Chris Janson

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Chris Janson
Birth name Christopher Pierre Janson
Born (1986-04-02) April 2, 1986 (age 32)[1][2]
Perryville, Missouri, US
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, US
Genres Country
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • harmonica
  • guitar
  • bass
  • piano
  • banjo
  • drums
Years active 2009–present
Labels

Christopher Pierre Janson (born April 2, 1986) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He was born in Perryville, Missouri, to Pierre Janson and Carrie Lee (Bowling) Janson. He has written singles for Tim McGraw among others. Janson has also recorded two full-length albums, Buy Me a Boat and Everybody, through Warner Bros. Records Nashville. The first album's title track was a Top 5 hit on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts, and No. 1 on the country music charts published by Mediabase, in late 2015.

Musical career[edit]

Janson was born April 2, 1986, in Perryville, Missouri. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee, after finishing high school.[2] Janson is a 3-time CMA nominee, platinum-selling, high-octane entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, award-winning singer/songwriter, and the youngest living member of the Grand Ole Opry.

He co-wrote Tim McGraw's 2012 single "Truck Yeah,"[3] and wrote the title track to Justin Moore's 2013 album Off the Beaten Path. Janson has also had additional songs recorded by Hank Williams, Jr., Tim McGraw, Randy Houser, Joe Nichols, Parmalee, Frankie Ballard, Tyler Farr, Jerrod Niemann, Craig Campbell, JB and the Moonshine Band, and LoCash.

Janson self-released the single "Buy Me a Boat" in early 2015. The song debuted at No. 33 on Hot Country Songs after it received airplay on the Bobby Bones Show.[2][4] It was officially released as a single via Warner Bros. Records Nashville in May 2015,[5] and became Janson's first Number 1 on Mediabase.[6]. Also in 2015, Janson co-wrote LoCash's "I Love This Life."[7] Also in 2016, Janson co-wrote Randy Houser's "Song Number 7."

Janson's second album for Warner Bros., Everybody, was released in September 2017. Its lead single is "Fix a Drink"which went to Number 1 on Mediabase in November 2017 [8]is the chart-topping follow up to his No. 1 debut smash and summer anthem, “Buy Me A Boat. His current single, “Drunk Girl,” is climbing the country airplay charts and won “Song of the Year” at the MusicRow awards. In October of 2018, it's top 10 on Mediabase and Billboard.

Janson is nominated for 3 CMA awards (2018), including Best New Artist, as well as Song of the Year and Video of the year for “Drunk Girl,” a song written from a father’s perspective which is receiving a lot of praise from his fans.[9]

On February 6, 2018, during his first, sold out headlining show at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, country star Keith Urban invited Janson to become the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry.

On March 20, 2018, Garth Brooks, Opry member since 1990, inducted Janson into the Grand Ole Opry making him the youngest Opry member. [10]

Janson closed out the 53rd ACM Awards with what Rolling Stone called a “must-see performance,” and he floored his audience at Stagecoach.

Musical stylings[edit]

Nashville Gab wrote that "He is explosive on stage and completely unpredictable. I compare his live set to a wild horse, it's not meant to be tamed. He brings a blue-collar, redneck edge to every show that seems to be lacking in country music these days. Chris Janson is the future of country music..."[11]

Personal life[edit]

Chris Janson is married to Kelly Lynn.[1] They have four children, two of whom are from Lynn's previous marriage .[12]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
Sales
US Country
[13]
US
[14]
Buy Me a Boat 4 18
Everybody
  • Release date: September 22, 2017
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
7 53

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
Sales
US Country
[13]
US
Heat

