Kane Brown’s ‘Meteoric Rise to Superstardom’ Highlighted In New Mini-Documentary
Country superstar Kane Brown is the subject of a mini-documentary coming to Amazon Music. Dubbed Velocity, the documentary will highlight…
Kane Brown; Photo by Andrew Wendowski
Country superstar Kane Brown is the subject of a mini-documentary coming to Amazon Music.
Dubbed Velocity, the documentary will highlight Brown’s “meteoric rise to superstardom,” beginning with his humble beginnings posting cover songs to social media, to his impressive sell-out of the STAPLES Center in January.
In addition to interviews with Kane Brown, Velocity will also feature his manager Martha Earls; his wife, Katelyn; agent, Braeden Rountree; day-to-day manager, Nikki Boon; tour manager, Shawn Richesin; friend, David Bliek; and his longtime friend and barber, CT Kutz. The group will focus on all of the moments that led them to the STAPLES Center show, which sold out in just 90 minutes and made Brown one of only a handful of country artists who have headlined the iconic venue.
Along with the mini-documentary, Amazon will also release an Original Live EP, featuring tracks from Brown’s STAPLES Center show.
The just-released Velocity trailer includes behind-the-scenes footage from the STAPLES Center as well as social media clips shared by Brown before he took the country music world by storm.
“It’s literally a dream come true, everything happening the way it did,” Brown shares in the clip.
Velocity is the fifth in a series of mini-documentaries created by Amazon music since the Spring of 2019. Velocity follows Mariah Carey is Christmas: The Story of “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” Still Ill: 25 Years of the Beastie Boys’ Ill Communication, The Birth of Biggie: 25 Years of Ready to Die and Departure, a detailed look at Sharon van Etten’s final days of living in New York City before her move to LA.
The mini-documentary and Live EP will both be available beginning Thursday, February 20.
Fans can check out a preview of Velocity above.
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.