Kane Brown Notches Another Exciting Career Achievement
His new single, “Bury Me In Georgia,” is off to a running start at country radio.
Kane Brown; Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images for Kane Brown
The career achievements just keep rolling in for Kane Brown.
This week, the country superstar nabbed the most-added song at country radio when his brand new single, “Bury Me In Georgia,” officially hit the airwaves.
According to a graphic shared by Brown, the song received 85 first-week adds.
“Thank you country radio,” he wrote alongside the news.
“Bury Me In Georgia” was co-written by Brown alongside Josh Hoge, Matt McGinn, and Jordan Schmidt.
The song appears on his latest album, Different Man, and serves as a musical tribute to his home state.
“‘Bury Me In Georgia’ just a song, you know, about the home state that I grew up in,” Brown says. “That’s where I want to go whenever it’s my time. Especially the Georgia Bulldogs, they on top of it right now about three-peat so anyway, no, Georgia is just, you know, it’s always gonna place in my heart.”
The song is the follow-up to Brown’s latest No.1 hit, “Thank God,” which features his wife, Katelyn Brown. It’s quite the juxtaposition from the romantic duet and showcases a different side of Brown’s artistry.
“Bury me in Georgia/ Lemme rest in peace/ Underneath the pines/ Yeah, yeah, yeah/ Where my roots run deep/ When it’s my day/ Put me in that clay/ And remember what I told ya/ When I die/ Bury me in Georgia,” he sings alongside a boot-stomping, rock-heavy beat.
Arriving just in time for Spring and Summer, this track is destined to be another radio hit for Brown.
The release of “Bury Me In Georgia” comes after a monumental few days for the country hitmaker. On Friday, he headlined Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena for the first time ever, and on Sunday, he co-hosted the 2023 CMT Music Awards alongside Kelsea Ballerini.
During the show, Kane performed “Thank God” with Katelyn on the CMT Awards’ outdoor stage. This marked the couple’s first televised performance of the duet.
They lovingly gazed into each other’s eyes as they delivered a flawless performance of the chart-topping hit. At the conclusion of the song, they shared a sweet kiss as fans roared with cheers and applause.
“Thank God” Performance
Later in the show, the lovebirds took home the top honor of the night: Video Of The Year. They were awarded the coveted belt buckle in honor of their “Thank God” music video, which was directed by Brown’s longtime collaborator, Alex Alvga.
“Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. I am, first off I’m so nervous. This is all so new to me and when we recorded this song a year ago, I never in my life would ever think that this was ever gonna happen,” Katelyn shared from the stage during their acceptance speech. “But I just wanna say thank you so much to my amazing husband, I love you. This is so special that we get to share this together every night. I love you so much.”
Kane added, “I just wanna say thank you to the fans that voted. I wanna say thank you to Sony, my awesome manager, Martha. This is Alex beside me, he moved here from Barcelona. He wanted to be a video director, he’s done like all my music videos. He is making the American Dream come true…Thank you, CMT.”
Following the CMT Music Awards, Brown will return to the road on his Drunk or Dreaming Tour. He’s slated to return to the stage on April 13 in Wichita, Kansas. The trek, which features support from Dustin Lynch, Gabby Barrett, and LOCASH on select dates runs through the summer.
Kane Brown will also appear at several upcoming festivals, including Stagecoach (Apr. 29), New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (May 4-7), iHeartCountry Music Festival (May 13), Gulf Coast Jam (Jun. 4), The Country Fest (Jun. 15), Tailgate N’ Tallboys Bloomington (Jun. 16), and more.
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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.