Tim McGraw and Blanco Brown Join Forces on ‘Don’t Take The Girl’

Country superstar Tim McGraw recently teamed up with “The Git Up” singer Blanco Brown for a jaw-dropping rendition of his…


Lauren Jo Black

| Posted on

October 9, 2019


2:12 pm

Share on:

Blanco Brown, Tim McGraw; Photo via YouTube

Country superstar Tim McGraw recently teamed up with “The Git Up” singer Blanco Brown for a jaw-dropping rendition of his 1994 hit “Don’t Take The Girl.” And lucky for fans, it was all captured on video.

“I saw a story recently about Blanco Brown growing up in Atlanta, spending summers in the country with his mom and aunty,” McGraw wrote in a social media post. “He mentioned that ‘Don’t Take The Girl’ was one of the first country songs he was turned on to. When I heard our paths were finally gonna cross in Australia, I reached out…and this is how it went…. I’m a fan.”

In the just-released video, McGraw and Brown trade vocals on the song that helped launch McGraw’s career and greatly influenced Brown’s. Watch it all go down in the clip below.

YouTube video


At the end of the video, Brown is seemingly beaming with joy and calls the moment a “dream” as McGraw turns to hug his neck.

“That was awesome,” McGraw tells him. “You lit that song up!”

“When I first heard the song, when I heard, ‘Johnny’s daddy was taking him fishing,’ I was just like, ‘this is amazing,” but I never knew what the song meant,” Brown explains in the clip. “Then, when I reviewed it again, and listened over and over again, I was like, ‘this song is so deep and full of purpose.’ Then, I decided to make my whole life about purpose and don’t make my street circumstances be my reality. It all started with Tim.”

At the end of the clip, McGraw suggests that they should work together again, so maybe we’ll see more from McGraw and Brown. Until then, we’ll be watching this clip on repeat.

Share on:

Lauren Jo Black

Written by

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.