Kane Brown Makes History as First Black Solo Artist to Win ACM Video of the Year: 'We Got Us One!'
Kane Brown's video of the year award win for "Worldwide Beautiful" was announced just days before the ACM Awards in Nashville on Sunday
On Wednesday, the country artist, 27, became the first Black solo artist to win the video of the year award for "Worldwide Beautiful," Brown's emotional video that has a powerful message about justice and equality.
The exciting news was revealed to Brown during CBS This Morning, just days before the 56th iteration of the famed country music award show.
"I wrote this song with three of my buddies out of Nashville. We were just like, 'You know, it would be a great day when everybody could just see the beautiful in the world… we're all a little different, but we're all just different types of beautiful," Brown said of the unifying track.
"So we just wrote a song about it. When everything started coming out in the media, we felt like it was time to release it," he explained, referring to the racially-driven social unrest currently plaguing the nation. "Our fans were asking for it. I couldn't ask for it to come out any better than it did."
After learning of his win, Brown thanked his team and fans on Instagram for getting him to this moment.
"I was just Grateful to be nominated let alone win my FIRST ACM AWARD!" the singer wrote. "Thanks @acmawards for nominating the video, the awesome writers who helped me with the song and of course the fans who listened 🔥 we got us one!!"
Brown is also nominated for album of the year for his album, Mixtape Vol. 1.
Also exciting for country music listeners, Chris Young and Brown are set to perform "Famous Friends" at the ACM Awards in Nashville on Sunday.
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Featuring an "unprecedented number of world television premiere performances," according to a press release, the ACMs will first open with a performance from Elle King and Miranda Lambert, who will sing "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)."
The 2021 ACM Awards will air live on April 18 from 8-11 p.m. ET on CBS and Paramount+.