Kane Brown Opens Up About A Shift In Album Plans, New Marshmello Collaboration [Exclusive]

Brown tells us that new collaborations, including “Miles On It” with Marshmello, sparked a creative shift in his forthcoming new album.


Lauren Jo Black

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May 3, 2024


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Kane Brown just released “Miles On It,” a brand new collaboration with Marshmello, and reveals that the song, along with a few other collaborations, caused him to pause and rethink his plans for his forthcoming new album. 

During a conversation with Country Now while backstage of his 2024 In The Air Tour, Brown gave us an update on the project, which will serve as the follow-up to 2022’s Different Man, and revealed that he initially set out to release a more traditional country-leaning album, however, a few new collaborations fell into his lap and have potentially changed the album’s overall vibe.  

“I keep getting songs and I’m like, ‘This is it’, and I have so many. I was trying to go to the country route where everything’s super country, but then we just get these other collabs that are just massive,” Brown explained.  

Kane Brown; Photo by Alex Alvga
Kane Brown; Photo by Alex Alvga

Of “Miles On It,” the soon-to-be father of three shared how the collab came about and revealed that his team can’t get enough of the song.  

“Mellow just came back in and was like, ‘You ready for part two?’ And we wrote a song. My band just keeps saying, ‘Yo, will you send me that song? I want to listen to it.’ It is just a massive song.” 

While having a lot of songs to chose from is ultimately a good problem to have, Brown said that it is a bit daunting to make the final selections for a record.  

“It’s really going to be hard trying to find out which ones we’re going to put on the album,” he admitted. 

Kane Brown, Marshmello - Miles On It
Kane Brown, Marshmello – Miles On It

While a release date is still unknown, fans have gotten a taste of a few tracks that will likely appear on the yet-to-be-announced album: his chart-topping “I Can Feel It,” the extremely personal track, “Haunted,” and the brand new “Miles On It.” 

This marks the second collaboration between Brown and the Grammy-nominated artist and producer, following 2019’s “One Thing Right.” This song went on to rake in over 1.3 billion streams worldwide and is now certified 5x platinum.  

The artists will likely enjoy a similar trajectory with “Miles On It.” Released just in time for summer, the upbeat anthem features an irresistible melody set to addictive beats. 

“Girl, let’s go put some miles on it/ Back of the Chevy with the engine runnin’/ Just you and me in a truck bed wide like a California King/ We could break it in if you know what I mean/ Put some miles on it/ Back of the Chevy with the engine runnin’/ Just you and me in a truck bed wide like a California King/ Wе could break it in if you know what I mean/ Put some milеs on it/ We could break it in if you know what I mean,” Brown sings on the chorus. 

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Kane Brown’s In The Air Tour will continue on May 9 in Eugene, Oregon. 

Additionally, the ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee is slated to perform during the upcoming 59th Academy of Country Music Awards, streaming live on Prime Video from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas on Thursday, May 16 at 8 p.m. EDT.

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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.