Kane Brown Essentials
Georgia-born singer/songwriter Kane Brown first took flight online on the strength of his rustic remakes of country hits. But it was the handful of original EPs and singles that followed which laid the groundwork for his self-titled 2016 debut LP. On tender ballads like “Used to Love You Sober” and “Learning,” Kane relays clever lines—gleaned from 20/20 hindsight—with a rich, easygoing baritone. He handles big-chorus rave-ups just as well, with tunes like “Last Minute Late Night” and “Hometown” letting his pop smarts and sly bad-boy image shine through.