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Kane Brown Drops New Song “Like I Love Country Music”

Kane Brown’s new song, “Like I Love Country Music” is out now, May 6th, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new song below.

Kane Brown found his niche—blending elements of pop and R&B into country, while featuring some of music’s biggest artists, to create a new and unique sound. However, Brown is also not afraid to work fiddle and steel into his songs every now and then. “Like I Love County Music” is an upbeat and undoubtedly ‘country’ jam in which he compares his love for his girl to his love for country music. He even references several country music icons such as Alan Jackson, Willie Nelson, George Jones, Johnny Cash, and Brooks & Dunn. 

“You get me high as Willie, girl // You get me gone as Jones // You turn me on as much as I turn on my radio // Let’s take our time, walk the line // Kinda like Johnny and June did // Yeah, let’s do this // Baby, I love you like I love country music”

This name-dropping trend has become very popular in county music over the last few years. Other songs like this include Lauren Alaina’s “Ladies In The 90s;” Old Dominion’s “Song For Another Time;” Walker Hayes’ “90s Country;” Zac Brown Band’s “Old Love Song;” and Thomas Rhett’s “What’s Your Country Song.” It seems Brown and his co-writers (Matthew McGinn, Taylor Phillips, and Jordan Schmidt) wanted in on the fun of writing a puzzle-building piece like this. If released to radio, we could see this catchy tune topping the charts!

Brown left his comfort zone when he first started collaborating with artists outside the genre, but now since that’s become almost the norm for him, it is almost like making a pure country song with pounding electric guitar and a fiddle solo is uncharacteristic. It is really exciting to see him have success on both sides of the fence and says a lot about his musical creativity and talent.

With double albums also becoming a trend, it would be cool to see him release a record where one side of the vinyl has pop tunes, and the other has country tracks like this one. Speaking of albums, Brown must be close to one, with several standalone singles such as “Leave You Alone,” “Whiskey Sour,” “Blessed and Free” with H.E.R., “Memory” with blackbear, and his recent number-one “One Mississippi.” His latest project was Mixtape, Vol. 1, which came out in August of 2020. His last full-length album was 2018’s Experiment.

The second leg of Brown’s Blessed and Free Tour continues tomorrow in his hometown of Chattanooga. It hits the Tri-State area on June 4th with back-to-back shows at Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. He also just announced a Canadian, Australian, and European Tour starting in September. For tickets, head to his website.

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Kane Brown’s new song “Like I Love Country Music” is out now.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Kane Brown releases.

To keep up with Kane Brown, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Like I Love Country Music” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Here Are The 2022 ACM Awards Winners (Full List)

Here is the full list of 2022 winners of The ACM Awards…

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Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for ACM

2022 ACM AWARDS WINNERS:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR:
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert – *** WINNER
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

 

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Carly Pearce – *** WINNER

 

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Jimmie Allen
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton – *** WINNER
Morgan Wallen

 

DUO OF THE YEAR:
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne – *** WINNER
Dan + Shay
LoCash
Maddie & Tae

 

GROUP OF THE YEAR:
Lady A
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion – *** WINNER
The Cadillac Three

 

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Tenille Arts
Priscilla Block
Lily Rose
Caitlyn Smith
Lainey Wilson – *** WINNER

 

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
HARDY
Walker Hayes
Ryan Hurd
Parker McCollum – *** WINNER
Elvie Shane

 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]:
“Buy Dirt,” Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan
“Famous Friends,” Chris Young and Kane Brown
“Fancy Like,” Walker Hayes
“If I Didn’t Love You,” Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood – *** WINNER
“You Should Probably Leave,” Chris Stapleton

 

SONG OF THE YEAR
*Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s):

“7 Summers,” Morgan Wallen (Morgan Wallen, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally)
“Buy Dirt,” Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan (Jordan Davis, Jacob Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins)
“Fancy Like,” Walker Hayes (Cameron Bartolini, Josh Jenkins, Shane Stevens, Walker Hayes)
“Knowing You,” Kenny Chesney (Adam James, Brett James, Kat Higgins)
“Things a Man Oughta Know,” Lainey Wilson (Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton, Lainey Wilson) – *** WINNER

