I wanted to call it 'Experiment' because it's all kinds of different sounds. We have a bunch of instruments on there that are basically going extinct, like the fiddle, the steel guitar, the slide.
— Kane Brown
I just want people to know that I'm a good person, and I'm not a thug like everybody thinks I am.
I am not interested in changing who I am to fit someone else's idea of what a category should be or look like.
Be a good person. The best person you can be. That's what matters.
I started going on YouTube and studying everybody who was super popular, from Taylor Swift to Beyonce to Michael Jackson to Chris Brown, just everybody... That's what helped me find my voice and helped me find how I write songs, just doing covers.
I don't do anything bad.
I used to isolate myself and be in my room by myself all the time.
I just want to help people, especially with the platform I'm on. I try and help people as much as possible.
It feels awesome to be a Guinness World Records title holder and to be the first artist to achieve this with Billboard. I remember being in elementary and middle school and looking at the books for all of the records, and I can't believe my name gets to be in there now.
A lot of people say I inspire them or I've helped them - kids who have been bullied in school or parents coming up to me because their kids have been bullied or anything that they've went through. It really touches me.
I feel like everybody has a dream, so why not try and help everybody to accomplish that dream.
My nana was a detective; my nana was a great cop. You also have bad cops that were bullied in school or whatever and think that they have power, and that makes other cops look bad.
As a country, we can do better. Our home should be a source of stability, not insecurity. This issue is personal for me... even with a steady paycheck, I couldn't pay rent.
I realized everything my mom had done for me: Anything we didn't have, she made sure we had.
When I first got into country, I was trying to do the traditional country thing, and I still have a heart for traditional country. But the songs I was writing just weren't falling into that category.
You can't hold a grudge against anybody; you gotta let it go.
Hopefully I can help kids, and they can end up being stronger in the long run, too.
I feel like I am the outsider on the inside, if that makes sense. But I have coped with it.
I just feel like I have a chance to be a role model now.
I always like to appreciate any achievement but then try and figure out how to top that the next time.
I was kind of nervous to put 'Learning' out: it's a lot different. That's who I am. I'm going to push the boundaries.
Some people have tried to change me and tell me what to do, but I haven't done it, and it's worked for me.
I could help a lot of people's kids that are going through racism or getting bullied. That's what I wanna do.
I get hurt when people talk bad about me because I'm not that person that will hurt anybody.
I've learned that I don't take 'no' as an answer. I'm very competitive; I'm very prideful.
It can beat an artist down when people say bad things about you.
I feel like if you're in a bad situation, and then you see somebody that's even in a worse situation, you feel for that person.
I love to sing and never thought I'd be able to do it, and it happened for me.
Some people say I'm not country, but they don't really know how I grew up.
I was working at Lowes and Target, then FedEx, and still did not have enough money to pay rent on my own.
My mom was so good at hiding the bad in life that I thought all of life was good.
I just want my hometown talking about where I'm going - like, 'He's killin' it right now,' and, 'I'm so glad he's doin' well,' and I want them to know I'll always come back, every chance I get. I'm not one of those people who'll just leave.
I kept my circle small. I had my friends that I knew wouldn't do anything to hurt me, and I would also stand up for them, and those are still my friends today.
I try to stay away from all negativity.
I feel like I have my loved ones, but I have a lot of haters, too.
Color does matter, even though people don't see it. I've lived it my whole life. It's just what I know.
My nana is a real life mentor, and so is Brad Paisley and a few other idols in country music.
Chris Young was a big influence of mine, and he's one of my good friends now.
My fans are so loyal to me, and it's an amazing feeling to have everyone support me.
My tattoos... I'd be in the Army right now if I hadn't got 'em.
I'm not a mean person, so it kind of hurts when people are mean to me, but that's life.
I just like to see people smile.
Growing up, I never had a steady home.
I learned that my upbringing was rough, but there's other people out there where their upbringing is even worse than mine. It just gives you even more of a reason to want to help.
Music has been a huge part of my life, and I feel like it's a part of everyone's.
That's what country music is: real.
We lived in eight or nine different houses and six or seven different apartments growing up.
I grew up without a father figure.
Life's too short to hold grudges.
Once I got to high school and hit my growth spurt, nobody really messed with me anymore.