2018 Associated Press Breakthrough Entertainer Kane Brown Releases “Good As You,” Second Single From Critically Acclaimed #1 Billboard 200 Debuting Experiment Album
Brown Becomes First Country Artist Filmed For Vevo X, “Good As You” Performance Video Available Now
Three-Time AMA Winner Set To Appear On West Coast Celebration Of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2019”
Nashville, Tennessee, December 17, 2018 – Recently named as the only country artist among Associated Press’ Breakthrough Entertainers of the Year, Kane Brown prepares to bring a thrilling 2018 to a close by releasing a new single and music video and performing on the definitive New Year’s Eve event stage.
Today, Brown releases “Good As You,” his second single from his #1 Billboard 200 debuting sophomore album, Experiment. Officially impacting country radio on Monday, January 7, the song was produced by Dann Huff and co-penned by Brown, Brock Berryhill, Shy Carter, Taylor Phillips and Will Weatherly. Including “Good As You” and the lead single and #1 airplay and Billboard Hot Country Song hit “Lose It,” Experiment is available to stream and download HERE.
Simultaneously, a performance video of “Good As You” has launched as part of Vevo X and can be streamed HERE. Exclusively available on Vevo, this is the first time a country artist has filmed a Vevo X series. Vevo X connects artists to their audiences at scale through original content. In close collaboration with the artist, Vevo creates visuals to give fans a unique take on the original songs through beautifully shot performances. Brown joins Alessia Cara, Demi Lovato, Lorde and Khalid among others as Vevo X alumni.
Look for the Multi-Platinum-awarded entertainer to perform twice on the West Coast Celebration of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2019” on ABC on Monday, December 31, beginning at 8 pm Eastern. Brown appeared on last year’s #1 ranked music special “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2018.” The forthcoming broadcast will mark the 47th anniversary of America’s biggest celebration of the year and will include five and one-half hours of special performances and reports on New Year’s celebrations from around the globe.
The 25-year-old Georgia-native continues to add to his year-end accolades, with Billboard ranking Kane Brown 2018’s #2 Top Country Artist and Billboard and Mediabase/Country Aircheck designating the Triple-Platinum smash “Heaven” this year’s #1 Top Country Airplay song and #1 Most Heard Country song respectively. Brown’s 12-week #1 Platinum self-titled debut album was named Billboard
’s #2 Top Country Album of this year. “Heaven” received additional acclaim by earning a 2018 American Music Award for Favorite Country Song and becoming SESAC’s “Song of The Year.” Written by Shy Carter, Matt McGinn and Lindsay Rimes, “Heaven” was also named “2018’s Biggest Pure Country Hit” by Variety as they featured it as the only solo country song in their annual Variety Hitmaker’s Issue.
Brown’s sophomore album Experiment was released November 9 and debuted #1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 and Billboard Top Country Albums charts with 124,000 units. With this feat, he became the first male country in more than 24 years to top the Billboard 200 chart with a sophomore release. Experiment media raves include the following.
New York Times
#10 Best Album of 2018
"Sturdy songs about love. Sturdy songs about lust. Sturdy songs about faithfulness. Sturdy songs about growing up country. And one sturdy song about how political hypocrisy and its repercussions can drown out all of those things."
“One of the most highly anticipated country albums of the year, Kane Brown’s second offering dug deeper into the radio-friendly mix of trad country, swaggering pop and limber R&B that has made Brown one of the genre’s most successful new stars…(Brown) shows that he’s capable of handling tricky territory with care, craft and depth.”
“With his new album, Experiment, Brown is about to become inescapable, arguably changing the future of Country forever.”
About Kane Brown:
Kane Brown welcomed his sophomore album Experiment by debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and Top Country Albums charts. He was one of only three artists to top the all-genre chart in 2018. Brown’s #1 airplay smash, the Gold-certified lead single “Lose It,” also topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, dethroning Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant To Be” historical 50-week #1 run. In addition to the singer/songwriter’s gigantic hits, multi-Platinum RIAA certifications, more than two billion career streams, multiple award wins, and sold-out headlining concerts, he’s been singled out by the New York Times as “one of Nashville’s most promising young stars and also one of its most flexible”;
Forbes, which dubbed him “country music’s new titan”; and Time, as “one of the 31 people changing the South.” After topping the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with his debut album Kane Brown in 2016, Brown topped the chart again with Kane Brown Deluxe Edition, which also debuted Top 5 on the Billboard 200. That same week in October 2017, the 25-year-old made history by becoming the first artist to top all five Billboard country charts with his #1 Top Country Album; a #1 debuting Country Digital Song, the Triple-Platinum “Heaven”; and #1 Country Airplay, Hot Country Song, and Country Streaming Song with the Quadruple-Platinum “What Ifs.” In addition to making Billboard
history, the outstanding accomplishment also garnered a Guinness World Record. And the records and honors keep adding up: Brown’s debut album achieved 10 weeks at #1 in 2018 and a total of 12 weeks on chart summit since its 2016 release; his 18-week streaming #1 “Heaven” became one of only two singles in the past decade to remain in the Top 5 for 14 weeks or more on the Billboard
Country Airplay chart; and “What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina became the third most-streamed county song of all time. Brown continued his hot streak by winning three 2018 American Music Awards: Favorite Male Artist – Country, Favorite Album – Country for his self-titled debut release, and Favorite Song – Country for “Heaven.” He made AMA history as the country artist with the most wins in one year as a first-time nominee. Since making his national debut on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2016, Brown has appeared on the American Music Awards, ACM Awards, CMT Awards, Latin Grammys, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Nightline, The Voice and was recently featured by
The New York Times, USA Today, Associated Press, Billboard, Rolling Stone, Time Magazine, The Tennessean, Variety, People Magazine, Essence, Stereogum, Vogue, and more. Brown is set to hit the road on his LIVE FOREVER Tour, starting January 2019. For more information, including a list of tour dates, visit kanebrownmusic.com.