While Kane Brown does welcome his tour mates Chase Rice and Restless Road to the stage during “Famous Friends” on his Blessed & Free Tour, the country superstar brought another special guest on stage during his performance at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden on Saturday evening (Jan. 15).
The “One Mississippi” singer brought a 7-year-old boy, who says he is Brown’s No. 1 fan, on to the KB-branded stage to teach him how to do the “Soulja Boy” dance.
“Do what I do…” Brown said as he showed the young fan how to do the dance. “Then you’re going to go like this.”
While singing “Crank That (Soulja Boy),” a popular dance anthem from 2007, during a part of the show where Brown sings a mashup of songs, the 2021 CMT Artist Of The Year honoree danced and encouraged the young fan to dance, saying “I want to see you dance.” Brown request prompted the young fan to share his best dance moves with the capacity crowd at Madison Square Garden.
The young fan’s dance moves earned him a roaring applause.
“Y’all give it up for him,” Brown said as the song came to a close.
Click below to watch a video of Brown and the 7-year-old fan dance, captured by Country Swag.
Brown’s Blessed & Free Tour continues through February 6 with dates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Chicago, Illinois; Portland, Oregon, and more.
The country hitmaker recently released a brand-new song, “Whiskey Sour,” a track co-written by Josh Hoge alongside Jaxson Free and Adam Craig. The father of two made his debut as a co-producer on the track alongside Ilya Toshinskiy.
“Whiskey Sour” tells the story of a man drowning out the pain of a difficult breakup. The couple was “two heartbeats away from wedding rings” and what they thought would be forever. Instead, he’s left alone drinking “whiskey sour / sitting bar side after hours / thinking how can I get over / if the love was never ours.”
In addition to releasing the new tune, Brown also shared a music video for the track, which features Runaway June’s Natalie Stovall on fiddle while Brown sings the somber tune.
While Brown didn’t have a hand in writing the track, he did share that he loves “getting to sing other people’s stories,” and his emotion-filled performance in the clip perfectly conveyed the song’s message.
With a fiddle-infused melody and relatable lyrics, “Whiskey Sour” showcases Brown’s country roots, while displaying an emotional side of Brown that fans have not yet seen.
“Whiskey Sour” follows Brown’s current Top 10 hit, “One Mississippi” and he and Chris Young’s multi-week No. 1, “Famous Friends.”
The track is set to appear on Brown’s yet-to-be announced album, which will follow his ACM-nominated EP, Mixtape Vol. 1. Mixtape Vol. 1 has gone on to earn several hit singles including “Cool Again,” “Worldwide Beautiful” “Worship You” and his Top 40 radio single, “Be Like That” featuring Khalid and Swae Lee.
Previously, Brown shared that the new record will include “12-15 songs,” all brand-new tracks except for “Worship You.”
“I can’t give away too much yet on the new music but I def want to keep pushing myself and making music for my fans,” Brown told Music Mayhem. “I think it will surprise people, but it’s still me.”
Recently, Brown joined Kelleigh Bannen for the year-end episode of Today’s Country Radio on Apple Music Country, where he revealed that he decided to push back the album’s release date because he wanted to play around with different styles and make each song different from one another.
“I will say I pushed it back literally the other day. I think I am going to release songs hopefully once every other month leading up to it,” he shared. “None of them sound the same, which is another thing that I’ve been thinking about.”