Buy Me a Boat

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Buy Me a Boat
Buy me a boat album.jpg
Studio album by Chris Janson
Released October 30, 2015 (2015-10-30)
Genre Country
Label Warner Bros. Nashville
Producer
Chris Janson chronology
Take It to the Bank
(2014)
Buy Me a Boat
(2015)
Everybody
(2017)
Singles from Buy Me a Boat
  1. "Buy Me a Boat"
    Released: March 20, 2015
  2. "Power of Positive Drinkin'"
    Released: October 19, 2015
  3. "Holdin' Her"
    Released: May 2, 2016

Buy Me a Boat is the debut album of American country music singer Chris Janson. The album was released on October 30, 2015. It features the singles "Buy Me a Boat", "Power of Positive Drinkin'" and "Holdin' Her".

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[2]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic wrote that "if [the title track's] accompanying album isn't quite up to its standards, it's nevertheless the work of an accomplished writer who knows how to sculpt a song for a wide audience. If Buy Me a Boat can be faulted, it's because its diversity often plays like a demo tape, with Janson crafting songs for any possible contemporary country audience."[2]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 4 on the Top Country Albums chart, and No. 18 on Billboard 200, selling 18,536 copies in its first week.[3] The album has sold 117,100 copies in the US as of March 2017.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Buy Me a Boat"Chris DuBois, Janson2:59
2."Power of Positive Drinkin'"DuBois, Janson, Mark Irwin3:30
3."Under the Sun"Janson, Casey Beathard, Ed Hill3:26
4."Holdin' Her"Janson, James Otto4:05
5."Messin' with Jesus" (featuring Tim McGraw)Janson, Kelly Roland, Pavel Dovgalyuk3:06
6."Right in the Middle"Janson, Brandon Kinney, Justin Wilson2:23
7."Save a Little Sugar"DuBois, Janson, Jim Beavers3:02
8."Back in My Drinkin' Days"Janson, Ken Johnson2:44
9."Where You Come In"Janson, Hill3:17
10."Yeah It Is"Janson, Ken Wright3:18
11."White Trash"Janson, Beathard3:47

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from Buy Me a Boat liner notes.[5]

Musicians[edit]

  • Brent Anderson - acoustic guitar (all tracks except 4), background vocals (all tracks except 3), synthesizer (2), bouzouki (11)
  • David Dorn - Hammond B-3 organ (2, 7, 11), keyboards (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10), synthesizer (7), piano (8), Wurlitzer electric piano (11)
  • Shannon Forrest - drums (4, 5, 9), programming (9)
  • Byron Gallimore - acoustic guitar (9)
  • Chris Janson - vocals (all tracks), acoustic guitar (4), harmonica (8)
  • Troy Lancaster - electric guitar (3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10)
  • Tony Lucido - bass guitar
  • Fred Newell - steel guitar (3, 6, 8, 10)
  • Justin Ostrander - electric guitar (1, 2, 7, 11)
  • Russ Pahl - Jew's harp (7), steel guitar (8)
  • Ben Phillips - drums (except 4, 5, 9), programming (2, 7)
  • Jeff Roach - synthesizer (1, 2)
  • Justin Schipper - steel guitar (4, 5, 9)
  • Will Weatherly - programming (1, 2, 7)
  • Derek Wells - electric guitar (3, 6, 8, 10)

Technical[edit]

Tracks 1, 2, 7, 8, 11
  • Brent Anderson - producer
  • Jeff Balding - recording
  • Matt Coles - assistant
  • Chris DuBois - producer
  • Chris Janson - producer
  • Scott Johnson - production assistant
  • Ben Phillips - recording, digital editing, mixing
  • Will Weatherly - digital editing
Tracks 3-6, 9, 10
  • Stephen Allbritten - assistant (3, 4, 6, and 10 only)
  • Jake Burns - assistant (4, 5, and 9 only)
  • Byron Gallimore - producer, mixing
  • Julian King - recording
  • Erik Lutkins - additional recording (3, 4, 6, and 10 only)
  • Ernesto Olivera - assistant (3, 6, and 10 only)
All tracks
  • Adam Ayan - mastering
  • Eric Brown - photography
  • Katherine Petillo - art direction, design
  • Shane Tarleton - creative director

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[6] 18
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[7] 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hollabaugh, Lorie (August 11, 2015). "Chris Janson's Warner Bros. Debut Coming This Fall". MusicRow. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Buy Me a Boat". Allmusic. Retrieved 29 October 2015. 
  3. ^ Edward Morris (November 10, 2015). "Chris Stapleton Hits No. 1 After Awards Show Ascension". CMT. 
  4. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 5, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: March 6, 2017". Roughstock. 
  5. ^ Buy Me a Boat (CD booklet). Chris Janson. Warner Bros. Records Nashville. 2015. 552159-2. 
  6. ^ "Chris Janson Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  7. ^ "Chris Janson Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved November 10, 2015.