Kane Brown Opens Up About His ‘Personal’ New Single, ‘Homesick’
Kane Brown is back at country radio with “Homesick,” his latest release from his 2018 album, Experiment. As the song…
Kane Brown; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Kane Brown is back at country radio with “Homesick,” his latest release from his 2018 album, Experiment. As the song continues to make its way up the charts at country radio, Brown recently opened up about what the track means to him and his fans.
“‘Homesick’ is kind of personal, just ‘cause I’ve done so many shows in the last couple years and I’m never home,” Brown explained 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.”
“After we wrote it,” he continued, “I listened to it on the way home from the bus, it was like 6 am. I fell asleep listening to it and I woke up, and I just had this vision, I was like, ‘I feel like the military could really relate to this song because they’re never home.’ You see all these videos of people coming back and the dogs are excited whenever their soldier comes home and all that stuff, so I was like, ‘this is perfect.’”
After his epiphany, Brown decided to dedicate the “Homesick” music video to members of the military. The heartwarming video features clips of Brown meeting members of the armed forces intertwined with clips of military reunions that were submitted by fans. The video has racked in over 35 million views since hitting YouTube last fall.
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.