Kane Brown Sends Message of Love with ‘Stand By Me’ Performance on ‘CMT Celebrates Our Heroes’

Kane Brown brought an impressive cover of Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” during Wednesday (June 3) evening’s two-hour CMT…


Andrew Wendowski

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June 3, 2020

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Kane Brown brought an impressive cover of Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” during Wednesday (June 3) evening’s two-hour CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artists of the Year Special.

“I want to give a shoutout to our delivery drivers and our frontline workers,” Brown expressed ahead of his performance. “Thank you for everything that y’all are doing.”

Kane Brown Performs "Stand By Me" | 2020 #CMTCelebratesOurHeroes

Kane Brown is helping us carry on with his beautiful rendition of a timeless classic. #CMTCelebratesOurHeroes

Posted by CMT Artists of the Year on Wednesday, June 3, 2020

“Stand By Me” was inducted into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry in 2015 for its impact on modern society.

Brown will be debuting his new song “Worldwide Beautiful” tonight at midnight from his forthcoming EP. The song follows his latest single “Cool Again,” which we think will be one of the top songs of the summer.

CMT Celebrates Our Heroes: An Artists of the Year Special recognized COVID-19 heroes in the following categories: Healthcare, Education, Business, Community Leaders, Food Industry, Infrastructure, First Responders, US Military, and more. The TV special was executive produced by CMT’s Margaret Comeaux, Switched On Entertainment’s John Hamlin and Amy Lin Johnson; the Executives in Charge of Production are Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino.

The show also included appearances from Carrie Underwood, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt, Tim McGraw, Thomas Rhett, Little Big Town Florida Georgia Line, Luke Combs, Jake Owen, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Lee Brice, Reba McEntire, Zac Brown, Brandi Carlile, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown and Lady Antebellum.

The star-studded event aired on CMT at 8 p.m. ET/PT with a three-network simulcast on Paramount Network, Pop TV and TV Land.

Viewers were encouraged to visit CMTOneCountry.com to find out how to give back to those who need it most and see how artists themselves are making an impact during this difficult time.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a self-taught entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.