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Kane Brown Celebrates A Night Of Many Firsts

On Friday, December 15th, Sony Nashville’s Kane Brown celebrated a night of many firsts at Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi.

Brown headlined his first arena show in Southaven performing to a sold out audience in a large arena.

😊@kanebrown_music surprises one young fan and brings her on stage to sing with him. He also gets a special surprise himself in the middle of his first headlining show at a large arena playing to a sold out crowd by being presented by his team with a gold plaque for his gold-certified debut album & first #1 single. It was a very special night for all!💕 ——————————————————————————— 🙌Read the full write-up all about it at: www.focusonthe615.com or just click the link in bio above to be taken directly to the site. 👀 ——————————————————————————— @sonynashville @landerscenter 😎 ========================================= #kanebrown #southaven #southhavenms #landerscenter #arena #concert #music #countrymusic #instamusic #insta #instagram #instagramer #instagramers #instagood #instadaily #fun #cool #video #videooftheday #instavideo #photooftheday #instaphoto #photo #countrymusiclover

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The enthusiastic crowd even packed the floor, standing room only, just for the opportunity to be near him, have a possible chance to touch his hand, and seemingly knew every word to every song as they lit their phones up singing along with him most of the night.

I have to admit that this was my very first time seeing him perform live and I was not familiar with his music aside from the current hit that is a duet with Lauren Alaina on the radio now.

What little I do know of Kane Brown is he has this big smile that makes you want to smile along with him.  There was also a period prior to signing with Sony that he was homeless and he had a tough upbringing.  Yet, through it all, he smiles and he smiles big.  He also has a true love for country music, which you can really see from all the cover songs of his favorites in country on YouTube that he posted prior to being singed and where he first began to build his huge following that grows daily.  He sings with his heart and did I mention how humble he is?

When I was standing near him for our group photo on Friday night before his show, what I felt from him was a humbleness that you don’t find every day.  I saw a person who is truly grateful for where he is today.  He probably has a hard time even taking it all in.  It probably overwhelmes him at times, I suspect.  It is not a put on.  I could see it and feel it in all his words and actions that whole night.  He loves being where he is now with Sony and is enjoying this ride,  playing to a capacity crowd for his biggest show to date with everyone from his team there cheering him on? It was a very special night for him.  I could tell.  He did not even have to say it, although he did.  It was written all over his face and flowed out during his performance as he gave it his all.  He put his whole heart into the night.  His dreams have become a reality, and you can’t help but smile and cheer him along on his path.

I hope his ride in music continues for many years to come.  If the response from this crowd was any indication, we will be hearing from Kane Brown for many more years to come and these were just the first of many more records he is about to break through in his career.

The music business is not an easy path for anyone who is on any side of it.  Just ask anyone.  There have been many hopeful dreams dashed.  It can be filled with many ups, downs, and disappointments.  You can have all the talent in the world, the best team behind you, and still you don’t quite find your audience.  Brown has found his audience and connected with them on a level that many have not been able to do.  I suspect it’s because behind those big vocals of his and his songs, they connect with him on a deeper emotional level because of his background and his big heart that is on dislpay for all to see.  When you are honest, humble, and put your heart into what you do, people take notice.

His team, including Sony promotions staff, management, booking agent, producer, publishers, publicists, and more came along to celebrate with him and to do a special presentation that they surprised him with in the middle of his set.  They couldn’t have been happier to present him with a gold plaque for his debut album and a #1 plaque for his single at his first arena show that was at full capacity.

His life has not been easy, but I am glad I could be there to witness this special night for him.  He made me a fan on Friday.  Not simply because he is a great performer with a strong voice, but because he has a lot of heart and humility.  If there is one thing I like to see, it’s someone who overcomes difficult, challenging circumstances in their life.  Instead of giving in, giving up, and making excuses, he is succeeding, shining, and living his dream.  He was probably told many times in his life that he could never be a country singer.  Being a successful country singer signed to a major label playing shows in a large arena while performing on award shows reaching #1 on the country radio charts, and gold-certified on your debut album? It’s not possible, right? Well, it CAN be done if you truly set your mind to it and have a team of people behind you that believe in what you are doing as strongly as you do.  It’s not easy and it is rare, but with a lot of hard work, belief, talent, a little luck & good timing, it CAN be done.

