by: KRISTIN M. HALL, Associated Press

Posted: Sep 3, 2020 / 11:24 am EDT
Updated: September 3, 2020 / 11:49 a.m. EDT

FILE – Blanco Brown plays “The Git Up” at the Teen Choice Awards in Hermosa Beach, California on August 11, 2019. Brown is in intensive care after suffering serious injuries in a head-on collision near Atlanta. A statement from his record label BBR Music Group said the writer and producer was injured Monday night and taken to a local hospital where he had a 12-hour operation. (Photo by Danny Moloshok / Invision / AP File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Git Up singer Blanco Brown is in intensive care after suffering serious injuries in a head-on collision near Atlanta.

A statement from his record label BBR Music Group said the writer and producer was injured Monday night and taken to a local hospital where he had a 12-hour operation. Additional surgeries are expected and his family asks for prayers.

Brown’s combination of country and trap music, often heavily reliant on 808 kick drum sounds and hi-hat cymbals, went viral on the TikTok app, where people recreated his dance moves or added their own dances and used #TheGitUpChallenge marked.

The song spent 12 weeks on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart and peaked at number 14 on the Hot 100 of all genres. Last year he released his BBR Music Group debut album “Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs”.