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.
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.