George Birge Teases New Music, Talks ‘Mind on You’ Success & More

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It’s been an exciting year for George Birge and it doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon. Not only has he released new music and plotted a tour, but the rising country star also teamed up with Bud Light just in time for the summer season.

As part of his partnership, Birge and several country hitmakers will perform for fans 21 and older in age at Billboard presents Bud Light Backyard, a two-day concert event at Tin Roof Broadway set amid CMA Fest. While the singer is scheduled to hit the stage, alongside Dasha and LOCASH on June 8, Alana Springsteen, Corey Kent and Dalton Dover will kick off festivities on June 7.

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Since the launch of his counterpart Bud Light Backyard session, Birge spoke to Billboard exclusively about the team-up, the one-year anniversary of his debut album, Mind on You, and what fans can expect from him this summer.

Billboard and Bud Light are two brands that are synonymous with good times and country music, so it is an honor to be invited to be performing at this event,” Birge said of the upcoming event, admitting that he and his friends are ready to “cut loose.” “My favorite part of performing at a collaborative event like this is just bringing friends together around country music.”

The affair, which will be held at Tin Roof Broadway, is a venue that Birge said he visited as a young musician when he was brand-new to Nashville, revealing that he was “blown away by the songwriting and talent” in the town at the time.

As for his Bud Light Backyard session, Birge recalled, “It was the kind of day dreams are made of. Perfect weather, good friends, music and stories. Nothing better than having the grill fired up and relaxing with a cold Bud Light.”

With the one-year anniversary of his debut album, Mind on You, behind him, George has described his last year as “the wildest” of his life.” “From connecting with fans, to having my first hit, to touring the country in venues I only dreamed about playing when I started. It has been pretty surreal to sit back and take a moment to just be thankful for the opportunity country music and country fans have given me,” he explained.

While his fans were treated to a new EP, Cowboy Songs, in April, it seems as if the singer is already prepping some new music in the near future, along with his scheduled tour dates. We are hitting the road with Sam Hunt and Luke Bryan. We have “Cowboy Songs” climbing the chart at country radio and we may even have more music in store,” he revealed. “It’s going to be a great summer!”

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