Kane Brown Earns 7th Career No.1 with ‘One Mississippi’

Country superstar Kane Brown is back at the top of the country radio charts once again, this time with his…

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Lauren Jo Black

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March 2, 2022

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Country superstar Kane Brown is back at the top of the country radio charts once again, this time with his latest smash, “One Mississippi.” 

The arena-ready anthem climbed to the No.1 spot on both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase airplay charts, securing Brown’s seventh country chart-topper. 

The father of two shared his gratitude for the support of country radio earlier this week, simply writing, “One Mississippi is #1! 🙏🏽” on his social media channels. 

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“One Mississippi” was written by Brown, Jesse Frasure, Levon Gray and Ernest K. Smith and produced by Dann Huff.

The track came to life after Brown discovered Levon Gray, a brand new songwriter, on social media. 

“He tagged me in a post, and two other people, and I was the only artist who got back to him. I thought he could sing,” Brown recently told Country Now. “And the song [in the post], he had written himself. I had just started my publishing company, so I was like, ‘I wanna give this guy a chance.’”

Kane Brown - One Mississippi; Photo by Angelea Presti
Kane Brown – One Mississippi; Photo by Angelea Presti

That’s when Brown decided to bring Gray into an upcoming writing session with Smith and Frasure. 

“I asked them if they would write with a new writer, that nobody in Nashville had heard before. They gave him a chance, and it was kind of like his audition,” Brown recounts. “He came into the writing session with the title ‘One Mississippi.’ I kinda sat back and let him take charge, to see how he was gonna do.”

It turns out, Brown’s intuition was correct. Now, he’s got yet another massive hit on his hands. 

The Platinum-selling star will release a brand new song, “Leave You Alone,” on Friday, March 4. Days later, he will take the stage at the 57th ACM Awards for the live performance debut of the track. 

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Lauren Jo Black

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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.