Kane Brown will become the first male country artist to perform at the VMAs
Kane Brown is set to perform ‘Grand’, the latest single from his upcoming third studio album Different Man, at the MTV Video Music Awards later this month. The performance will mark the first time a male country artist has performed on the show, which launched in 1984.
As reported by BillboardKacey Musgraves performed “Star-crossed” on the show in 2021 and Taylor Swift has performed on the show several times while a main country artist (including that infamous Kanye West hiatus), but none male country artist has never graced the VMA Stadium.
This year’s show will air live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Sunday, August 28 at 8 p.m. ET.
Brown will perform “Grand” from the Toyota stage. This marks Toyota’s fourth year as the exclusive VMA remote performance sponsor. Brown’s performance will use mixed reality technology powered by The Famous Group which also worked on the Super Bowl, MLB All-Star Game and NFL Wild Card Slime Game on Nickelodeon.
Fans will take a trip from New York to New Jersey in a Toyota Corolla Cross with Brown’s hit “Be Like That” serving as the soundtrack, leading up to his performance at the awards show.
This isn’t the first time Brown has made VMAs news. He was the only country artist to receive a nomination at the 2021 VMAs for his hit “Worldwide Beautiful.”
Different Man is about to be released September 9. Brown’s first two studio albums, Kane Brown and Experienceboth topped the Country Albums charts while Experience also topped the Billboard 200 all genre.
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