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Kane Brown’s family helped him through a ‘dark place’ in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and its global shutdowns have posed or exacerbated mental health issues for many, and Kane Brown is no exception. In a new sound clip Country Radio Today with Kelleigh Bannen interview broadcast in preview People, the singer talks about the challenges he faced in quarantine and how his family helped him through those tough times.

“During quarantine when COVID and everything happened, I was in a very dark place,” the singer shares with show host Kelleigh Bannen, adding that he and his wife Katelyn are struggling with various mental health issues.

“I’m going through depression and she has anxiety, so we’re perfect for each other,” Brown continues.

When pandemic shutdowns began to hit the United States in early 2020, Brown, like most of the country’s superstars, was in the midst of a rigorous touring schedule. Immediately, his entire schedule was cleared and he found himself at home, not knowing when he could play shows next, co-write songs in person, or hang out with his friends.

“It was just, you know, not being able to do shows, not being able to release music, not being able to be creative and write music because we weren’t having conversations or leaving the house,” he details. “So I couldn’t think of anything to write about. I was just wondering if this was ever going to end. I’m worried.”

However, Brown found a shift in perspective when he thought about his family: Katelyn, as well as the couple’s daughter, Kingsley Rose. (They have since welcomed another daughter, Kodi Jane.)

“So I finally said to myself, ‘I have a beautiful family,'” the singer recalls. [at] my swimming pool. I never had a pool as a kid and I was like, ‘I’m so grateful. Life is great.'”

Curiously, it was letting go of these anxieties that allowed Brown to regain his creative spark. That moment of staring at her pool and reflecting on her family life inspired her song “Grand,” which appears on the track list of her recently released album. Different Man album.

Elsewhere on that project’s tracklist, Brown duets with his wife on “Thank God,” a long-awaited husband-and-wife duet that highlights both their romance and Katelyn’s powerful R&B-tinged vocals.

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