George Birge Graciously Celebrates His First-Ever No. 1 With ‘Mind On You’
“Hell of a way to start the year…” Birge shared on socials.
George Birge; Photo Courtesy of Rich MGMT
George Birge is encouraging his fans to follow their dreams as he celebrates the major feat of landing his first-ever Country radio No. 1 with his debut single, “Mind On You.”
Co-written by Birge with Jaron Boyer, Michael Tyler and Colt Ford, the steamy, late-night love song impacted country radio on Oct. 17 and saw great success this week as it topped the Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country Airplay chart.
Commemorates The Milestone With Family By His Side
Sharing the good news to social media, Birge posted a photo that featured him alongside his wife who donned a “#1” t-shirt and held a silver No. 1 balloon and his kids who sported his merch and held up their fingers to celebrate their dad’s success.
He wrote, “Hell of a way to start the year celebrating back home with the people I love! ❤️🔥 thank you guys for the best year of my life, and hoping every one of y’all will go chase your wildest dreams in ‘24 because if I can, you can too 👊🏻”
Making Waves On Billboard
The accolades continue as “Mind On You” also recently landed Birge’s on the all-genre Hot 100 list for the first time, breaking in at No. 88. Additionally, it garnered 31.6 MILLION radio airplay audience impressions, 1.1 MILLION U.S. streams for the previous week and to top it all off, Birge found himself seated inside the Top 20 on the all-format Radio Songs chart.
George Birge shared several other commemorative posts including one that came in the form of an emotional video message that displayed his raw reaction to the milestone news.
“Well, y’all did it. We did it. Sorry, I’m trying to pull together here,” he said with tears forming in his eyes. “We officially have the number one song in America at Country Radio today, something I’ve dreamed about my entire life, and now I can say for the rest of my life that ‘Mind On You’ was the number one song at Country Radio. When we started this, it was a wild and crazy one in a million dream and I still look back and wonder how I could possibly have thought that we could pull this off, But you guys didn’t quit on me.”
He went on to thank his fans for listening, supporting, and sharing the addicting tune since its release, and country radio for “changing my life” on the last day of 2023. In his caption, he admitted to having “at least a hundred sleepless nights” filled with doubt that this day would ever happen.
“Y’all never quit on me and believed in me even when I didn’t and today we have the NUMBER ONE SONG IN AMERICA,” Birge wrote with pride.
For his most recent post surrounding “Mind On You,” the Texas native shared a screenshot of the song on the top of the charts as a memento of the dream that has finally been fulfilled.
“Last one I swear… maybe… feels pretty wild to see it in print,” he wrote before sharing even more gratitude for his fans. “Y’all have been the small and mighty army behind this song that just wouldn’t quit and against every odd we made it. When I wrote this song I was at a start from scratch point in my life and to be honest it scared the shit out of me, so I just want to say thank y’all for betting on me even at a time when I wasn’t sure if I could be on myself, 2024 is fixin to be a hell of a ride! 🚀”
The song that serves as the title track to his 2023 debut album was recently given a whole new life in the form of a remix featuring charlieonnafriday and Kidd G. This fresh new version puts a more modern twist to the song, sonically as it’s layered with a new set of beats and genre-bending verses by the featured artists.
George Birge will take his rising career to cities across the Eastern U.S. beginning February 1 as he hits the road in support of Parker McCollum. He will perform on select dates of the BURN IT DOWN TOUR 2024, wrapping up on June 1 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.