Watch Chris Young Perform “Drowning” in Honor of Kane Brown’s Late Drummer at CMT Awards

Watch Chris Young Perform “Drowning” in Honor of Kane Brown’s Late Drummer at CMT Awards

Chris Young took the stage—as a previously unannounced performer—at the CMT Artists of the Year Awards in Nashville on Oct. 16 to honor Kane Brown’s late drummer, Kenny Dixon, with a rendition of his current single, “Drowning.” Kenny, 27, passed away on Oct. 12 after sustaining injuries in a car wreck.

Co-penned by Chris, Corey Crowder and Josh Hoge, “Drowning” was partly inspired by the death of Chris’ close friend, Adam, and features lyrics: “So tonight I’m gonna pull out pictures, ones with you in ’em / Laugh and cry a little while reminiscing / By myself, I can’t help that all I think about is / How you were taken way too soon / It ain’t the same here without you / I gotta say, missing you comes in waves / And tonight I’m drowning”

Kane, who was being recognized as one of CMT’s five Artists of the Year, was overcome with emotion by the performance and tearfully expressed his gratitude.

Watch Chris perform “Drowning.”

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs