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Multi-platinum, 5X AMA award-winning entertainer and current CMA Award nominee Kane Brown joins forces with American Sign Language Artists and D-Pan (Deaf Professional Arts Network) to create ASL videos for some of Brown’s greatest hits. Brown and Amber G Productions partnered with D-PAN (a nonprofit ran by Deaf and hard of hearing people) to edit and caption the videos.
Videos in the ASL series include, current CMA nominated and 2X platinum “Thank God,” 9X platinum, “Heaven,” 7X platinum, “What Ifs,” 3X Platinum “Be Like That,” 2X platinum, “One Thring Right,” 2X platinum, “Good As You,” 2X platinum, “Homesick,” 2X platinum, “Lose It, 1X platinum, ”Memory” and Brown’s latest single, “I Can Feel It”. Watch them all here.
“I want my music to be inclusive of everyone,” says Brown. “If the Deaf and hard of hearing community embrace and connect with my music through these videos, it would mean the world to me.”
Amber G comments, “We’ve partnered with a few artists (Metallica, Tove Lo), so we were excited to bring Kane into our Deaf ecosystem (a term coined by Kelly Brick). That term means pushing for economic empowerment of Deaf people. It is my hope that other artists see how to follow in the footsteps of Kane Brown, Metallica, and Tove Lo to ensure their content is inclusive and accessible. Music is more than lyrics. Captions fail to adequately show the emotional connection with artists. Let our hands be music to your eyes.”
Sean Forbes, Co-Founder of D-PAN states, “As a non-profit organization that has been producing sign language video access to music since 2006, it is a pleasure to work with Amber G Productions to help make Kane Brown’s music accessible to the deaf and hard-of-hearing community. As a deaf-led organization, with a sign language-centric production team, it was fun to not only work on this but to be introduced to Kane Brown’s music too. We are fans.”
ABOUT KANE BROWN
Named “the future of country music” (Billboard), multi-platinum-selling, award-winning singer/songwriter Kane Brown first broke onto the scene with the arrival of his self-titled, 2X Platinum debut album (2016), where he became the first artist ever to lead all five of Billboard’s main country charts simultaneously and topped the Billboard Top Country Albums chart for 13 weeks and earned two of the most-streamed country songs of all time (chart-topping singles 9X Platinum “Heaven,” 7X Platinum “What Ifs”). His album Experiment (2018) hit #1 on the Billboard Top 200 all genre list-becoming the first country artist in more than 24 years to top the chart with a sophomore album. Brown released his multi-song project Mixtape Vol. 1– which earned Brown an ACM Award nomination for Album of the Year (2021) and an ACM win for “Video of the Year.”
Named to Time’s 100 most influential people in the world (2021), Brown has ascended from independently built social media notability to an ACM Entertainer of the Year nominee (2023) and has become one of country music’s most accomplished mainstays and global entertainers. He has earned ten chart-topping No. 1 singles at Country radio, headlined internationally sold out tours and stadium dates, and garnered a series of milestones that continue to expand the perception of country music and break musical boundaries from being named to the Time100 list (2021) to becoming the first black artist in history to headline and sell out Boston’s historic Fenway Park (2023) to his win ACM Video of the Year (2021) and multiple CMA, ACM, Billboard, AMA, CMT and People’s Choice Award nominations, with The NY Times noting, “Kane Brown didn’t fit the country music mold. So he made his own.”
The Deaf Professional Arts Network (D-PAN) a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization was originally founded to make music and music culture – the predominant shared language and experience of people worldwide – universally accessible by extending its reach to the Deaf and hard of hearing. Since 2006, D-PAN has pioneered the art form of creating high quality American Sign Language (ASL) music videos, translating the lyrics of popular songs through ASL.
D-PAN is now a household name in the Deaf/Hard of Hearing community, as well as hearing people who are interpreters, educators, students, parents, and family.
About Amber G
Amber is often praised for her ability to show the connection between lyrics and sounds, Her music interpretations demonstrate the emotional bonds which have driven music lovers to concerts for years. Deaf audience members have often said they are able to connect to music performance more than they ever had in the past. Her and her teams interpretations over the years have delighted and inspired hearing music aficionados and artist to learn sign language. Amber has always loved music and the Deaf community, but it was not until 1998 when she saw what music interpreting should look like when watching the San Antonio Deaf Dance Company and the Wild Zappers perform. That was a pivotal moment and realized that she could hone her interpreting skills to bridge the access gap in the music industry. After contracting spinal meningitis while working as an interpreter she then also experienced hearing loss which drove her advocacy efforts even more.
People that truly love and adore music often request her agency because they know she and her team will bring it each and every time. Her teams goal is always equality to the music experience and recognizes these gaps. She has over 22 years of interpreting and has a Master’s Degree in ASL/English Interpreting. Her certifications are National Certification RID CT&CI, NIC, Texas BEI Level V, Oral Certified: Comprehensive.