Kane Brown was in Pittsburgh on Thursday evening (Nov. 8), to honor our troops during the Salute to Service game, where the Pittsburgh Steelers recognized members of the Armed Forces while hosting the Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field.
Performing the heartfelt ballad “Homesick” featured on his sophomore album “Experiment,” the singer made a point to introduce himself to each of the 80 returning soldiers standing on the field beside him.
“I get to sing for our troops tonight in Pittsburgh for Thursday night football,” Kane captions a photo on Instagram.
Donning an Antonio Brown Pittsburgh Steelers jersey and backed by an acoustic guitar player, the Georgia native performed the slowed track as the Army Golden Knights parachuted into the stadium.
“If home is where the heart is, I’m homesick for you,” Kane sang on the song’s chorus, which highlighted his deep and soulful vocals. At the end of his performance he thanked the returning soldiers who shared the field with him.
“God bless you guys. Thank y’all for serving our country,” he said.
“Homesick” was written by Kane, Brock Berryhill, Matthew McGinn and Taylor Phillips. It is featured on his sophomore album, out today. The Salute to Service game included activities to honor the military. Members from each branch of the service took part in the Terrible Towel unfurl, all wearing a jersey bearing their branches name on the front. The game was started by military veterans and Steelers legends Rocky Bleier, John Banaszak and Andy Russell, who all played on the Super Bowl teams in the 1970s.
Additionally, five active members of the military helped lead the team on the field during player intros, with each of them carrying their branch flags. During halftime, an on-field completion was hosted with active military representing each branch and competing for designated charities.