In presenting Kane Brown his second consecutive CMT Artists of the Yr honor, multi-platinum rap and nation celebrity Nelly famous that songs coping with “love, hope, equality, and enjoyable” had been very important within the recipe for Kane’s success.
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The hip-hop groundbreaker keen on talking with “Nation Grammar” added that Brown was certainly one of his favourite artists and collaborators, too. Impressively, when Brown took the stage, the empathy required to launch songs that present “love, hope, equality, and enjoyable” like 2020’s “Worldwide Lovely” was highlighted.
At CMT’s 2019 Artists of the Yr occasion, Brown honored his longtime drummer Kenny Dixon whereas receiving his award. Dixon died in a single-car crash in Christiana, Tennessee, days earlier than the occasion and a month earlier than he was set to marry his fiancée, Sarah Hedrick. “I need to dedicate this to my drummer Kenny,” Brown stated. “Individuals didn’t suppose we’d make it. He was with me the entire time. He was so supportive of me. I like you, man. I miss you. The band misses you.” At 2021’s occasion, Brown equally honored his drummer, reiterating his love and compassion for his life and expertise.
Brown additionally carried out a canopy of 2021 CMT Artist of a Lifetime honoree Randy Travis’ 2002 traditional “Three Wood Crosses.” Travis is perpetually an inspiration to Brown’s profession. and his efficiency of the gospel-country monitor wasn’t his first. “Duuude. What’s up, man? Can I get a hug? It’s good to satisfy you. That is loopy,” Brown exclaimed when shocked by Travis throughout a 2016 performance of the track. Furthermore, Brown famously additionally carried out the track throughout the Nation Music Corridor of Fame’s “Massive Night time At The Museum” fundraiser in October 2020.