Kane Brown Teams Up with Lowe’s To Give Back to His Hometown


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Kane Brown lending a hand to Lowe’s to give back to the community.

Nikole Galea, Photojournalist

Kane Allen Brown was born in 1993 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to a white mother and African-American father. He spent much of his youth living with his mother in Redbank, Tennessee, where he first became interested in music while in high school. 

Before he got famous, the country hitmaker once worked at Lowe’s as a customer service associate in Hixson, Tennessee, and was known for singing throughout the workday. When he first began his career he was initially attracted to R&B, but Brown decided to focus on country after winning an 11th-grade talent contest with his rendition of Chris Young’s “Gettin’ You Home.” Brown began posting videos online of covers of songs by Brantley Gilbert, Alan Jackson, and others. He quickly developed a loyal following, a fan base that helped his own single, “Don’t Go City on Me,” go viral upon its release in 2014. In early 2016, Brown signed a recording contract with RCA/Sony Music Nashville. 

This singer-songwriter has teamed up with Lowe’s to fix up multiple buildings in Chattanooga. This fixer-upper is included in the company’s new campaign, called “100 Hometowns.” In celebration of its 100th birthday, the retailer has announced its 100 Hometowns Project, an initiative to rebuild, repair, inspire, and improve 100 communities across the US. Lowe’s will be committing up to $10 million to give out in grants for this project. This project aims to beautify neighborhoods across the country after so many businesses have faced hard times because of the ongoing pandemic. 

“Lowe’s is going to help me fix it up. They’re going to tear down walls, paint walls, they’re going to just make it a whole new place for these kids to become friends and just have a safe place to visit,” he explained. 

“It’s a place Kane wishes he had while growing up. “I grew up in a rough place, so I wish I had something like that. That’s why I got so close to the Boys & Girls Club over the past couple of years. So I’m just so excited that Lowe’s is reaching out and helping them,” the 27-year-old said. (FOXNews)”

Elena Moreno (10) states “Honestly I think it’s really thoughtful of him to try to do better for places that have meant a lot to him, such as his hometown, and try to make them better by using the platform he worked for.” This act of kindness is definitely what we need more of in the world. There is an unparalleled fulfilling feeling of giving back and contributing to society which you can only get from helping others out. Giving also connects us to others, creating stronger communities and helping to build a happier society for everyone. And it’s not all about money – we can also give our time, ideas, and energy.