Award-winning country artist Kane Brown’s third studio album, Different Man, includes his first duet with his wife Katelyn, called “Thank God.” The track mixes pop, folk and country, and it’s all about how Kane and Katelyn thank God for their marriage–and one another.
Kane and Katelyn thank God for the things that they get to appreciate and share in their marriage, such as intimacy (“So thank God/I get to wake up by your side”), nearness (“And thank God/Your hand fits perfectly in mine”) and unconditional love (“And thank God/You loved me when you didn’t have to/But you did and you do and He knew”).
Kane also praises his wife for her ability to forgive (“Needed forgiveness/You always gave me that”) and persevere in their relationship through difficult times (“Girl, I’m a witness of your love/’Cause you don’t be giving up”).
The song itself doesn’t have any material that warrants caution, but the music video is an intimate look at the Brown’s relationship as the two lovingly hold one another, swim together (Katelyn in a bikini and Kane, shirtless) and drink beer on the beach.
In the short time it’s been released, the music video for “Thank God” has already raked in more than 3.7 million views on YouTube and counting. It’s a song that Kane tells Billboard he and wife Katelyn have looked for for some time.
He says, “We probably went through about five of them [songs] before we got this one from one of my writers…it was supposed to be a solo song. We changed it to a duet… Personally, I think it is the biggest song off the record.”
The track’s popularity continues to rise, and it praises God for marriage, places a high value on forgiveness and intimacy and speaks of how wonderful it can be when two people work hard for their relationship.
Kristin Smith joined the Plugged In team in 2017. Formerly a Spanish and English teacher, Kristin loves reading literature and eating authentic Mexican tacos. She and her husband, Eddy, love raising their children Judah and Selah. Kristin also has a deep affection for coffee, music, her dog (Cali) and cat (Aslan).