Kane Brown Travels To Washington To Bring Attention To Rental Housing Problem
Kane Brown has been open about his difficult childhood since appearing on the country music scene a couple of years ago and now he’s using some of that experience to help others.
The up-and-coming star and Georgia native, who’s single “What Ifs” ft. Lauren Alaina is currently climbing the charts, joined Make Room USA in Washington, DC recently to help draw attention to the 25 millions Americans facing housing insecurity each year. The afternoon highlighted a congressional effort to designate September 2017 as “National Month for Renters.” Kane was one of many on hand who shared personal stories related to the housing challenges.
“When I was younger, my mom and I lived in a car because we didn’t have anywhere to go,” Kane explained at the press conference. “After graduating from high school, even though I was working, I didn’t have enough money to pay rent, so I stayed with my Nana. I’m proud to partner with Make Room to help other people who have been in similar housing situations. I just want people to know that they can make it through hard times like I did.”
Joining Kane at the event were Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Representatives Bruce Poliquin (R-ME) and Denny Heck (D-WA), who are sponsoring the resolution behind the National Month for Renters.
As part of Kane’s partnership with Make Room USA, fans can now pre-order the forthcoming Deluxe Edition of his self-titled debut album and opt to pay $25, a portion of which goes to MRUSA. The new project is due October 6th and can be pre-ordered here. Read more on Kane’s background in The Tennessean here.
Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin’ country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.