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The Worldwide Beautiful Tour
with special guests
Russell Dickerson and Chris Lane

On Sale Friday, November 15 at 10 am

“Homesick” was co-written by Kane Brown with Brock Berryhill, Matt McGinn, and Taylor Phillips[2] about Brown’s own “experience traveling on the road and being away from his loved ones,” but the singer dedicated the song to military families: “I thought, ‘There’s not many songs going out these days about the military like there used to be. I felt like this would really hit home for them. Just kind of like memories of, you know, anybody dancing in a kitchen, singing favorite songs with each other.”[3] Brown got his inspiration for the song while at a tattoo parlor when the artist suggested he put the word ‘homesick’ on his knuckles, and he started writing the song on his bus before a performance at Coyote Joe’s in Charlotte, North Carolina.[2]

Brown was raised in rural northwest Georgia and in the Chattanooga, Tennessee, area.[3][7][8] He is multiracial, with a European-American mother, Tabatha Brown,[9] and an African-American father who is also part Cherokee.[2][10][11] In 2018, he told People he did not know he was biracial until he was 7 or 8 years old: “I thought I was full white… I found out that I was biracial, and I still wasn’t thinking anything of it, but then I started getting called the N-word … I learned what it meant, and that’s when it started affecting me. I got in fights over it when I was little.”[12] His father has been incarcerated since 1996, and he was raised by his single mother.[13]

Sometimes homeless, his family moved around northwest Georgia when he was younger from Rossville to Fort Oglethorpe to LaFayette before finally settling in Red Bank, Tennessee.[14][15] As a result, he attended many schools, among them Lakeview-Fort Oglethorpe High School in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, where he sang in the choir with Lauren Alaina, the runner-up on Season 10 of American Idol.[16] He also attended Red Bank, Ridgeland, and Soddy Daisy High Schools.[16] After graduation, he lived with his grandmother, who had also helped raise him.[17]

Brown grew up listening to country music but became interested in R&B music in middle school. However, after winning a school talent show in 11th grade with a rendition of Chris Young‘s “Gettin’ You Home“, he began to perform country music.[18] He auditioned for both American Idol and The X Factor after the success of his school friend Lauren Alaina on American Idol.[19] He was chosen for The X Factor after an audition in 2013 but left the show when its producers wanted to include him in a boy band.[16] After that, he decided to post his cover versions of popular songs online.[19][20]