Kane Brown has just released “Thank God”, the song that will earn him his first CMA Award. The singer’s wife, Katelyn Brown, joins him for this real duet and proves that she may be the best vocalist in the family.
Although Brown’s fans knew his wife was an up-and-coming pop singer when they started dating, she didn’t actually show the receipts. We can be forgiven for assuming she would appear on this highly anticipated new track from Different Man as a backing vocalist only – with a little flourish towards the end to justify his name in the credits.
The is that flourish – Mrs. Brown’s trill at the end of “Thank God” will have you doing a double take – but she also gets the whole second verse. Pop is the right genre for her vocal style, and she exudes confidence as she returns her husband’s sentiment. There’s a wonderful chemistry, as you’d expect.
Thomas Rhett’s “Die a Happy Man” is the best recent comparison to this new acoustic love ballad (a point made with the music video). “Thank God” is the kind of song that will bring new fans to the genre – something Brown has shown he is capable of in the past. As for that CMA award? It’s far too early to discuss the potential for Song or Single of the Year, but the Vocal Event category should be an easy win for the Brown family.
Did you know?: “Thank God” was written by Christian Stalnecker, Jared Mullins, Jaxson Free, Josh Hoge and Kyle Fishman.
Listen to Kane Brown (with Katelyn Brown), “Thank God”:
Lyrics to “Thank God” by Kane Brown (featuring Katelyn Brown):
I was lost, you found a way to bring me back / I needed forgiveness, you always gave me that / Girl I witness your love ’cause you don’t give up / And it’s crazy, how you save me.
Hand on the Bible, I don’t know how I got you / But I couldn’t ask for more / Girl what we got is worth thanking God for.
So thank God I can wake up next to you / Thank God your hand fits perfectly in mine / Thank God you love me when you didn’t have to / But you did and you do / And he knew, thank God for giving me you.
Thank God, thank God / For giving me.
Never thought I’d find an undercover angel / Changed everything from my heart to my last name / Hard to tell when he fell, that boy is a heaven-sent / Every night when I close my eyes before saying amen.
Repeat the chorus
Hand on the Bible, I don’t know how I got you / But I couldn’t ask for more.
Honey, what we got is worth thanking God for.
Repeat the chorus
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