Go Behind-the-Scenes with Kane Brown on His Headlining Live Forever Tour: All the Details!
"The Live Forever Tour was my first-ever headlining arena tour, and it was such a great feeling to be able to take other artists out on the road with me. Granger Smith (pictured with me here) Danielle Bradbery, RaeLynn, Jimmie Allen and the rest of the teams all became family, and all brought something different to the tour."
"Our entire crew played pickle ball — pretty much every day — on tour."
"We are pretty competitive!"
"Soundcheck ... the calm before the storm."
"Thinking through the set list for that night. 'Heaven' is always one of the best moments where you can hear every single fan singing back at you."
Editor's note: And now it's nominated for an ACM Award!
"That time is so important to me and I am grateful for the experience. We were able to partner with the local chapter in every tour market and meet kids and teens in The Boys and Girls Club all across the country."
"Vocal warm-ups. My voice is so deep that it takes a while to get it going. And I started doing cover songs from the bathroom since the acoustics are better, so that's usually where the warm-up happens."
"Every night before we head out on stage, we have a tradition where we do a chant, a toast, and cheers. Most of the band has been with me since we first starting touring, with a few great new additions (plus my wife Katelyn), but we are all one team."
"About to run on stage! The Country Music Hall of Fame actually has that jacket on display now as part of the American Currents exhibit. It felt amazing but hard to believe it's real when you are featured alongside people like Reba McEntire."
"That jacket is my good luck jacket. It's actually the same one that I wore to the American Music Awards. It was awesome to be at an all-genre show representing country, and it was the first time I've won an award at an all-genre show, which was an amazing feeling."
(Editor's note: Brown actually won three awards that night: favorite Country song for "Heaven," favorite country album for his self-titled debut album, and favorite male country artist.)
"I love this picture because we get to go into the crowd every night, and I love the energy and excitement of the fans and making sure I get to say to as many of them as possible, even in the back. That's my tour manager too, and I think this may be his least favorite part of the tour haha but we really love it."
"This photo is from our end of tour party. In case you can't tell by this picture, I lost that round (but won the next one)!"
"Our family was a big rodeo family. When I was a kid I used to pretend to be at the Rodeo on my rocking chair and my grandpa would count to eight seconds, and then I would pretend to fall off. The Houston Rodeo was the largest crowd I have gotten to headline for and I couldn't stop smiling the entire time."
"Me with my videographer, Alex, on stage at the Houston Rodeo."
"Playing the Houston Rodeo was one of the most amazing moments of my life. It's hard to describe what playing for 75,126 fans sounds like. We found out after that it was the biggest debut ever for a country artist and the 15th largest audience overall in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo history."