Since the arrival of his self-titled, No. 1 Top Country Album in 2016, Kane Brown has
ascended from social media notability to become one of country music’s most accomplished
mainstays. The 4X AMA winner is the only artist in history to notch two titles in the genre’s
Top 5 most-streamed songs of all time. “Heaven” and “What Ifs” featuring Lauren Alaina, the
record-setting tracks from Kane Brown, are also certified 5X Platinum, making Kane one of
only five country artist to achieve that certification twice (along with Luke Bryan, Florida
Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, and Taylor Swift).
Following up his 2016 debut LP, which, alongside the two No. 1 singles mentioned above,
made him the first performer ever to lead all five of Billboard’s main country charts
simultaneously, Kane released Kane Brown Deluxe Edition in 2017. The long-player again
debuted on top of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, climbed to No. 5 on the Billboard
200 chart, and is certified 2X Platinum.
With the chart-topping Billboard 200 release Experiment in Nov. 2018, Brown became the
only male country artist in more than 24 years to have his sophomore album debut at the top
of this chart. His Platinum-certified Experiment has yielded three consecutive No. 1
Platinum singles, “Homesick,” “Good As You” and “Lose It.” That same year, Associated
Press named Kane Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and Time Magazine included him as one of
“31 People Changing the South.”
In January 2019, Kane appeared on R&B star Khalid’s “Saturday Nights REMIX.” The crossover
track anticipated his collaboration with famed DJ Marshmello, “One Thing Right,” which he
dropped in June 2019. It reached the Top 15 hit at Top 40 radio, becoming Kane’s first single
to achieve airplay beyond the country format. In October 2019, CMT named Kane an Artist of
the Year alongside Dan + Shay, Luke Combs, Thomas Rhett, and Carrie Underwood.
The ACM, People’s Choice, iHeartRadio, CMT, and Billboard Music Awards-nominated singer
continued his cross-genre collaborating with “Last Time I Say Sorry,” a duet with John
Legend; the two share vocals on the song, which they co-wrote. Of the ballad, The New York
Times commented, “Kane Brown softens the edges of his rich voice…with John Legend.”
In April 2020, Kane dropped “Cool Again,” which closed out that month as the most-added
single at country radio and which Billboard called a “song of the summer.” He followed it
with “Worldwide Beautiful” on June 4, two days after the music industry’s sector-wide
#Blackout Tuesday. The ballad echoed with a message of acceptance and global peace, and it
benefits Boys and Girls Club of America to advocate for justice and equality for the millions
of youth. Kane made the national television debut of “Worldwide Beautiful” at the 2020 BET
Awards alongside Grammy-nominated gospel singer, Jonathan McReynolds.
Most recently, Kane dropped “Be Like That,” a breezy pop crossover with Khalid and
Grammy-nominated vocalist Swae Lee. The three new tracks offer another glimpse into the
global entertainer’s singularly progressive sound and style, which Rolling Stone recently
praised as a balance of “pop-leaning radio country, Randy Travis-inspired Nineties stylings,
and pop-dominant R&B,” as he continues to shape the next generation of country music.
Made up of three different but complementary voices, Restless Road is a powerhouse country band with one of the most auspicious breakout stories of 2020. Praised by People, Taste of Country, Billboard and more, the trio's powerhouse harmonies and soul-baring lyrics put them on numerous 2021 "Ones to Watch" lists, as members Zach Beeken, Colton Pack, and Garrett Nichols continue to rack up millions of on-demand streams. As NBC's Today Show host Hoda Kotb put it: "That harmony…you feel it in your soul."
Since Zach and Colton joined forces after meeting on a singing competition (where they met future collaborator Kane Brown), Restless Road has stood out as a vocal force in a genre increasingly defined more by its production than its voices. When Garrett came onboard in 2015, they knew they had something special.
In February 2020, the trio unveiled their debut self-titled EP, which includes "Take Me Home," featuring Kane Brown. A short year later, they dropped their track, "Took One Look At Her Momma," which American Songwriter praised for its "captivating melody and lyrics that those in a relationship could benefit from hearing." In June 2020 they released their latest track 'Bar Friends'.
Restless Road recently earned themselves the opening slot of Kane Brown's "Blessed & Free Tour," which runs from October 2021 to February 2022. With all signs indicating Restless Road is a contender for best new vocal group, its members continue to write, sing, and perform together as they take the next steps down country music's long and winding road.