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
*Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s):

29: Written in Stone, Carly Pearce
Country Again: Side A, Thomas Rhett
Dangerous: The Double Album, Morgan Wallen – *** WINNER
Famous Friends, Chris Young
The Marfa Tapes, Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” Elle King and Miranda Lambert – *** WINNER

“Famous Friends,” Chris Young and Kane Brown
“I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version),” Taylor Swift featuring Chris Stapleton
“If I Didn’t Love You,” Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
“Never Wanted to Be That Girl,” Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Jesse Frasure
Nicolle Galyon
Ashley Gorley
Michael Hardy – *** WINNER
Josh Osborne

 

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Buy Dirt,” Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan
“Famous Friends,” Chris Young and Kane Brown
“Half of My Hometown,” Kelsea Ballerini featuring Kenny Chesney
“If I Didn’t Love You,” Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
“Never Wanted to Be That Girl,” Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde – *** WINNER

 

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music.

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Kane Brown Drops New Song “Leave You Alone” Following “Whiskey Sour”

Kane Brown’s new song, “Leave You Alone” is out now, March 4th, on all streaming platforms. Listen to the brand new track below.

There is nothing not to love when Kane Brown sings about his wife, Katelyn. The now parents of two, who welcomed their second baby girl, Kodi Jane, at the end of the year are arguably one of the best country music families to follow on social media.

“Leave You Alone” is Brown’s way of telling his wife he’s not going anywhere. Even though sometimes he makes mistakes and life isn’t always perfect, he needs her to know that no matter what, he is never going to leave her alone. He’s going to be there, wherever she is, just like her favorite pair of jeans with the hole in the pocket. 

“My love won’t leave you alone // Just so you know // When I say forever girl // I mean I’m never ever gonna do you wrong // And I won’t let you go // Talking us growing old // Heres dusk til’ dawn // We’ll be going on and on // Baby My love won’t leave you alone”

Brown released his single “Whiskey Sour” earlier this year, and his hit song “One Mississippi” just went No. 1  earlier this week. Brown’s song with Chris Young, “Famous Friends” is up for Single of the Year, Video of the Year, and Music Event of the Year at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards – which you can watch live from Las Vegas on March 7th exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. 

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Kane Brown’s brand new song “Leave You Alone” is out now on all streaming platforms.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about future Kane Brown releases.

To keep up with Kane Brown, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Leave You Alone” is now available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released music here on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Kane Brown’s “One Mississippi” is Number One at Country Radio

Kane Brown’s song, “One Mississippi” is the number one song at country radio. Read about Brown’s seventh number-one single below…

Upon achieving his last number one hit for his collaborative song with Chris Young, “Famous Friends,” Kane Brown is celebrating yet again! This week, Brown’s single “One Mississippi” hit the top spot on the country charts.

Brown is skilled at blending different genres throughout his music. Whether he is collaborating with artists or dropping pure country songs like “Whiskey Sour,” he is a bonafide superstar. “One Mississippi” became an instant fan favorite. The single is catchy, relatable, and fun, adding some flavor to his already incredible live performances. Brown is an artist that deserves all the accolades he has earned over his years in the music industry.

“One Mississippi, two Mississippi, three shots of Whiskey // Are you on your way // When it tips you, baby come kiss me // I can’t wait, I can’t wait // One Mississippi, two Mississippi, three in the morning // we’ll be on our way // so tipsy, can’t stop kissing // I can’t wait, I can’t wait forever”

We are excited to see what song Brown and his team send to country radio next! Let us know on social media what song you would like to hear on the radio next. Congrats to the singer-songwriter on another chart topper with “One Mississippi”!

Join our Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming Kane Brown announcements and releases.

To keep up with Kane Brown, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“One Mississippi” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

2022 ACM Award Nominees Announced ft. Morgan Wallen, Kane Brown & More

The nominees for the 2022 57th Annual ACM Awards, scheduled for March 7th in Las Vegas are here! Check them out below.