[17]
Chris Janson 47 27
Take It to the Bank
The Fix a Drink EP
  • Release date: June 9, 2017
  • Label: Warner Bros. Nashville
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Sales Album
US Country
[20]
US Country Airplay
[21]
US
[22]
CAN Country
[23]
CAN
[24]
2010 "'Til a Woman Comes Along" 52 52 Take It to the Bank
2013 "Better I Don't" 40 Chris Janson
"Cut Me Some Slack" 60
2015 "Buy Me a Boat" 2 3 41 2 50
  • US: 2x Platinum[25]
  • CAN: Gold[26]
Buy Me a Boat
"Power of Positive Drinkin'" 46 35 49
2016 "Holdin' Her" 25 20 [A] 49
2017 "Fix a Drink" 10 2 67 4 Everybody
"Drunk Girl" 14 7 82 27
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2010 "'Til a Woman Comes Along"[32] Chris Hicky
"Let Me Tell Ya the Story"[33] N/A
2013 "Better I Don't"[34] Wes Edwards
2015 "Buy Me a Boat"[35] P. R. Brown
2016 "Power of Positive Drinkin'"[36] Michael Monaco
"Holdin' Her" Edgar Esteves
2017 "Fix a Drink" Michael Monaco
"Redneck Life"[37]
"Drunk Girl (Acoustic Live Video)" Alex Chaloff
2018 "Drunk Girl"[38] Jeff Venable

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Holdin' Her" did not enter the US Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 15 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[28]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vinson, Christina (2 October 2013). "Chris Janson expecting a baby on his birthday". Taste of Country. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Leggett, Steve. "Chris Janson biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  3. ^ http://tasteofcountry.com/tim-mcgraw-truck-yeah-lyrics/
  4. ^ http://www.billboard.com/files/pdfs/bcu_mw_0326.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.billboard.com/files//pdfs/country_update_0511.pdf
  6. ^ http://pdf.mediabase.com/PDFChart.aspx?
  7. ^ Bjorke, Matt (22 October 2015). "LOCASH "I Love This Life" EP Review". Roughstock. Retrieved 4 November 2015.
  8. ^ https://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/171685/chris-janson-goes-1-with-fix-a-drink
  9. ^ https://www.cmaworld.com/country-music-association-announces-52nd-annual-cma-awards-nominees/
  10. ^ https://www.opry.com/press/releases/2018/chris-janson-inducted-into-the-grand-ole-opry
  11. ^ http://www.nashvillegab.com/2013/08/chris-janson-says-cut-me-some-slack.html
  12. ^ Vinson, Christina (20 March 2014). "Chris Janson and Wife Welcome Baby Boy". Taste of Country. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  13. ^ a b "Chris Janson Chart History – Top Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  14. ^ "Chris Janson Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  15. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 5, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: March 6, 2017". Roughstock.
  16. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 24, 2018). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: September 24, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  17. ^ "Chris Janson Chart History – Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  18. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. Archived from the original on October 17, 2015.
  19. ^ Bjorke, Matt (June 19, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: June 19, 2017". Roughstock.
  20. ^ "Chris Janson Chart History – Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  21. ^ "Chris Janson Chart History – Country Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  22. ^ "Chris Janson Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  23. ^ "Chris Janson Chart History – Canada Country". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  24. ^ "Chris Janson Chart History – Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017.
  25. ^ "American single certifications – Chris Janson – Buy Me a Boat". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  26. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Chris Janson – Buy Me a Boat". Music Canada.
  27. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 28, 2016). "Top 30 Digital Singles Sales Report: November 28, 2016". Roughstock.
  28. ^ "Chris Janson Chart History – Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
  29. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 22, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Single Sales Chart: March 22, 2017". Roughstock.
  30. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 15, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: November 14, 2017". Roughstock.
  31. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 5, 2018). "The Top 30 Digital Country Tracks: September 5, 2018". RoughStock. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  32. ^ "'Til A Woman Comes Along – Chris Janson – Vevo". Vevo. 18 May 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  33. ^ "Let Me Tell Ya the Story – Chris Janson – Vevo". Vevo. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  34. ^ "CMT : Videos : Chris Janson : Better I Don't". Country Music Television. Retrieved March 28, 2013.
  35. ^ "CMT : Videos : Chris Janson : Buy Me A Boat". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 11, 2015.
  36. ^ "CMT : Videos : Chris Janson : Power of Positive Drinkin'". Country Music Television. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  37. ^ ": Chris Janson Embraces His "Redneck Life"". Country Fan Cast. Retrieved May 18, 2018.
  38. ^ "Rolling Stone : Chris Janson : Drunk Girl". Rolling Stone Magazine. Retrieved May 23, 2018.

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