Keep shining on and being you, Kane Brown! You have a new fan with me and I’ll be cheering you on all the way.

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Show Review: LANco & Ryan Kinder At 3rd & Lindsley

LANco

Recently got to attend a show at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville with Warner Music’s Ryan Kinder and Sony’s LANco.

With a standing room only crowd, Ryan Kinder opened the show.  Enjoyed his performance and songs very much.  Great stage presence and very comfortable in front of a crowd.  Definitely hope to hear more of his music in the near future.

Be sure to check out his new single, “Close”, available now on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon.

Ryan Kinder

 

From the very instant that headlining act LANco came onstage, they brought such an energy to the room, and the crowd seemed to feel it that singing along with them &  dancing.  Absolutely loved their stage presence and whole performance.   There was such energy and enthusiasm.   Great songs with a few covers thrown in was the perfect blend for the evening.

You can find LANco’s debut EP at iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon now featuring the single, “Greatest Love Story”.

Hope to catch both of these acts very soon again. Cool vibes and great music.  Highly-recommend.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

 

 

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Show Review: Dolly Parton’s “Pure & Simple” Tour Dazzles Huntsville, AL; Details About Upcoming Telethon

Dolly PartonOn Wednesday, November 16th, Dolly Parton brought her “Pure & Simple” tour to Huntsville, Alabama to the delight of the packed audience inside the Von Braun Center Arena.  This was the closest her tour was coming to Nashville, so I made sure I did not miss seeing her this time.  It had been way too long since my last Dolly concert!
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Show Review: An Evening With Kings Of Leon, New Album ‘Walls’ Release On Oct. 14th

Kings of LeonIn a special preview show in advance of the release of their new album entitled ‘Walls’, rock group Kings of Leon performed to a sold out crowd at Ascend Amphitheater on Thursday, Oct. 6th in Nashville.  
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Show Review: Carrie Underwood | Storyteller Tour

Photo credit: www.carrieunderwood.fm

Photo credit: www.carrieunderwood.fm

On Thursday,  September 22nd, Carrie Underwood brought her “Storyteller Tour” to Nashville at the Bridgestone Arena playing to a packed crowd.
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Show Review: Lara Johnston At ACME Feed & Seed

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On Wednesday, October 28th, pop singer Lara Johnston performed a full band showcase at ACME Feed & Seed in Nashville.

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Show & Album Review: Ashley Monroe ‘The Blade’

Ashley Monroe joined by Miranda Lambert on stage.

Ashley Monroe joined by Miranda Lambert on stage.

On Wednesday, July 22nd, I had the pleasure of attending Ashley Monroe’s album preview show at The Basement East, an intimate venue in East Nashville.

As soon as I stepped into the room, I noticed it was filled with a who’s who of the music industry, everyone from booking agents, publishers, media to many artists out to hear Ashley Monroe perform her new material.  Everyone anxiously awaited Monroe to take the stage.
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Tortuga Music Festival

Sun, sand and a drink in my hand. Tortuga Music Festival was a collision of my two favorite worlds — country music and island life. Festival-goers left the cowboy boots at home and went barefoot in the Florida sand to watch a lineup of 25 bands in two days. Continue Reading →

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Skyville Live: A Welcome Addition To The Music Scene In Nashville

Skyville LiveHave you heard of Skyville Live? If you haven’t, do yourself a favor and get acquainted with this wonderful music series.    We have been very lucky to have been able to attend the first 2 shows.

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Show Review: Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tour

imageKenny Chesney’s sold out opening night of The Big Revival Tour in Nashville this past Thursday at Bridgestone Arena was filled with hit after hit and special guest appearances.

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