The artist behind the triple platinum The Git Up originally had CountryTime earmarked as his debut single, before feeling compelled to change plans after penning The Git Up.
CountryTime has seen a huge surge in popularity after being featured in the first episode of the hugely successful Ginny & Georgia.
The music video for the fast-paced, unconventional, unpredictable song was filmed in 2018 and mirrors the story of the song. Written about being so down and on the precipice of making a mistake out of desperation but choosing positivity instead, the video depicts Blanco’s frustration with the bank (the blue and red), plotting a robbery before choosing a better path for himself, in this case, music. Whether due to coincidence or having been influenced by the song’s lyrics, the main character of Ginny & Georgia (Georgia) experiences similar hardships throughout the show. Show creator Sarah Lampert shared that the song was an inspiration in writing the character of Georgia and frequently played CountryTime while writing.
“I heard the song on a playlist randomly when I was working and it immediately became Georgia’s song when I was writing. Georgia has to balance so many different things, she’s beautiful, brilliant, devious, loving, dangerous and funny. The song felt like that for me. It was a blend of all different styles and was so unique in tone but fun and energetic,” she explains. “That became the song for Georgia that I’d play in the writers room. It had the fun energy I wanted for the show with an edge of something else brewing under the surface and had surprises. Also, it had that country flavor. I love it and that’s why it was put in that montage of Georgia in the pilot when we are first getting to know her.”
Speaking about he track becoming an inspiration for Ginny & Georgia, Blanco Brown added, “To have a fellow creator be inspired by your work is an unbelievable feeling and makes me want to work harder—thank you, Sarah for helping share my purpose with the world. Like most things in life, our plans for this song and video didn’t go the way we originally thought but I always felt there was something special about this song and I’m incredibly grateful to be here to witness this moment.”
image of Blanco Brown courtesy Nathan McEvoy