Watch Kane Brown’s Heartfelt ‘For My Daughter’ ‘Today’ Show Performance

Just days before the launch of the North American leg of his headlining Worldwide Beautiful Tour, Kane Brown dropped by…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 27, 2020


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Kane Brown; Today Show

Just days before the launch of the North American leg of his headlining Worldwide Beautiful Tour, Kane Brown dropped by NBC’s TODAY Show for a poignant performance of “For My Daughter.”

“My dad’s been in prison since ’96, so I kind of grew up without a dad,” Brown told TODAY hosts prior to his performance. “So I knew that whenever I had a daughter, I was always going to be there for her and always be the best I could be.”

The stripped-down performance featured Brown accompanied by just a fiddle and an acoustic guitar. His distinct vocals shined as he delivered the heartfelt lyrics.

“They say dad’s are supposed to shape you and in a way I guess mine did/ I knew what I wouldn’t do if I ever had a kid/ They say history repeats it’s self well I guess that’s up to me/ I grew up without a dad I’m gonna be the best one I can be,” he sang throughout the chorus.

Brown’s wife, Katelyn, watched from his tour bus, sharing several Instagram stories as she watched with little Kingsley by her side.

“It’s about you,” she excitedly told her daughter as Brown’s interview aired in the background.

Brown co-wrote the touching ballad with Tom Douglas and Chase McGill just after he found out his wife Katelyn was pregnant.

“I wrote this song when I found out we were officially going to become parents,” he previously shared. “I meant every word, and cannot wait to watch her grow up.”

Next up, Brown will head to Atlantic City, New Jersey for the opening night of the North American leg of his headlining tour. He previously brought the show overseas with sold-out shows across Europe earlier this year.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.