Kane Brown spent some of his childhood homeless before becoming a social media star and a country music singer.

Rising Country Star Donates $5,000 Worth of Pizza to NYC Hospital

Kane Brown, a former Facebook-singer-turned-country-music-star, and his wife Katelyn stepped up to feed pizza to frontline heroes at a New York City hospital to the tune of $5,000. The donation allows Louie’s Pizzeria and Restaurant, located in Elmhurst, to feed the hospital employees for 11 days during the coronavirus pandemic.

Every pizza box comes with a handwritten note bearing several different messages. One read, “Donated by Kane + Katelyn Brown for the best people in the City of N.Y.” All of the pizzas are being sent to Elmhurst Hospital.

a photo of hospital workers receiving free pizza donated by country music star Kane Brown
Louie’s Pizza will deliver pizza to Elmhurst Hospital for 11 days, courtesy of country music star Kane Brown and his wife Katelyn.

Kane Brown is a rising Nashville singer-songwriter who first drew attention through his covers of well-known songs in videos posted on Facebook. Brown, who is multiracial and was sometimes homeless as a child growing up in northwest Georgia, went viral with a cover of George Strait’s “Check Yes or No” in 2015.

Through a Kickstarter campaign, Brown raised enough money to produce a six-song EP titled Closer in 2015. In October 2017 he became the first artist to have simultaneous No. 1 songs on all five major Billboard country charts.

He married Katelyn Jae, a former singer-musician, in 2018.