Why Kane Brown Is Celebrating More Than The CMT Music Awards

There's no question that the CMT Music Awards are a big deal in the country music world. It's a night dedicated to celebrating all the tunes that make us want to get down to the honky-tonk — and what makes it so special for the artists nominated is that the awards themselves are completely fan-voted.

For one country superstar in particular, it's an extra fun night at the 2020 ceremony. Kane Brown is nominated in the collaborative video of the year category for not just one, but two songs: "Cool Again" with Nelly and "One Thing Right" with Marshmello. Additionally, he is hosting the show alongside actress Sarah Hyland and country singer Ashley McBryde. This marks Brown's first hosting gig, and he previously told CBS Denver why it means so much to him. "It means the world to me and CMT has always been good to me," the musician gushed. "My first award that I ever won was on CMT and the first show that I'm ever going to host is the CMT Music Awards." Back in 2017, Brown's first CMT win was for collaborative video of the year for "What Ifs" featuring Lauren Alaina.

Besides hosting and being nominated once again, the "Heaven" singer has even more to look forward to during country music's big night. Here why Kane Brown is celebrating more than just the CMT Music Awards.

Kane Brown is celebrating his 27th birthday during the CMT Music Awards

It's not often you get to be nominated for multiple awards in the show you're hosting while it's your also birthday — but it seems like Kane Brown has hit the trifecta. Brown, being his humble self, has refrained from publicly mentioning that the 2020 CMT Music Awards share the date of his birthday. However, his wife, Katelyn Jae, made sure to send her husband some love on his extra special day. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABE !!!!! This is actually one of the first photos we ever posted together and even tho it's silly it is so special," she wrote on Instagram. "I love u more and more every day."

While Brown has been focusing on promoting the CMT Music Awards, he did recently take a moment to recognize his success by retweeting some more big news on Twitter: his song, "Be Like That," went No. 1 in Canada, marking his first chart topper in the country. 

However, the Tennessee native quickly returned to sharing his excitement for his hosting gig. "I have so many great memories of the show — from watching as a fan at home to accepting my first industry award win on the CMT stage," Brown told CMT News. "I'm excited to join this year as a first-time host and can't wait for everyone to see the amazing performances that are lined up this year."