Kane Brown’s Grandfather, Steve Brown, Dies

Kane Brown’s grandfather, Steve Allen Brown, passed away on Friday, September 11. He was 65 years old. According to his…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 13, 2020


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Kane Brown; Photo by Matthew Berinato

Kane Brown’s grandfather, Steve Allen Brown, passed away on Friday, September 11. He was 65 years old.

According to his obituary, Brown was a life-long resident of the Chattanooga, Tennessee area. He is survived by his wife of 17 years, Edy Brown, as well as his daughter, Tabatha Brown, his grandchildren Kane Brown and CJ Cordell, great-grandchildren, Brayden Cordell and Kingsley Brown, brother Johnny Brown, and sisters Wanda Sue Campbell and Linda Morrison.

Kane and his grandfather were said to have been close. They also share the same middle name, Allen.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Kane and his family at this time.

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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.