Blanco Brown In Critical Condition Following Head-On Collision

Blanco Brown, who is known for the 2019 viral smash, “The Git Up” is in critical condition after being involved…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 3, 2020


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Blanco Brown; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Billboard

Blanco Brown, who is known for the 2019 viral smash, “The Git Up” is in critical condition after being involved in a head-on collision Monday evening (Aug. 31).

According to a press release, the incident occurred near his home in Atlanta.

“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,” a statement from his label, BBR Music Group, reads. “Additional surgeries are expected as he currently rests in the ICU.”

The label said that Blanco, his family and friends are asking fans to pray for the singer as he continues to recover from the collision. No additional details are available at this time.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.