Performing his new hit single “One Mississippi,” Brown appeared not on the stage of Los Angeles’s Microsoft Theater, but from Tennessee State University. Surrounded by dancing college fans, the singer — clad in an acid-washed sweater and some black jeans — brought the crowd to their feet with a stirring performance, getting them to sing along to the infectious hook before the song came to a close.
Before his performance, Brown also got to give fans at home a quick tour of his hometown of Chattanooga (while also paying tribute to his other hometown of Fort Oglethorpe, GA), driving past his childhood home, his high school, and even his grandmother’s house, where he first started filming himself performing. “I know where I came from, and it’s never gonna change,” Brown said.
“One Mississippi” recently marked Brown’s latest achievement on the Hot Country Songs chart, as he notched his 10th top 10 placement with the song reaching No. 9 on the latest chart (dated Nov. 20, 2021).
Brown was nominated at Sunday’s awards for favorite country song alongside Chris Young for their single “Famous Friends,” where the pair ultimately lost out to Gabby Barrett for her hit “The Good Ones.”
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