Kane Brown is honoring America's heroes with a remix of his Experiment single, "Homesick." The Boot reports that Brown is backed up on the new "Veterans' Version" of the track with vocals laid down by a handful of real-life retired military members who recorded their contributions from home.
"'Homesick' is personal to me," Brown says in a video documenting the making of the new version. "I fell asleep listening to it and I woke up and I just had this vision [that] the military could relate to this song because they're never home." Adds retired Marine J.W. Cortes, one of Brown's new backup singers, "I know what it feels like to be homesick and to long to get back with family members and with friends," while Naval retiree Generald Wilson says, "Just being a part of this is amazing to me."
For every "Homesick" listen, Crown Royal will pack one of its signature purple bags to donate as a care package to the nonprofit organization Packages From Home. The brand will also donate a dollar, up to $100,000, to Minority Veterans of America.
And speaking of Kane Brown being "Homesick," it seems the singer is on tour so much that he finds it impossible to find his way back home again--literally.
This week, Brown admitted to new Extra correspondent (and fellow country singer) Jana Kramer that he once wound up lost on his own property for a whopping seven hours, finally calling the cops to rescue him.
"We have 30 acres, and it’s all woods... It started raining, and it started getting dark, and we started running out of gas, and we couldn’t find our trail back," he explains. "So we ended up having to call the cops, and walking down.”