Kane Brown is back at country radio with “Homesick,” his latest release from his 2018 album, Experiment. As the song continues to make its way up the charts at country radio, Brown recently opened up about what the track means to him and his fans.
“‘Homesick’ is kind of personal, just ‘cause I’ve done so many shows in the last couple years and I’m never home,” Brown explained of the song he co-wrote with Brock Berryhill, Matthew McGinn and Taylor Phillips. “I miss my dogs, I miss my family and my friends…I had it tattooed on me already, so it kind of made sense. We just starting writing and it was just so real and so personal.”
“After we wrote it,” he continued, “I listened to it on the way home from the bus, it was like 6 am. I fell asleep listening to it and I woke up, and I just had this vision, I was like, ‘I feel like the military could really relate to this song because they’re never home.’ You see all these videos of people coming back and the dogs are excited whenever their soldier comes home and all that stuff, so I was like, ‘this is perfect.’”
After his epiphany, Brown decided to dedicate the “Homesick” music video to members of the military. The heartwarming video features clips of Brown meeting members of the armed forces intertwined with clips of military reunions that were submitted by fans. The video has racked in over 35 million views since hitting YouTube last fall.