About Chris Janson
Chris Janson was born on April 2, 1986, and has strived to create an impact on country music ever since. As soon as he finished high school, Janson moved to Nashville to pursue his dream of music.
Janson made his musical breakthrough in 2009 when he co-wrote and recorded two duets with Holly Williams on Here With Me. Later that year, he signed to BNA Records and released his debut single “Til a Woman Comes Along”. Matt Bjorke from Roughstock praised Janson’s vocals and arrangement of the song and gave the single a five-star rating.
The restructuring of BNA Records prompted Janson to leave the label. Before signing to a different label, Janson co-wrote “Truck Yeah” by Tim McGraw, played the harmonica for Lee Brice’s “Beer”, and wrote the intro track to Justin Moore’s Off The Beaten Path.
In 2013, Janson signed to McGraw’s Bigger Picture Music Group and released “Better I Don’t”, which peaked at number 40 on Country Airplay. After his second single, however, Bigger Picture Music Group closed.
In 2015, Janson released the single “Buy Me a Boat” on his own, which would later officially be released by Warner Bros. Records Nashville. After its official release, the song quickly became Janson’s first top five hit. His debut studio album, which was also titled Buy Me a Boat, was released on October 30th and included singles like “Power of Positive Drinkin’” and “Holdin’ Her”.
Janson embarked on his first ever headlining tour in 2018, which would sell out at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. After this feat, Keith Urban invited him to become the latest performer of the Grand Ole Opry.
Nashville Gab compares Chris Janson’s live concert to “a wild horse, and is not to be tamed”. He explains that Janson brings a blue-collar edge to every live performance, which is severely lacking in today’s country music. If you don’t want to miss Chris Janson performing live in concert, make sure you grab your tickets on ScoreBig today!