Blanco Brown Out of ICU, Expected To Make Full Recovery
After sustaining extensive injuries in a head-on collision near his home in Atlanta in late August, Blanco Brown’s doctors say…
Blanco Brown; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for Billboard
According to a statement from Brown’s record label, “The Git Up” singer has been moved out of the ICU after undergoing two 12-hour surgeries. He is expected to make a full recovery without any additional surgeries and is continuing to rest in the hospital.
Brown, his family and friends want to thank fans for the outpouring of support they have received over the past few weeks. They are asking for continued prayers as he recovers in the hospital.
Lauren Jo Black
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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.