Earlier today, the nomination announcements for the 57th Annual ACM Awards were revealed! The show’s biggest categories such as the coveted ‘Entertainer of the Year,’ and respective Female and Male Artist of the Year were announced.

Leading the pack is Chris Young with seven nods, including three nominees for his single with Kane Brown, “Famous Friends.” Respectively, Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert were both nominated for Entertainer of the Year, marking the first time in eight years, two women have been up for that category.

Other notable nominees include Jimmie Allen’s nod for Male Artist of the Year and Morgan Wallen’s four nominations, after not being allowed to compete last year.

This year, the show returns back to Las Vegas at a new venue, the new Allegiant Stadium. The show will broadcast commercial-free at 8 PM ET on Amazon’s streaming Prime Video, marking the first exclusively streaming award show!

Check out the full list of nominations below…

 

2022 ACM AWARDS NOMINATIONS:

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR:
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

 

FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
Carly Pearce

 

MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Jimmie Allen
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton
Morgan Wallen

 

DUO OF THE YEAR:
Brooks & Dunn
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
LoCash
Maddie & Tae

 

GROUP OF THE YEAR:
Lady A
Little Big Town
Midland
Old Dominion
The Cadillac Three

 

NEW FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
Tenille Arts
Priscilla Block
Lily Rose
Caitlyn Smith
Lainey Wilson

 

NEW MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR:
HARDY
Walker Hayes
Ryan Hurd
Parker McCollum
Elvie Shane

 

SINGLE OF THE YEAR [Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s)]:
“Buy Dirt,” Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan
“Famous Friends,” Chris Young and Kane Brown
“Fancy Like,” Walker Hayes
“If I Didn’t Love You,” Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
“You Should Probably Leave,” Chris Stapleton

 

SONG OF THE YEAR
*Awarded to Songwriter(s)/Publisher(s)/Artist(s):

“7 Summers,” Morgan Wallen (Morgan Wallen, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally)
“Buy Dirt,” Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan (Jordan Davis, Jacob Davis, Josh Jenkins, Matt Jenkins)
“Fancy Like,” Walker Hayes (Cameron Bartolini, Josh Jenkins, Shane Stevens, Walker Hayes)
“Knowing You,” Kenny Chesney (Adam James, Brett James, Kat Higgins)
“Things a Man Oughta Know,” Lainey Wilson (Jason Nix, Jonathan Singleton, Lainey Wilson)

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
*Awarded to Artist(s)/Producer(s)/Record Company–Label(s):

29: Written in Stone, Carly Pearce
Country Again: Side A, Thomas Rhett
Dangerous: The Double Album, Morgan Wallen
Famous Friends, Chris Young
The Marfa Tapes, Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall

 

VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” Elle King and Miranda Lambert
“Famous Friends,” Chris Young and Kane Brown
“I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor’s Version),” Taylor Swift featuring Chris Stapleton
“If I Didn’t Love You,” Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
“Never Wanted to Be That Girl,” Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde

 

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Jesse Frasure
Nicolle Galyon
Ashley Gorley
Michael Hardy
Josh Osborne

 

MUSIC EVENT OF THE YEAR
“Buy Dirt,” Jordan Davis featuring Luke Bryan
“Famous Friends,” Chris Young and Kane Brown
“Half of My Hometown,” Kelsea Ballerini featuring Kenny Chesney
“If I Didn’t Love You,” Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood
“Never Wanted to Be That Girl,” Carly Pearce and Ashley McBryde

 

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music.

Kane Brown Drops Brand New Song “Whiskey Sour”

Kane Brown’s new song “Whiskey Sour” is out now, January 14th on all streaming platforms. Learn more about the new track below.

Brown first teased the track on Instagram on December 26th. The video features him in his kitchen lip-singing along to the first verse. Brown sings the chorus next to the speaker blaring the somber tune. The story centers around two young lovers talking about their forever until one day, much to the man’s surprise, she ends the relationship. What was once a drink they often shared together now becomes the liquid pain relief he needs to forget her memory. While drowning himself at the bar, he starts to wonder if her words matched her true feelings and if she ever loved him at all. 

