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Kane Brown's Got This Pay It Forward Thing Down

#NationalGoodSamaritanDay

March 13, 2018

When it comes to giving back, Kane Brown's motto is simple: partner with anyone that works to help others. We thought Kane would be a perfect example of how to pay it forward on "National Good Samaritan Day", because he never let poverty, homelessness, or racism hold him back from following his dreams. 

Kane Brown is very open about his struggles growing up... 

"It was kind of rough," he says of his upbringing, which included jumping from house to house to be able to pay rent. "You don't realize it when you're a kid, you think everything's fine, but it affects your education; it affects your friends and your stability." - Kane Brown 

“I just feel like I have a chance to be a role model now,” Kane Brown said.​

 

Kane Brown traveled to Washington D.C. to speak out about the affordable housing crisis in America, where he not only used his own voice to bring about change, but felt the impact of others' emotional stories.

 

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"I learned that my upbringing was rough, but there's other people out there where their upbringing is even worse than mine," he notes. "It just gives you even more of a reason to want to help. I feel like if you're in a bad situation and then you see somebody that's even in a worse situation, you feel for that person. I would give anything to help them out."

Kane Brown reaches the most people with his music, which has helped fans get through the same things Kane dealt with growing up. 

"A lot of people say I inspire them or I've helped them - kids who have been bullied in school or parents coming up to me because their kids have been bullied or anything that they've went through. It really touches me," he says of the most rewarding moments he's experienced giving back. "It makes me a better person."

And the same fans that helped make him one of the most noteworthy young acts in country music also follow his lead when it comes to demonstrating benevolence, with  fans taking it upon themselves to send stuffed animals to children in need. "I see on Facebook all the time where they get these little bears and they ship them out to kids with cancer, or kids that have a disability, and it really touches them," Brown says, who signs the T-shirts they put on the bears. "It warms my heart."

While affordable housing and homelessness are two issues the singer gravitates to most, he hopes to contribute to as many causes as he can.

"It doesn't matter what it is," he says. "I would love to help."

This giving back thing is working for Kane Brown. He was just nominated for ACM New Male Vocalist! 

 

 

Good luck to you Kane! We're all definitely pulling for you!