Hometown

Album: Kane Brown (2016)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song was penned by the Florida Georgia Line pair of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley along with James McNair and Cameron Montgomery. "I just went out on tour with them," Brown recalled to Radio.com. "Tyler Hubbard from FGL came on the bus and said, 'I have a song to show you.' I was super pumped."
  • Brown was raised in the small town of Fort Oglethorpe in northwest Georgia, before moving in his sophomore year to Chattanooga, Tennessee. "I'm from a small hometown, and when I heard the song, 'All I want to do is make my hometown proud,' and then we get to the bridge and they were shouting out their hometowns, so it was a chance for me to shout my hometown out," he said. "I just fell in love with the song. My hometown loves it!"
  • So why do country artists so often embrace their hometowns, as opposed to rock musicians who frequently are looking to escape from them? Brown explained: "Country music's about family, so I guess that's why country music's all about their hometowns."

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