Blanco Brown in the ICU After Suffering “Significant Injuries” From Head-On Collision

Blanco Brown in the ICU After Suffering “Significant Injuries” From Head-On Collision

“The Git Up” singer Blanco Brown was involved in a head-on collision near his home in Atlanta on Aug. 31. Blanco suffered “significant injures” from the crash. He has already undergone a 12-hour surgery, and is currently in the ICU. Additional surgeries are expected.

Blanco’s label, BBR Music Group, released a statement on his behalf on Sept. 3.

“BBR Music Group’s beloved Blanco Brown, the artist behind 2019’s worldwide viral smash “The Git Up” and current hit “Just The Way” was involved in a head-on collision Monday night near his home in Atlanta, GA. The accomplished writer, vocalist and Grammy-nominated producer suffered significant injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he underwent a 12-hour surgery to address those traumas. Additional surgeries are expected as he currently rests in the ICU. Blanco, his family and his friends ask for your prayers during this time.”

Blanco’s viral hit, “The Git Up,” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 12 weeks. He released his debut album, Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs, in October 2019. 

Blanco teamed with Parmalee for his new single, “Just the Way,” which is currently No. 44 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart after 15 weeks.

photo by Tammie Arroyo,

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”


Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell