Kane Brown took the stage at an empty Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for a virtual BET Awards performance. He was joined by Jonathan McReynolds, as well, who performed on a separate stage at the Ryman Auditorium in order to practice safe social distancing.
McReynolds kicked off their set with an acoustic performance of 'Beautiful,' while Kane later took over with his song 'Worldwide Beautiful.' Kane released the powerful track earlier this month, however, he told fans he'd been holding on to the new single for a year now. Not only did he decide to release the single early, he also announced that all the proceeds would go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America in the wake of the nationwide movement against racism and police brutality.
Kane's 'Worldwide Beautiful' lyrics address racism and bigotry. "White churches, black churches/Different people, same hearses/ It's kinda hard to fight with each other/ Laying down in the ground, six under /At every show I see my people /They ain't the same but they're all equal /One love, one God, one family ," Kane begins the song. "You're missing every color/ If you're only seeing black and white/ Tell me how you're gonna change your mind/ If your heart's unmovable /We ain't that different from each other /From one to another, I look around /And see worldwide beautiful ."
The 26-year-old singer-songwriter is the first Black male solo country artist to perform on the BET Awards, as well, making his performance even more meaningful.