When Kane Brown was asked during the ACM backstage Zoom press room his thoughts on being the first black man to win Music Video of the Year at the ACMs, he opted not to focus on the distinction.
Kane said, “It means the world to me just to win my first ACM award. I will say, I don’t wanna be categorized. Country music’s embracing everybody: females, men, Black men, everybody.”
Brown’s winning video “Worldwide Beautiful” is a powerful statement of unity that he released in the summer of 2020, in the wake of the death of George Floyd and amid a growing civil rights movement and protests across the U.S. against police brutality.
Kane says, “That song means the world for me, because, especially for 2020, with all the hatred that’s being put into the world by the media, no offense to you guys! I’m not saying y’all are doing it,” he added to the media room with a laugh.
He continued, “I’m just saying there’s been a bunch of misled information, and this song to me says where the world’s leading — where, the future is in our children’s hands. That’s why I put my daughter in the music video.”