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Chris Janson

www.chrisjanson.com

Artist Bio

In case you haven’t heard, Warner Music Nashville’s Chris Janson is not your typical country artist. He operates on a totally different wavelength, and with his second album, Everybody, we’re all getting tuned in!

Both a crowd-pleasing fixture on the historic Grand Ole Opry and a viral hit maker, he’s been straddling the divide between country’s past and future. A self-taught multi-instrumental wizard; a red-hot fireball of a performer; and a gifted songwriter whose deep messages are often delivered with a clever, lighthearted smirk, those in the know recognize Janson as one of the genre’s most captivating total-package phenomenons.

Superstars have turned into believers, with Keith Urban and Vince Gill calling Janson his pick for Entertainer of the Year and artists as diverse as Tim McGraw, Hank Williams Jr., Justin Moore, LoCash and many others recording his songs.

But now, coming off the career-defining success of his Platinum certified get-rich smash “Buy Me a Boat” and its Top 5 album of the same name, Janson’s turning his creativity loose. And with Everybody, he combines all the elements that make him unique, once and for all.

“With this one you really get a sense of who I am,” he says, reclining into the wicker chair on his back porch where much of Everybody was written. “No one could ever question if it’s real or not, or if I’m really this guy. I lived all these songs, I wrote all these songs and they all come from an absolutely real place.”

Twelve new tracks show off the contrasting shades of Janson’s world. Both a restless ball of energy and a dedicated husband and father, his new tunes bound between jacked-up enthusiasm and heartfelt tenderness. Rafter-shaking electric guitars weave in and out of twangy, pure-country vocals, while homespun hooks and acoustic melodies bring soaring themes of love, life, and legacy down to earth.

Each song was co-written by the rising star himself, and then co-produced with a top-shelf team of Brent Anderson, Chris DuBois, Scott Hendricks and Craig Wiseman. And once it was finished he decided to name it Everybody, because that’s who it’s for.

“I don’t want to come off corny by saying ‘There’s a song for everybody,’ but there really is,” Janson explains. “I wanted to make it a diverse record. I didn’t want to be pigeon holed into one sound or approach, so I wrote a bunch of songs that each had their own individual style.”

The rollicking realist from “Buy Me a Boat” shows back up in “Fix a Drink,” the album’s first single and one of the fastest rising hit of his career. Frenzied early-arrivers to Sam Hunt’s 15 in a 30 Tour have already turned it into an anthemic live-show highlight, and a string of headlining dates this fall are sure to add to its reputation.

“Every day at my house or on the bus something stops working, or breaks down, and I don’t know how to fix a lot of it, so what do I do? Well, I can fix a drink.”

It’s a near-perfect mirror of Janson’s personality – grinning and playful, but balanced by his own brand of down-home wisdom – and that’s what guided the whole project. Janson was determined to show what makes him tick.

The title track “Everybody” includes a foot-stomping groove and a few more laughs inspired by society’s celebrity fixation, while “Redneck Life” puts the hammer down for a wild-eyed cocktail of punk and country the singer describes as “Social Distortion meets Waylon Jennings.” It offers the best glimpse yet into Janson’s harmonica wielding, 100-mph concerts.

The devoted family man from his Top 20 hit “Holdin’ Her” is revealed again by heart-melting slow jams like “Bein’ a Dad” (something he wouldn’t trade for the world), “Eyes for Nobody” (dedicated to his wife Kelly), and the deceptively-titled “Drunk Girl,” which despite its title is actually a stunning piano ballad about personal integrity.

“I believe you show respect to everybody, especially women. For me, ‘drunk girl’ goes to the heart of that.”

Meanwhile, “Name On It” claims a perfect night in the name of true love, sharing the feel of a romantic radio hit with “Little Bit of Both.” That one’s drenched in flirtatious fun and a strutting horn section – a career first that fits even better than he imagined.

“Our World” and “Who’s Your Farmer” show off his backwoods authenticity (he’s a lifelong outdoorsman), and “Out There” is filled with the unshakable optimism that steered “Buy Me a Boat,” bringing his second album full circle.

“I took the time to write what I wanted to, say what I wanted to, and just have fun,” he explains. “That’s the biggest difference. The Buy Me a Boat album was like trying to catch a wave, but when I started on this record I just felt at peace.”

In short, it’s the realization of a vision he’s been crafting since his childhood, and his most complete self-portrait yet.

“I love this record,” he says plainly. “I come from a dream-big lifestyle and made something out of nothing by working really hard, and I just hope people find happiness and a little bit of themselves in it. To me it’s one of those ‘I still can’t believe this is happening’ things.”

Fans, friends, critics and country-radio tastemakers alike have all seen this coming. Now, Everybody is on the same page.

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Tour Dates

Feb 18 2020
Grand Ole Opry House
Nashville, TN
Feb 21 2020
City National Grove Of Anaheim
Anaheim, CA
Feb 22 2020
Riverside County Fairgrounds
Indio, CA
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Feb 28 2020
Mars Music Hall
Huntsville, AL
Feb 29 2020
Egyptian Theatre
Dekalb, IL
Mar 07 2020
Coral Sky Amphitheatre
West Palm Beach, FL
Mar 13 2020
TBA
Columbus, OH
Mar 14 2020
Inn of the Mountain Gods Resort & Casino
Mescalero, NM
Mar 17 2020
Fillmore Auditorium
Denver, CO
Mar 20 2020
The Paramount Theater
Charlottesville, VA
Mar 21 2020
Hampton Roads Convention Center
Hampton, VA
Mar 22 2020
Grand Ole Opry House
Nashville, TN
Apr 17 2020
Chinook Winds Casino Resort
Lincoln City, OR
Apr 18 2020
Chinook Winds Casino Resort
Lincoln City, OR
Apr 19 2020
Country Thunder Arizona
Florence, AZ
Apr 23 2020
Motorcity Casino Hotel
Detroit, MI
Apr 24 2020
Tabernacle
Atlanta, GA
Apr 25 2020
Columbus Civic Center
Columbus, GA
Apr 26 2020
Bayside Stadium
Orlando, FL
May 07 2020
Fillmore New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
May 14 2020
Huntington Event Park
Saginaw, MI
May 16 2020
Charlotte Motor Speedway
Concord, NC
May 22 2020
Wolfstock
Louisville, TN
May 23 2020
Flannagan's Dublin
Columbus, OH
May 29 2020
Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
Hampton Beach, NH
May 30 2020
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City
Atlantic City, NJ
Jun 05 2020
Carolina Country Music Fest
Myrtle Beach, SC
Jun 12 2020
Winstock Grounds
Winsted, MN
Jun 26 2020
Days of 47 Arena
Salt Lake City, UT
Jun 27 2020
Gordy's HWY 30 Music Festival
Filer, ID
Jul 10 2020
ND Country Fest
New Salem, ND
Jul 11 2020
Indian Ranch
Webster, MA
Jul 12 2020
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
Jul 17 2020
Country Jam USA Inc
Eau Claire, WI
Jul 23 2020
Delaware State Fair
Harrington, DE
Jul 24 2020
Guthrie's River Ruckus
Guthrie Center, IA
Aug 02 2020
Rockin' River Music Festival
Merritt, Canada
Aug 26 2020
Kootenai County Fairgrounds - North Idaho State Fair & Rodeo
Coeur D'alene, ID

News

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10/23/2017

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09/22/2017

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