Kane Brown left a long-lasting mark on a member of the armed forces during a recent concert.
The country superstar shared a special moment with a member of the U.S. Marine Corps on Thursday (Sept. 2) at a concert as part of his Worldwide Beautiful tour in North Charleston, South Carolina at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center.
Following Brown’s South Carolina concert, a Marine named Scott Aubrey shared photos of the touching moment on his Facebook page alongside a caption that told the story of the interaction he and Brown took part in.
Aubrey explained that he brought a Marine Corps flag to Brown’s concert to commemorate the lives lost in Afghanistan following an attack on Thursday, August 26, at an airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, which killed 13 and wounded at least 18 others. The tragic day that now marks one of the deadliest days for American Troops in 10 years.
“Went to see the Kane Brown concert tonight with my wife, another Marine Ed and his wife Karlita,” Aubrey said on a Facebook post. “Ed brought the Marine Corps flag to commemorate the lives of the 11 Marines, 1 Sailor and one Soldier that have perished.”
While Aubrey says he had no expectations of was to come that evening, he admits after presenting Brown with the flag and seeing the outcome he is now a “big fan.” Upon receiving the flag, the “One Mississippi” singer honored the military by holding the flag up high over his head with a big smile on his face, which prompted a chill-inducing U-S-A chant, a moment that Aubrey said filled his heart with pride.
“We had no expectations, but after presenting the flag to Kane Brown this was the outcome. I am now a big fan,” Aubrey added. “The crowd chanted USA USA [and it] filled my heart full of pride. Thank you Kane Brown.”
See photos below.
The 13 members of the United States’ military, who lost their lives in the violent attack, included 10 Marines, two Army Soldiers and a Navy Corpsman.
Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City
Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosario Pichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Mass.
Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, Calif.
Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, Calif.
Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, of Omaha.
Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Ind.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Mo.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, of Jackson, Wyo.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, Calif.
Navy Hospitalman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio.
Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tenn.
Additionally, Brown previously paid tribute to U.S. military members with a remix of his chart-topping single “Homesick.” The remix features vocals by veterans Generald Wilson, Retired Petty Officer First Class, U.S. Navy; J.W. Cortes, Retired Gunnery Sergeant, U.S. Marines; and Sal Gonzalez, Retired Lance Corporal, U.S. Marines, as part of a charity campaign in partnership with Crown Royal.
Co-written by Brown alongside Brock Berryhill, Matt McGinn and Taylor Phillips, “Homesick” was written about the country hitmaker’s touring experiences and missing his family back home, which he decided could equally apply to our men and women in uniform serving our country.
“It gives it a whole new feel,” Brown previously said. “Not only do the veterans sound amazing, but they also feel like they’re deployed. They’ve got that soul in their voice, and you really feel like you’re right there with them in being homesick.”
The official music video for “Homesick” is dedicated to the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and features clips of Brown meeting members of the military intertwined with fan-submitted clips of active-duty service members reuniting with their families.
You can watch the heartwarming music video for “Homesick” below.