Kane Brown’s ‘Austin City Limits’ Performance Marks Late Drummer Kenny Dixon’s Last TV Appearance [Exclusive Premiere]
Kane Brown and his band are set to perform on Austin City Limits over the weekend, and the live set marks late drummer Kenny Dixon's final TV appearance. Brown is dedicating the episode to Dixon, and he's sharing a clip of "What Ifs" from the show exclusively with Taste of Country readers.
Brown makes his Austin City Limits debut by performing a seven-song set that draws heavily from his smash hit sophomore album, Experiment, which debuted at No. 1 across all genres on the Billboard 200 chart. His seven-song set opens with a live version of "What Ifs," which he recorded as a duet with Lauren Alaina. The song reached No. 1 on both Billboard's Country Airplay and Hot Country Songs charts when it was released as the third single from Brown's self-titled debut album in 2017. Check out Brown's Austin City Limits performance of "What Ifs" in the clip above.
Other highlights of Brown's ACL performance include “Learning,” in which he addresses the challenges he faced growing up bi-racial, and “American Bad Dream,” which deals with the sobering topic of school shootings. Brown ends his set with "Lose It," which hit No. 1 when he released it as the lead single from Experiment in June of 2018.
Brown shares the episode with Canadian folk singer Colter Wall, who is also making his Austin City Limits debut.
Brown's drummer, Kenny Dixon, died in a single-car accident on Oct. 12 at the age of 27. Brown gave an emotional speech just days later on Oct. 16 when he accepted his award at the CMT Artists of the Year ceremony, dedicating his win to Dixon. Thomas Rhett took the opportunity to offer a prayer for Brown and his family during the ceremony, and Chris Young also dedicated his performance of "Drowning" to the drummer.
Kane Brown's episode of Austin City Limits is set to premiere on PBS on Saturday (Oct. 16) at 9PM ET.
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