I have had a few chances to sit down with country music superstar Kane Brown this year. In one of the recent interviews, he was coming off of his No. 1 hit song "Thank God" with his wife, Katelyn Brown, so we chatted about that.
I asked him what made him decide to follow the massive hit with his new single "Bury Me in Georgia," a song with such a different cadence.
"Well, it's funny, because I wanted it at first, you know, and I think everybody was like, I don't know," Brown explains. "Then when it came to that time that we needed another one, they had switched to 'Bury Me in Georgia,' and then I was like, 'I don't know.'”
It was the right decision to release it — "Bury Me in Georgia" tops the country charts this week. That makes the Georgia country star's tenth No. 1 song.
I also asked Brown how Katelyn feels about the subject matter of the song, because if you dissect the lyrics, you can easily hear that Brown wants to be buried in Georgia, no matter how or where he dies.
"She’s always jammed out to the song. Her mom, on the other hand, had something different to say," Brown tells us. Katelyn’s mom said she loved the song, of course, but that she didn't "want to have to think of us burying you."
They can all enjoy a good laugh now, knowing that they made the correct song choice and that Brown has another No. 1 country song!
Evan Paul is the host of Taste of Country Nights, a syndicated radio show heard on more than 120 country radio stations nationwide, every night from 7PM to midnight. He plays the best new country music and interviews today's top stars, like Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Dan + Shay, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Chris Stapleton, Lady A, Morgan Wallen, + more!
26 Country Songs Inspired By An Artist's Child
Country music is all about the most important parts of life -- love, heartbreak, faith and hard work -- so it's no surprise that parenthood is a source of inspiration for a whole lot of country songs. Full of parental advice and heartfelt messages of unconditional love, these songs are priceless gifts to the children who inspire them. But it's not just the kids that benefit: The country fans who love these songs can relate with their own experiences of parenthood, and even share them with their own beloved children.
2023 CMA Awards Nominations Snubs, Ranked
The nine snubs found on this reaction to Thursday's (Sept. 7) 2023 CMA Awards nominations
announcement range from "Drat!" to "Aww, come on!" to "You've gotta be freaking kidding
Typically we include snubs and
surprises, but there was really only one CMA nomination surprise: Lainey Wilson
for Entertainer of the Year. Her nine nominations surely exceed her wildest dreams for the November 8 ABC broadcast. This is her year!
As for the group listed below? Well some (we see you, Kane Brown
) are used to it, while others got a goose egg with no warning. The last three snubs on this ranked list are particularly egregious. Each one highlights a space where logic should live, but does not.
See Inside Jimmy Buffett's Staggering $6.9 Million Palm Beach Mansion
sure knew how to live the good life. His former 3-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom, 4,039-square-foot mansion in the exclusive Eden Properties neighborhood in Palm Beach is exactly the kind of laid-back home you'd expect the superstar to relax in when he was off the road.
The interior centers around a combined dining and living room with eye-popping vaulted ceilings topped off by skylights, while a massive wall of mahogany-framed sliding glass doors looks out over the pool area outside. The kitchen is decorated in gleaming white, and each of the bedrooms has its own attached bathroom, while the massive master suite also has sliding glass doors that open to both the pool and a bathroom that looks like it belongs in a high-end resort.
The exterior of the house is just as striking, centered around a sparkling pool of deep cobalt blue. The pool area features plenty of lounging, and a loggia just outside the living room offers open-air dining. There are lush gardens, brick paths that walk through elaborate pergolas and a fountain. The property also features a two-car garage with a guest suite overhead, and it offers deeded access to the beach nearby.