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In May 2019, a singer by the name of Blanco Brown released his debut single titled “The Git Up,” which was dubbed the next viral country rap song after the popularity of Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Old Town Road.”
Since its release, “The Git Up” has been streamed over 50 million times on Facebook. The song also sparked a popular dance challenge, as the lyrics describe different dance moves to follow. The song is certified 2x Platinum and reached number one on the Hot Country Songs chart after just five weeks.
Since “The Git Up,” he’s released a full album as well as a single with country band Parmalee titled “Just The Way.”
He also stopped by Tim McGraw’s tour and sang “Don’t Take The Girl” with him backstage, which garnered some attention seeing as it was one of Brown’s first live performances recorded with a country singer.
In a statement from his record label, BBR Music Group, Brown was involved in a horrific head-on car accident on Monday night (August 31). He sustained significant injuries, which required emergency surgery, one that lasted 12 hours. He will also need more surgeries to follow and is currently recovering in the ICU.
The full statement is as follows: “BBR Music Group’s beloved Blanco Brown, the artist behind 2019’s worldwide viral smash ‘The Git Up’ and current hit ‘Just The Way’ was involved in a head-on collision Monday night near his home in Atlanta, Ga. The accomplished writer, vocalist and Grammy-nominated producer suffered significant injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he underwent a 12-hour surgery to address those traumas. Additional surgeries are expected as he currently rests in the ICU. Blanco, his family and his friends ask for your prayers during this time.
BBR Music Group/BMG asks that any inquires be directed to the label out of respect for Blanco and his family’s privacy during this difficult time.”
We wish Brown the speediest of recoveries and will keep him in our prayers.