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Kane Brown made a lot of history in his career, and now he just hit another big milestone: On Sunday night, he became the first male country artist to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards.
While the VMAs took place at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ, Kane’s performance took place at a separate location about 20 miles away in Fort Lee, New Jersey. He performed his song “Grand” on a stage lit in green neon lights, while everyone in the cheering crowd wore matching green glow-in-the-dark wristbands.
Before the show, Kane said entertainment tonight“I’m a little upset that I’m not singing a country song. But also, it’s pretty good because people are going to be like, ‘Oh, he’s a country artist. Why is he singing this song? Then hopefully they’ll go down a rabbit hole and they’ll discover a lot more artists in the country world.
“Grand” is the third single from his upcoming album, Different Man, should drop on September 9.
Along with his performance, Kane was also nominated for Song of Summer for “Grand,” but lost to the rapper. Jack Harlowhit “First Class”.
As for the other nominated countries, Kacey Musgraves was up for best long-form video for “star-crossed,” but lost to Taylor Swiftof the short film “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)”, which was also named Video of the Year. In 2009, Taylor became the first female country artist to perform at the VMAs.
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