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Kane Brown is ready to knock one out of the park at Fenway

Kane Brown made history last year when he became the first Black artist to sell out a headlining show at Boston’s Fenway Park. He will finish his new tour by stepping back up to the plate.

The singer and songwriter known for such hits as “I Can Feel It,” “Bury Me in Georgia” and “Thank God” will wind up his In the Air Tour with five shows in major stadiums, including a return to Fenway Park.

He’s the first performer to have No. 1 hits at the same time on all five country music charts, including Top Country Albums, Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, Country Digital Song Sales and Country Streaming Songs.

His solo hits aren’t his only songs with multi-genre appeal. Many fans have discovered the country singer through his many collaborations, including “What Ifs” with Lauren Alaina, “One Thing Right” with Marshmello and “Cool Again” with Nelly.

“Thank God” teams him up with his wife, singer Katelyn Brown. In other projects, Brown has joined forces with Khalid, Chris Young, Digital Farm Animals, Becky G and Camila Cabello.

Thursday’s show at John Paul Jones Arena is the first show of Brown’s new In the Air Tour, and Brown took time before hitting the road to answer some questions for The Daily Progress.

In your opinion, what makes a good song, and what specifically makes a good country song? What qualities do you look for?

I think finding honesty of experience in the lyrics and finding songs you can relate to or can imagine someone you know relating to. There’s a million life stories but so many common factors of how people can feel at times, and music definitely is one of the things that highlights that in a real way.

How can music reach people’s hearts and minds today, in the midst of everything people are going through?

It gives people a chance to connect on a different level. You may agree on nothing else but both love a song or a band. Music can be so personal to people, but for it as personal as it is, [it] can bridge the gap between people. And make you feel like you’re not alone.

What advice would you give young people who dream of country stardom, or music stardom in general?

Just to keep believing in yourself and to know everything you’re going through is help [for] shaping you for the person you’re meant to be — it’s making you stronger or more humble or kind or giving you something you’re going to need to know for something later in your life. Don’t give up.

What makes the In The Air Tour special for you? What kinds of reactions are you getting from the fans?

It’s the biggest tour we’ve ever done with the stadiums we are doing, and we get to go back and visit a lot of the markets I love playing or have had really amazing memories or milestones playing before — and some new ones. It’s always amazing to get to see the fans in new places, too.

Do you have any albums, collaborations or other projects in the works for when the tour is finished?

We are working hard on a new album right now and have a lot finished for it. I keep thinking and have even said it’s done, but then I write more or find a new song I can’t not cut. So it’s been fun to see how the project has evolved since starting it, but it’s definitely getting pretty close to being done, and we will have at least a few songs that are new music out very soon — before the tour, including “Fiddle in the Band.”

Is there a dream collaboration that you’ve always wanted? Anybody in music history?

I’ve loved collaborating with everyone I’ve gotten to so far, and I always feel every artist has something different and unique to offer. For dream collaboration? So many on that list still.

What does a perfect day look like on tour, and at home?

We are likely to be at our home if not on tour, but a perfect day is getting to see Kate and the kids and be with them, then write and record some music, play basketball or golf, get to headline a show — then, post-show, play video games.

To get ready for the show, check out Brown’s albums, “Kane Brown,” “Experiment” and “Different Man.”


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