Texas native’s profession thrives months after viral TikTok track ‘Beer Beer, Truck Truck’

Austin, Texas – The power of social media can be life changing, and no one knows it better than native Austro-born George Birge.

He turned a TikTok response video into a top chart song and eventually started his career as a country artist.

The hit song began its viral journey on June 18, 2021. That was the day that changed Birge’s life forever.

But let’s go back quickly.

The country artist had a musical calling for most of his life growing up in Austin.

“I’ve been playing Sixth Street since I was 14 years old with SX {guitar} on my hand,” said Birge. “As the live music capital of the world, it’s a very special place to grow up just because you can hear music everywhere.”

Music is something he couldn’t escape.

“I’m trying to go to college, get a desk job, and do the right thing,” said Birge. “But I was just always obsessed with writing and singing country music. I live for it. “

But when the time is right … the time is right.


So let’s jump forward.

The inspiration for the song “Beer Beer, Truck Truck” came from Erynn Chambers, a social media influencer and TikToker.

She posted a joke video about country songs on TikTok and eventually gave the melody for the song.

Birge reacted and their fates coincided.

“It feels pretty amazing just seeing how the internet can come together like that,” said Chambers. “It was a consistently positive experience as all of my interactions with George were great and he was always very open to giving me credit.”

“I think there was just a lot for people who could connect with this song,” said Birge. “As a songwriter, I was very flattered to get all these comments from people who told me how they built the story into their own lives.”

Now, let’s get to what followed after the song was released.


Birge made a guest appearance on the Bobby Bones Country Radio Show at the end of June.

In August he appeared on NPR’s “All Things Considered”.

Seen in a song alongside rapper Nelly in August.

He has also toured with artists such as Jake Owen and Brantley Gilbert.

He also wrote songs on Clay Walker’s latest album, Texas to Tennessee, which was released in July.

In fact, Walker was the one who convinced Birge to join TikTok.

“George is the real deal,” said Walker. “He’s an incredible singer and songwriter – the complete package.”

“It is not an exaggeration to say that the song completely changed my life,” said Birge.

Fast forward to now, almost six months later.

“Mind on you” is his latest single and is now available on all streaming platforms.

He’s just finishing up his tour and putting the finishing touches on his EP, due out next year.


“Beer Beer, Truck Truck” has exceeded 10 million streams.

Birge hopes that this TikTok song sensation is the beginning of a long career.

“Country music is my passion,” says Birge. “I do it with pleasure. And as far as I can take it, I want to go that far. “

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