“So now I take my whiskey sour // Sitting barside after hours // Thinking how can I get over // If the love was never ours // Hell, I know you got my message // All my X’s and my O’s // And it kills me by the hour // Now I take my whiskey sours alone”

Penned by Josh Hoge, who has written many other songs for Brown including “Used To Love You Sober, “Cool Again,” and “One Thing Right,” alongside Adam Craig and Jaxson Free, the writing is clever and often poetic. While the chorus takes place in present day, the first verse paints detailed a picture of the high point of their relationship, and the second takes the listeners back to the night they first met. The rhyme scheme is super catchy, and the light acoustic guitar melody mixed with a heavy dose of fiddle makes this a neo-traditional masterpiece; a sound Brown has slowly been fading from. Right when you think he’s abandoned his southern roots, collaborating with pop-stars such as Khalid and Swae Lee, blackbear, and  H.E.R., he comes right back with this beautiful, heart-wrenching country ballad. 

With his seven-track mixtape and all these new singles, fans can expect the announcement of a new album in the near future. For now, you can catch Brown on his Blessed and Free Tour with supporting acts Chase Rice and Restless Road, which happens to stop in New York City at Madison Square Garden tomorrow night at 7 pm. For tickets, head to his website.

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Kane Brown’s new song “Whiskey Sour” is out now on all streaming platforms.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Kane Brown releases.

To keep up with Kane Brown, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Whiskey Sour” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Country Swag Presents: THE Kane Brown PREGAME

Country Swag Presents: The Pregame
hosted by KELLY FORD

Join us on Saturday, January 15th at 4:00PM downstairs at The Wilson NYC for the ultimate pregame party before heading to see Kane Brown with Chase Rice and Restless Road, just a 5-minute walk away at MSG.

Music by DJ Big Country. Photobooth. Drinking Games. Merch. & More!

Tickets: $20
includes admission + lite apps 4:00PM-6:30PM
full cash bar available

*all ages welcome

*The show begins promptly at 7PM, so we’ll want to get to The Garden to catch the opening acts!
We’re starting the party at 4, we know that might be early for some people so feel free to come at any time after, just keep in mind we will plan to leave by ~6:15/6:30. Everyone *MUST* have tickets to access our pregame party at any time. *The bar will remain open for those who would like to stay for a few more cold ones!
Still need tickets to the concert? Click here to purchase.

For all other questions, media requests or inquiries,
please email: [email protected]

 

SURPRISE! Kane Brown and Wife, Katelyn, Welcome Second Child

Kane Brown and wife, Katelyn, surprised fans on New Year’s Eve revealing the birth of their second child, Kodi Jane.

Born Thursday, December 30th, weighing in at 7 lbs., 9 oz. and measuring 20.5 inches long, Kodi Jane joins big sister, 2-year-old Kingsley Rose.

The father of two shared the happy news on Instagram with a family photo followed by an up close picture of his baby girl. Brown wrote, “New year, New family member ❤️ welcome to the family Kodi Jane 🥰 secrets finally out.”

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Kane Brown releases.

To keep up with Kane Brown, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

Listen to music from Kane Brown below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

Kane Brown Collaborates with H.E.R. on New Song “Blessed & Free”

Kane Brown collaborates with superstar H.E.R. on new song “Blessed & Free,” out today, October 1st. Learn more about the brand new track below.

There is no question that Kane Brown is a bonafide superstar. The country music artist has proved that there really are no rules, when it comes to his music. He continues to push boundaries and collaborate with artists across different genres, growing his already incredible fanbase. Today, the singer released his brand new song with songstress, H.E.R. called “Blessed & Free.”

The new song comes on the heels of Brown’s popular collaborative songs with Chris Young and blackbear. The latter, “Memory” has garnered quite the praise. While “Famous Friends” with Young went on to become a number one song on country radio charts. “Blesssed & Free” is sure to follow suit in popularity. The R&B-inspired song is soulful, authentic, and mesmerizing. Brown and H.E.R’s voices blend effortlessly in this unexpected, but stellar collaboration.

