For 22-year-old rising country star Kane Brown, the sky is the limit. Not only did he embark on a headlining tour in the States this year, but his track "Used to Love You Sober" recently went gold. This deep-voiced Georgia boy has been hard at work — he cranked out his new EP, Chapter 1, earlier this year — and has a tentative date for his forthcoming full length album.

Taste of Country caught up with Brown, who spoke all about his success so far, his hopes for the future and much more.

Taste of Country: Congrats on getting the plaque for your gold record "Used to Love You Sober" at your New York show, how was that for you?

Kane Brown: It was an amazing feeling, I never thought that ... a year and a half ago I was doing covers, I never thought I would've had a gold single.

The latest EP is titled Chapter 1. How was the overall creative and recording process for you?

It was very fast, it was like the first five songs I wrote, those were the ones that went on the EP.  It was a super quick turnaround, but it went well for me, I love the outcome. My fans are so loyal to me and it’s an amazing feeling to have everyone support me.

As a writer, was it stressful because it was such a fast process?

No, luckily I got put in a room with a bunch of great writers in Nashville. All the songs came out in about an hour-and-a-half to two hours. It was fun and I think the album is going to take the next step up.

What are your plans for a full length album?

The full length album, I feel like it could really get my career going — it’s the next step up. It’s pretty much about my life, how I grew up, loved ones that I’ve lost. I have go in the studio and record about five of the songs.

If you could work or collaborate with any country artists out there today, who would you choose and why?

Shoot, I could pick a lot of them. I would say either Chris Young, just because he’s my favorite, Sam Hunt, Kelsea Ballerini or Thomas Rhett.

What does the rest of 2016 have in store for you?

We got the Monster Tour, which starts in November, 30 dates and then the album ... a couple more shows with Florida Georgia Line.

What is one non-electronic item out must have on tour with you, and why?

I’m going to have to say my hat, I have to have my hat! [Laughs] I don’t know, I never used to wear a hat and now I just got into this habit and I can’t leave to go anywhere without a hat on now.


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