Kane Brown Notches Fifth Consecutive No.1 Single With ‘Homesick’

Kane Brown returns to the top of the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase airplay charts this week with his latest single,…


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March 9, 2020

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Kane Brown returns to the top of the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase airplay charts this week with his latest single, “Homesick.”

The heartfelt tune is Brown’s fifth consecutive chart-topper, following the smash hits “Good As You,” “Lose It,” “What Ifs” (featuring Lauren Alaina) and “Heaven.”

“Homesick” is an extremely personal song to the superstar and it took on a whole new meaning after he welcomed his first child, Kingsley, with his wife Katelyn last fall.

“‘Homesick’ is kind of personal, just ‘cause I’ve done so many shows in the last couple years and I’m never home,” Brown previously shared of the song he co-wrote with Brock Berryhill, Matthew McGinn and Taylor Phillips. “I miss my dogs, I miss my family and my friends…I had it tattooed on me already, so it kind of made sense. We just starting writing and it was just so real and so personal.”

Kane Brown is currently in the midst of his headlining Worldwide Beautiful Tour. The tour is Brown’s biggest and best yet and showcases his growth as an artist and live performer.

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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.