On March 31, 2023, Kane Brown released “Bury Me in Georgia” as the opening track and fifth single off his studio album, Different Man.
The ode to his home state climbed the country charts fast. It reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart while also peaking at No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. In addition to that, the song also ranked No. 34 on Billboard Hot 100.
“Bury Me in Georgia” also entered the Billboard Canada Country chart, ranking No. 1.
Meaning Behind The Song
Written by Kane Brown, together with Jordan Schmidt, Matt McGinn, and Josh Hoge, “Bury Me in Georgia” sings about a man’s desire to be laid to rest in Georgia, his hometown, and where his roots run deep.
Its lyrics are mainly instructions for his family and friends should he die, where he clarifies that the details of his funeral do not matter to him. He does not care what color his suit shall be or who reads his eulogy as long as they bury him underneath the pines of Georgia and put “Go Dawgs” on his headstone.
While the song details what the singer wants his final resting place to be, “Bury Me in Georgia” also somewhat reads like a love note to his hometown. Brown (who grew up in the northwest Georgia cities of Rossville, Fort Oglethorpe, and LaFayette) has always expressed his great appreciation for the state that raised him.
So, tune in and listen to Kane Brown’s “Bury Me in Georgia” by playing the video below. It is something every Georgian will surely pick up on.