Country superstar Kane Brown has five consecutive number one's under his belt, and likely another with his current single “Cool Again.”
Partnering with retired military singer/songwriters J.W. Cortés (Ret. Gunnery Sergeant, US Marine Corps), Sal Gonzalez (Ret. Lance Corporal, US Marine Corps) and Generald Wilson (Ret. US Navy 1st Class Petty Officer), Kane has remixed his smash hit originally co-written with Brock Berryhill, Matt McGinn, and Taylor Phillips to celebrate and give back to hometown heroes serving on the frontlines of health and social injustice initiatives.
Originally about Kane’s own experiences on the road and missing his loved ones, the song’s emotional video gave the track a new life as a nod to service members at home and abroad also feeling the same pain.
Speaking with RADIO.COM's Jesse Addy on release day, Kane was thrilled to be a part of the important initiative. "They absolutely made the song more powerful than it was before," Kane tells Jesse. "They sound great. You can hear the soul in their voice when they're singing. You just know that they were homesick."
For every stream of Kane's new “Homesick (Veterans Version),” spirits maker Crown Royal will pack one of their signature purple bags as a care package for American first responders, healthcare workers, and active-duty military service members with a goal of packing 1 million by the end of 2020.
"As we sit here at home, we've got all these people out here... risking their lives going to work basically trying to put good back into the world and help life come back to just living again," Says Kane. "So we can go back to our normal lives and communicate... they're risking theirs. It's important to me to help put love back into the world and Crown is doing a great job with that."
You can check out some behind the scenes footage of the making of "Homesick (Veteran's Version)" below.
"It's been amazing," Kane says about the family time. "We got to see everything; how she's grown, her personality coming in, her teeth growing in."
"She's almost standing by herself, so it's been amazing just to watch all that. I wouldn't have been able to do that if I was on the road, but I definitely do miss the road, and being out and seeing the fans."