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On Friday, December 15, breakthrough artist Kane Brown sold out his first-ever headline arena concert at Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi across the Tennessee state-line near Memphis. Before 7,000-plus enthusiastic fans, the 24-year-old entertainer was surprised by his management, label, producer and music publishing team members who walked on stage to present him with two plaques.
Brown was acknowledged for the recent Gold RIAA certification of his self-titled debut album (and Deluxe Edition) which has accumulated over 500,000 physical sales and downloads including on-demand streams and track equivalents. Additionally, he received a plaque commemorating the history-making feat of being the first artist ever to score #1 on all 5 Billboard country charts simultaneously. The singer/songwriter achieved #1 on Top Country Albums with the Deluxe Edition of his self-titled debut, #1 on Country Airplay, Hot Country Songs and Country Streaming Songs with his last single, the Platinum-certified “What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina, and #1 on the Country Digital Songs chart with “Heaven,” his current single. Brown’s self-titled Deluxe Edition album is available HERE.
In addition to wrapping his sold-out headlining tour, Brown will make several television appearances through the holiday season and can be seen next on A Home for the Holidays airing on CBS Television Network at 7-8 pm CT/8-9 pm ET/PT. The 19th annual holiday primetime special features uplifting stories of adoption from foster care and performances from Brown, Josh Groban, Kelly Clarkson and Kacey Musgraves. Additionally, Brown will perform on “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2018” along with Kelly Clarkson, BTS, Fitz and The Tantrums, Khalid, Shawn Mendes and Charlie Puth. Hosted by Ciara, America’s largest celebration of the year will take place on Sunday, December 31, beginning at 8 p.m. EST on the ABC Television Network.
Other highlights of Kane Brown’s past week include his “Duet of the Year” win for “What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina at the 2nd Annual Rare Country Awards , an honor he gladly shared with good friend and former middle school choirmate Alaina. The RCA Nashville/Zone 4 recording artist, who formed “Heaven,” during the livestream and radio simulcast concert event at ACME in Nashville on December 14, was also nominated for “Male Artist of the Year.” Last year, Brown won “New Artist” at the Rare Country Awards, the leading, all-digital country music awards experience, honoring the year’s best in country music, as determined by fans.
Sunday, December 17, Kane Brown headlined Ford Community Day at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville. Made possible by Ford Motor Company Fund, activities included songwriter sessions, musician spotlights.