First Lauren Alaina, next up Thomas Rhett? Kane Brown says his sophomore album could feature a collaboration between two of the biggest stars in modern country music.

"We've got a couple [collaborations] that we've talked about," Brown told Taste of Country backstage at the 2018 Taste of Country Music Festival in Hunter, N.Y. "They haven't happened yet, so we'll see ..."

That collaboration with Rhett is still in the very early stages, admittedly. Brown says they "were texting" about the idea, but "we don't know for a fact."

"It'd be cool though," he admits.

Brown's sophomore album is due out on Nov. 9. He says the yet-to-be-named project is "a better album" than his self-titled debut album, which was released in 2016; he calls that project an "autobiography," whereas this next record will be "more fun."

"We're trying to get my show a little more energy," Brown says, "so we're just trying to do a bunch of different things."

The album's first single, "Lose It," came out Thursday (June 7). Brown says the tune came out of trying to write another song that just wasn't working. "Any dude can relate to it, hopefully," he says, "and they can claim the song if they want to."

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