“So I don’t count on nothing // Don’t ever stop running // I ain’t hurting nobody, so just let me be // I got good intentions, I don’t need your blessings //Yeah, I’m already blessed, yeah I’m already blessed and free // Yeah, I’m already blessed, yeah I’m alrеady blessed and free”

The song, quite literally, may be one of Brown’s best collaborations yet. Congrats to the superstar and H.E.R. on the incredible new jam!

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Kane Brown and H.E.R. collaborate on new song “Blessed And Free” out now.

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news and announcements about future Kane Brown releases.

To keep up with Kane Brown, follow him on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

“Blessed & Free” is available everywhere you buy or stream music. Take a listen below and check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.

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Get to Know the Opening Acts of Summer 2021’s Hottest Country Music Tours

All of the greats we know and love today were once the opening acts, too. Get to know today’s openers from summer 2021’s hottest country music tours.

Not only did your favorite superstars reunite with the stage this past summer, but your future favorite entertainers had the opportunity to share it with them this country concert season as well. Country music is famous for having incredible ‘superstars-to-be’ open for their major tours, and here at Country Swag, we have your guide to all the of the show openers. Learn more about this year’s opening acts below.

Tenille Arts just earned her first #1 on country radio with the smash “Somebody Like That”, following the release of her second studio album, Love, Heartbreak & Everything In Between. All her hard work is paying off this year, as she gears up for new releases and as summer set in, Arts found herself as the opening act on on Lady A’s ‘What A Song Can Do Tour’. Tenille Arts is without a doubt one of the best vocalists and songwriters of this new class of country artists and if you caught the show, you will probably agree.

Matt Stell, one of our artists to watch and Live Swag Session alums is taking over country music one single at a time. His debut single, “Prayed For You” is one of the most popular love songs in country music, and his new single, “That Ain’t Me No More” has been sent to country radio. This summer, he joined Old Dominion and Miranda Lambert on their respective run of shows.

Lainey Wilson and HARDY were both opening acts for Jason Aldean’s ‘Back In The Saddle Tour’ and if you caught the show, you know they rightfully earned their time in the spotlight. This isn’t the first time the two have toured together either; they opened for Morgan Wallen on his first headline tour over two years ago. HARDY and Wilson both released critically acclaimed albums in the past year (A ROCK and Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’, respectively) and as those albums indicated, their fiery songs got fans up and out of their seats each and every night just as fast as they sat down in them!

The full list of country tours and their opening acts are listed below. One of the best feelings is when you go to a show not knowing the opener and leaving a forever fan. If that rings true for the show’s you attended this year, be sure to remember their names, follow them on socials, stream the music and get ready to see those artists when they head back your way. For New York City country fans, head to our calendar to find out when the next shows in the area are.

SUMMER 2021 TOURS:

Blake Shelton
Lindsay Ell
Martina McBride
Trace Adkins
Tracy Byrd

Brad Paisley
Jimmie Allen
Kameron Marlowe

Brett Eldredge
Morgan Evans

Brothers Osborne
Tenille Townes
Travis Denning

Dan + Shay
Band Camino
Ingrid Andress

Dierks Bentley
Parker McCollum
Riley Green

Ingrid Andress
Georgia Webster

Jason Aldean
HARDY
Lainey Wilson

Kane Brown
Restless Road

Lady A
Carly Pearce
Tenille Arts

Little Big Town
Caitlyn Smith
Hailey Whitters

Luke Bryan
Caylee Hammack
Dylan Scott

Old Dominion
Blanco Brown
Caitlyn Smith
Matt Stell
Randy Houser
Scotty McCreery
Walker County

Fans can join our Weekly Round-Up e-newsletter here, for the latest in country music and more news about upcoming announcements and releases.

Make sure to follow Country Swag on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to keep up with all the latest in country music!

Check out more new recently released tunes on our ‘New Country Music’ playlist. Be sure to give the playlist a follow for your weekly new country music fix.