Kane Brown talks about his homecoming show in Chattanooga

He tells our Emily Cassulo that he has a special debut for local fans

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Country music star Kane Brown is bringing his “Blessed and Free” Tour back to his roots in Chattanooga next month.

Representatives from Finley Stadium believe the concert will sell out, and expect between 18,000 and 22,000 people to be there on May 7.

Kane Brown tells News 12 he’s thrilled to come back home. He’s already calling this stop on his tour his favorite show this year.

“I’m just super pumped, just because I feel like, last time I played Chattanooga was Riverbend,” he said.

Kane says he and his band have come a long way since playing Riverbend in 2016, and even the Northwest Georgia Amphitheatre a year after that.

“I really was a newbie, and I didn’t know what I was doing technically, and I feel like, I just felt like a lot of people will be shocked at what me and the team and the band have made for ourselves. We’re bringing everything, the full package.”

Kane has played big arenas all across the country – from Los Angeles to New York City – but Chattanooga, of course, hits different.

“My family gets to come, my friends from all the high schools I went to down there. I’m pumped to see who comes out, and the people we get to see.”

The Scenic City is already being represented in Brown’s music.

He gives Chattanooga and Northwest Georgia shoutouts in his song “Hometown.”

Hamilton County gets one in his hit “Famous Friends” with Chris Young.

And Kane tells us we can expect even more of that in his new album, which is expected to come out sometime this year.

“I’m going to play some new songs off the new album that’s not even released yet, so they’ll get a taste of that, be the first to hear it. One of the songs I wrote about Chattanooga. I’m just so excited, so excited to play it!”

His other musical inspiration comes from his wife, Katelyn, and two daughters, who he’s also included in the show.

“You’ll get to see a lot of the family stuff in the videos on the screen.”

And if you’ve see Kane’s music video for “One Mississippi,” parts of it are also used on screen when he performs “Lose It” during the show.

“It’s super hot, but [the fire] is super cool for the show. Probably one of my favorite things – that and the lasers that we have.”

With or without all the special effects, Kane wants to put on an unforgettable show, that as he says in his song, makes his “hometown proud.”

“I just wanted as many people coming out and seeing me perform as possible, and just giving it my all for them. I love Chattanooga!”

You can buy tickets to the concert at KaneBrownMusic.com.

You’ll also want to get there early to see Walker Hayes open the show.

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