as they cruise down a picturesque road in a vintage Bronco with the top down, enjoy a walk through a luscious tropical rainforest, 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 truly stunning scene. 

Kane and Katelyn performed the song together a handful of times while he was touring Canada late last year. The live debut of the song came during Brown’s concert in Ottawa. Although Katelyn admitted she was nervous, she joined her husband on stage for a flawless performance and earned praise from fans and friends alike.   

The chart-topping success of “Thank God” follows Brown’s latest No.1 hits, “Like I Love Country Music” and “One Mississippi.” His next radio single has yet to be revealed, however, he has previously teased a new EP release on social media. 

Kane Brown; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Kane Brown; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

2023 Tour

Kane Brown is gearing up to launch the U.S. leg of his Drunk of Dreaming Tour. The trek kicks off on March 16 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Brown will make stops in cities such as Greenville, South Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee, and Tulsa, Oklahoma, and more before the tour wraps up on September 3 at the Washington State Fair. 

Dustin Lynch, Gabby Barrett, LOCASH, Darius Rucker, and Restless Road will join him on select dates.

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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.