Kane Brown Reacts To ‘Pretty Sick’ ACM Nominations Before Heading Into the Studio to Record New Album

It’s a good day to be Kane Brown. The superstar earned two nominations for the upcoming 56th Academy of Country…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 26, 2021


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Kane Brown; Photo by Matthew Berinato

It’s a good day to be Kane Brown.

The superstar earned two nominations for the upcoming 56th Academy of Country Music Awards. Brown secured his first-ever nominations in the Album of the Year category for Mixtape Vol. 1 and Video of the Year for “Worldwide Beautiful.”   

Brown reacted to the news on Friday morning while playing Call of Duty: Warzone on Twitch, telling his fans the nominations were “pretty sick.” 

“Woke up with two nominations,” he told fans, adding, “I’m happy.” 

Mixtape Vol. 1 was released in August and features seven tracks, including his single “Cool Again” and “Be Like That,” a collaboration with Swae Lee and Khalid. Also featured on the project is the timely “Worldwide Beautiful” and “Last Time I Say Sorry,” Brown’s duet with John Legend.

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The “Worldwide Beautiful” music video was released in September and directed by Brown’s longtime collaborator Alex Alvga.

The music video shares a powerful message and also features a very special guest – his beloved daughter, Kingsley Rose.

The clip brings the song’s unifying message to life as Brown makes his way through an apocalyptic scene in a small town. The world seems to be crashing down around him, however, as the video progresses, hope emerges. Children from all walks of life gather in the downtown area as the sun begins to rise on a new day. Gorgeous flowers emerge from the streets and the sky changes color as the children come together amongst the rubbish.

At the end of the clip, the kids unite around a tarnished globe and a single flower pops up as if to signify that change is coming. The inspiring video closes with Brown holding his daughter surrounded by the other children.

After spending some time on Twitch on Friday, Brown planned to head into the studio to continue to work on his forthcoming album. 

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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.