New Music Discovery of the Week: Noah Kahan & Sam Fender "Homesick"

This week’s ALT 104.5 New Music Discovery Of The Week is “Homesick” by Noah Kahan with Sam Fender

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As 2023 comes to a close, GRAMMY® Best New Artist nominee Noah Kahan cements himself as the biggest breakout artist of the year after achieving a slew of major career milestones with no signs of slowing down in 2024. This week, his Gold-Certified album Stick Season climbed back up into the Top 10 on the Billboard 200 Chart, reaching #8 for its highest rank since the deluxe version Stick Season (We’ll All Be Here Forever) was released this past June. Also as of this week, Kahan currently has three songs simultaneously charting in the Top 100 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart—“Stick Season”, “Northern Attitude,” and “Everywhere, Everything” with Gracie Abrams; the latter marks his sixth career entry on the Hot 100.

In addition, “Dial Drunk” with Post Malone officially received a Platinum Certification and joins the ranks of his Platinum-Certified hit “Stick Season,” as well as five additional Gold-Certified tracks this year—“Northern Attitude” with Hozier, “She Calls Me Back” with Kacey Musgraves, “Homesick,” “All My Love,” and fan favorite “False Confidence.” Noah was recently crowned MediaBase’s “#1 Most-Played Artist at AAA Radio” in 2023.

Up next, Austin City Limits will spotlight Kahan in a special streaming event. Noah will make his highly anticipated ACL debut with a full-set performance (recorded live on September 25th, 2023 in Austin, TX) ahead of his episode’s broadcast premiere on February 10th, 2024 on PBS.

Following his biggest year of touring yet, Kahan will embark on his massive “We’ll All Be Here Forever World Tour” next year, which includes headlines shows in stadiums, arenas, and amphitheaters around the world, including two sold-out nights at Boston’s Fenway Park, New York’s Madison Square Garden, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, London’s OVO Arena Wembley, and many more. Today, he also announces second nights at Austin’s Moody Center on June 15th and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl on June 20th, which are expected to sell out immediately. See the full list of upcoming 2024 tour dates below. Fans can sign up now at to access the Seated registration artist pre-sale beginning on Thursday, December 14th at 1pm local time, and the general on-sale begins Friday, December 15th at 10am local time.

It’s been an exciting past few weeks for Kahan—he made his highly anticipated musical debut on Saturday Night Live, delivering electrifying performances of “Stick Season” and “Dial Drunk.” He also teamed up with fellow GRAMMY® Best New Artist nominee, singer, and songwriter Gracie Abrams to release a new version of “Everywhere, Everything.” The New York Times featured him on the cover of their Style section with a profile surrounding his incredible rise and success, dubbing him “an unlikely sensation” and stating, “‘Stick Season’ has made him the next big thing;while this week, he graced the latest digital cover of Paste Magazine, who declared, “It’s safe to say that, emphatically, few artists are bigger right now than Noah Kahan.”

Kahan has become infamous for his beloved Stick Season (We’ll All Be Here Forever) collaborations, which include previous releases with Hozier on “Northern Attitude,” Kacey Musgraves on “She Calls Me Back,” Lizzy McAlpine on “Call Your Mom,” and Post Malone on “Dial Drunk.” Not to mention, Noah recently performed a cover of Olivia Rodrigo’s “lacy” during his BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, following her viral cover of “Stick Season” earlier this fall. He also delivered a live version of the breakout hit—watch HERE. Kahan’s massive year has been filled with star-studded collaborations on-stage as well, with the likes of Mumford & Sons, Gregory Alan Isakov, Wesley Schultz of The Lumineers, Nathaniel Rateliff of Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Milk Carton Kids, Joy Oladokun, and more at various headline shows and festivals. Earlier this fall, Noah was named an honoree on the TIME100 Next list—read his op-ed written by two-time Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin HERE.

Kahan recently captured the #1 spot on two Billboard 2023 year-end ChartsTop New Rock & Alternative Artist and Adult Alternative Airplay Artist, as well as received two Billboard Music Awards nominations for “Top Rock Artist” and “Top Rock Album” earlier this fall.

On the one-year anniversary of Stick Season’s original release, the album’s global hit single saw a massive resurgence on the charts as temperatures dropped and “stick season” began—climbing to the Top 5 overall on the Spotify Top 200 Chart in the US, UK, and Canada and reappearing in the Top 10 on Billboard’s 200 Chart for a second time, following a debut at #3 on Billboard’s 200 Chart earlier this summer. In July, Noah released Stick Season (We’ll All Be Here Forever), an extension of 2022’s Platinum-Certified album and his most successful offering to date. The deluxe version featured “Dial Drunk,” which peaked at #1 on both the Alternative and AAA Radio Charts in the US. The album also debuted at #1 on Top Americana/Folk Albums Chart, #1 on Billboard Top Alternative Albums Chart, #1 on Billboard Top Rock Albums Chart, and more. Impressively, Noah became the 5th artist in history with 18 songs on Billboard Hot Rock & Alternative Charts in one week, alongside David Bowie and Taylor Swift.

In October on World Mental Health Day, Noah proudly shared that his mental health initiative The Busyhead Project has excitingly surpassed its initial goal of “$1 million for mental health” and generated over $2 million dollars to date—with the purpose of creating a world where mental healthcare is acceptable and accessible for everyone. Read his statement HERE and an op-ed he penned for TIME HERE.


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