Kane Brown became the first-ever black solo artist to win the ACM for Video Of The Year.
The announcement was made on CBS This Morning on Wednesday, April 14, the country superstar was surprised with the exciting news during an interview with the outlet. Brown’s unifying music video for “Worldwide Beautiful” won the ACM for Video Of The Year, marking his first-ever ACM Award win.
“I wrote this song with three of my buddies out of Nashville,” shared Brown. “We were just like ‘you know, it would be a great day when everybody could just see the beautiful in the world… we’re all a little different, but we’re all just different types of beautiful. So we just wrote a song about it. When everything started coming out in the media, we felt like it was time to release it. Our fans were asking for it. I couldn’t ask for it to come out any better than it did.”
Alex Alvga directed the Tennessee-filmed music video. This award goes to Alvga, Brown and producer Christen Pinkston.
Maren Morris’ “Better Than We Found It,” Miranda Lambert’s “Bluebird,” Dierks Bentley’s “Gone” and Carrie Underwood and John Legend’s “Hallelujah” were also nominated in the Video of the Year category.
JUST REVEALED: Country music star @KaneBrown just won "Video of the Year" for #WorldwideBeautiful ahead of the @ACMAwards, becoming the first Black solo winner in that category. pic.twitter.com/bPBCx9q6Fn
— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) April 14, 2021
The singer donated $100,000 dollars to Boys & Girls Club Of America from the proceeds of his single “Worldwide Beautiful.” The unifying anthem earned thousands of dollars in proceeds, which allowed Brown to fulfill his pledge of donating all proceeds to the non-profit organization that he has been a longtime supporter of.
The track was co-written by Brown alongside Shy Carter, Ryan Hurd and Jordan Schmidt, and produced by Dann Huff. It appears on his latest EP, Mixtape Vol. 1. He is also nominated for Album Of The Year for his latest project, Mixtape Vol. 1, which makes history as he is the first-ever black country artist to be nominated in the category.
Additionally, Brown is set to perform alongside Chris Young at the 2021 ACM Awards on Sunday, April 18 on CBS. The superstar pair are set to perform their “Famous Friends” duet.
Co-hosted by 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban and New Female Artist Of The Year nominee Mickey Guyton, the star-studded event will air on Sunday, April 18 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on CBS Television Network and will be streamed live and on-demand on Paramount+ and CBS All Access.