BMI hitmaker Kane Brown brought the music industry together yesterday (6/04) at BMI Nashville to celebrate his 11th career #1 at Country radio, “I Can Feel It.” Hosted by BMI and ASCAP, the Sony Music Nashville/RCA Nashville artist was joined onstage by his co-writers Jaxson Free (BMI) and Gabe Foust (ASCAP) to commemorate the milestone. In addition to being Kane’s 11th #1, “I Can Feel It” marks the first #1 for songwriter Gabe Foust, who is signed to Kane’s publishing company Verse 2, marking the company’s 4th #1 since launching four years ago. Additionally, it marks Jaxson Free’s second chart-topping hit, and his second #1 with Kane. The song, which incorporates Phill Collins’ (PRS) hit “In The Air Tonight,” serves as Collins’ first #1 single on a Billboard chart since the song topped the Rock Digital Songs chart in 2020 and Collins’ first career #1 on Country radio.

From stage, Kane thanked everyone in the room for being a part of the song’s success and congratulated Gabe and Jaxson on their first and second hits, sharing how much it meant to him to see them have their moment on stage. Speaking of his first #1, Verse 2 songwriter Gabe thanked his parents, who had traveled from Indiana to be there, noting he “gave them a lot of hell as a kid” and thanked them for their support over the years before dedicating his first #1 officially to his late brother.

Named “the future of country music” (Billboard), Brown released “the biggest pure country single of the year” (Variety) “Heaven” on his record-breaking self-titled debut deluxe album in 2017, which upon its release made Brown the first artist in Billboard history to top all 5 Billboard Country charts simultaneously. With his Diamond certification, Brown joins a select group only 7 other Country musicians whose careers boast the rare fete, including Chris Stapleton (“Tennessee Whiskey”), Sam Hunt (“Body Like A Back Road”), Luke Combs (“Beautiful Crazy”), Darius Rucker (“Wagon Wheel”), Lady A (“Need You Now”) and Florida Georgia Line (“Cruise”).With the honor, Brown becomes the first black artist in Country music to earn the certification with an original song. In addition to his now Diamond single, “Heaven,” Brown to date has earned 23 RIAA certifications, including recently earned 9X Platinum “What If’s,” 4x Platinum “Be Like That” and “One Thing Right; “ 3x Platinum “Good As You,” “Homesick” and “Lose It;” 3x Platinum “Thank God” and Platinum “Like I Love Country Music.” His debut album, Kane Brown, is also 3x Platinum. As one of country music’s most accomplished mainstays and global entertainers,  Brown earned his second Entertainer of the Year nomination at the ACMs this year and recently garnered his 11th No. 1 single “I Can Feel It.” Co-written by Brown and featuring a nod to Phil Collins’ legendary drum solo on the song, “I Can Feel It” is the follow up to the Georgia native’s 10th  No. 1  at Country radio,  “Bury Me In Georgia,” and his ACM, People’s Choice and CMA-nominated, 2X platinum  No. 1 hit, “Thank God” with Katelyn Brown. Since launching his debut album in 2016, Brown has earned ten chart-topping No. 1 singles at Country radio, headlined internationally sold out tours and stadium dates, and has garnered a series of milestones that continue to break musical boundaries– from being named to the Time100 list (2021) to becoming the first black artist in history to headline and sell out Boston’s historic Fenway Park to his win ACM Video of the Year (2021) and multiple CMA, ACM, Billboard, AMA, CMT and People’s Choice Award nominations. Following his sold-out Drunk or Dreaming International Tour, Brown will kick off 2024 headlining international festival C2C as well as the IN THE AIR Tour, which will kick off in March 2024 and hit 29 cities along the way including Newark, Toronto, Las Vegas, and Atlanta, before wrapping in Arlington, TX at Globe Life Field on September 14. The tour includes 6 major stadium shows including returning to the iconic Fenway Park in Boston, where earlier this year he made history as the first black artist to sell-out a headlining show there in the venue’s over 100 year history. Tickets for the In The Air Tour are on sale now.