During a three-day run through Michigan, Kane Brown stops in Saginaw for a sold out show at the Dow Event Center’s Red Room.
While Jason Aldean’s They Don’t Know Tour takes a break, show opener Kane Brown continues to entertain crowds by visiting smaller venues with his own headlining tour. This evening’s stop on the Hometown Proud Tour is night two of a three-day series throughout the mitten state.
Tucked inside the Dow Event Center between Heritage Theater and Wendler Arena is the Red Room, a mid-sized room with its own stage and lighting set up for conferences, banquets and smaller concerts. This room will be filled with 1,100 screaming fans by the time Kane Brown takes the stage. The show is the largest music event to date with the show selling out in a record time of only five days.
Kane, the 2017 ACM “New Male Vocalist Of The Year” nominee entertains the crowd with songs from his EP Chapter 1 and his self-titled debut full album released by RCA Nashville. Songs from his debut Closer EP which was funded by Kickstarter donations are also included.
To the men and woman in uniform who sacrifice for us everyday, Kane dedicates “Rockstars” to them. Upon the completion of the song, the crowd raises their arms in victory and chant “USA.”
Kane recently attended and performed at the Randy Travis Tribute Benefit in Nashville to raise money for Randy Travis after suffering from a stroke. As Kane’s true idol, he feels honored to be able to sing Randy’s hit song “Three Wooded Crosses.”
“What Ifs” is the third song to be released to national radio. The studio version is sung by Kane and his former high school classmate Lauren Alaina.
Laughing at the big college rivalry between Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans, Kane chooses to sing “Hometown” to all those who live in Michigan and like football.
The small town in Georgia where Kane grew up was voted the fourth most boring town in Georgia. Kane jokingly claims that the only excitement comes from hanging out in the Walmart parking lot. Growing up in that small community inspired him to write “Wide Open.”
The emotional part of the show comes as Kane sings his song “Cold Spot” written about his grandfather “Poppa.” Right after recording the song in Nashville, Kane’s grandfather passes away just as he is returning to Georgia to share the song with him. As Kane sings the song, he stops and steps to the side of the stage to wipe a tear away and recompose himself before continuing on.
Kane ends this part of the show with the second song sent to radio “Thunder In The Rain.” At the conclusion of the song, Kane introduces the band before exiting off the stage.
With the crowd cheering on and chanting his name, Kane returns for an encore singing “Better Place” his favorite song off the album.
To end the evening, Kane thanks the crowd for coming to the show and for making “Used To Love You Sober” his first gold record. With his rich baritone voice, Kane sings his signature song while being joined by all in the crowd. As the song ends and the stage lights fade, the house lights come up across the room as another sold out show has come to an end.
Joining Kane on this part of his tour is Runaway June. Runaway June is a female trio of singer/songwriters that are known for their three point harmonies with Naomi Cooke on lead vocals, Hannah Mulholland on low harmony and Jennifer Wayne on high harmony. These three young ladies are signed to Wheelhouse Records inside of Broken Bow Records. The trio wrote their debut single “Lipstick” that is performed at their shows with rave reviews. Also added to their set list is “Wild West,” a personal song written about Jennifer’s grandfather, actor John Wayne.
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Event Date: 10-MAR-2017
Kane Brown setlist:
- Pull It Off 2. There Goes My Everything 3. Last Minute Last Night 4. Rockstars 5. Learning 6. Ain’t No Stopping Us Now 7. ChattaHoochee (Alan Jackson cover) 8. Three Wooden Crosses (Randy Travis cover) 9. Let Me Down Easy (Billy Currington cover) 10. What Ifs 11. Hometown 12. Wide Open 13. Cold Spot 14. Mash Up (Stacy’s Mom, Boyfriend, Closer) 15. Thunder In The Rain Encore: 16. Closer 17. Better Place 18. Used To Love You Sober
Runaway June setlist:
- Intro 2. Train Whistle 3. If I Was So Bad 4. Somebody Like You (Keith Urban cover) 5. Wild West 6. Fast As You (Dwight Yoakam cover) 7. Forget Her 8. Can’t Hurt A Woman 9. Lipstick