Blanco Brown’s ‘The Git Up’ Rules Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart
Blanco Brown is turning heads with his hit “The Git Up.” The singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist released the viral…
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Blanco Brown is turning heads with his hit “The Git Up.”
The singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist released the viral hit “The Git Up” just a few weeks ago and now, in its fifth week on the charts, the song is sitting atop Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart. Jumping from No.4 to No.1 this week, “The Git Up” now holds the record for the “quickest coronation since Sam Hunt’s ‘Body Like a Back Road,’” according to Billboard.
Additionally, “The Git Up” tops both the Country Streaming Songs and Country Digital Song Sales charts for the second consecutive week, with 21.6 million U.S. streams and 34,000 tracks sold, according to Nielsen Music.
Brown wrote and produced “The Git Up” himself.
“‘The Git Up’ is dedicated to my grandmother telling us every morning, ‘Get up. Go do something productive in the world.’ It’s about messages [in] my music; bigger than anything is chasing your purpose in life,” the singer recently shared.
Brown’s unique style of music blends his love for country music storytelling with his affinity for hip-hop. Growing up in the Atlanta projects during the school year and rural Georgia during the summers, Brown’s musical influences are across the board.
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.