Today’s Country 2021
2021 was another big year for Kane Brown, who continues to push the boundaries of what modern country can sound like. While it’s been three years since his last proper LP—2018’s critically acclaimed, AMA-nominated Experiment—Brown has continued to be a major force in the genre through the release of a string of hit singles and collaborations. The Chris Young collaboration “Famous Friends” topped the country airplay charts, earning Brown his sixth No. 1 hit. Less expected collaborations, like “Blessed & Free” with R&B phenom H.E.R. and “Memory” with pop artist and producer blackbear, show both Brown’s artistic versatility and his vision for what country music can grow into. And latest solo single “One Mississippi” continues climbing the charts, hinting that 2022 will likely be an even bigger year for Brown than this one.