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Kane Brown / File Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP

A Chattanooga-born honoree will perform Monday night as Time magazine introduces its annual list of the world's most influential people in "Time 100" on ABC.

Award-winning singer/songwriter Kane Brown, whose music has shattered sales records and whose success has exposed country music to wider audiences, will perform his hit single "One Mississippi" during the hourlong show, which airs at 10 p.m. Eastern.

The prime-time special takes viewers behind the scenes of the selection process for the pioneers, artists, leaders, icons, titans and innovators comprising the 2021 list, as selected by the magazine's editors. It includes in-depth profiles, honorary tributes, a history of the list and surprise appearances by previous honorees.

Among the year's other honorees are Vice President Kamala Harris; former President Donald Trump; Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex; Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny; gymnast Simone Biles; quarterback Tom Brady; and singer Dolly Parton.

Country singer Darius Rucker wrote Time's bio for Brown, who grew up in Chattanooga and North Georgia before moving to Nashville. It noted the 27-year-old's "unquantifiable 'it' factor," vocal abilities and the example he's setting for the next generation of country musicians.

Contact Lisa Denton at ldenton@timesfreepress.com or 423-757-6281.

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