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Chris Janson
Born (1986-{{padleft:4|2|0}-02) April 2, 1986 (age 31)<ref name="toc baby">Vinson, Christina (2 October 2013). "Chris Janson expecting a baby on his birthday". Taste of Country. Retrieved 18 August 2015. </ref><ref name="allmusic">Leggett, Steve. "Chris Janson biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 August 2015. </ref>
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
Associated acts

Chris Janson (born April 2, 1986) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He was born in Perryville, Missouri to Pierre Janson and Carrie (Bowling) Janson. He has written singles for Tim McGraw among others, and has played harmonica for Lee Brice. Janson has also recorded a full-length album, Buy Me a Boat, Everybody, through Warner Bros. Records Nashville. The 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. Besides this album, Janson has released one extended play each for Bigger Picture Music Group, Columbia Records. and Warner Bros. Records.

Musical career

Janson was born April 2, 1986 in Perryville, Missouri. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee after finishing high school.<ref name="allmusic"/>

In June 2009, Janson co-wrote and recorded two duets with Holly Williams on her album Here with Me: "I Hold On" and "A Love I Think Will Last."<ref>"Here with Me". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 August 2015. </ref> Janson signed to BNA Records in October 2009<ref>Skates, Sarah (22 October 2009). "BNA signs Chris Janson". MusicRow. Retrieved 19 April 2010. </ref> and released his debut single, "'Til a Woman Comes Along," in April 2010. Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the single a five-star rating, with his review praising Janson's vocals as well as the arrangement.<ref>Bjorke, Matt (1 April 2010). "Chris Janson — "'Til a Woman Comes Along"". Roughstock. Archived from the original on 12 June 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2010. </ref> The song debuted at No. 56 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week ending May 1, 2010.<ref>"Chart Highlights". Billboard. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 19 April 2010. </ref>

After BNA was re-structured, Janson left the label.<ref name="allmusic"/> He co-wrote Tim McGraw's 2012 single "Truck Yeah,"<ref>http://tasteofcountry.com/tim-mcgraw-truck-yeah-lyrics/</ref> played harmonica on the track "Beer" from Lee Brice's album Hard 2 Love,<ref>"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2012-11-16. </ref> 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.

In 2013, he signed to Bigger Picture Music Group and released "Better I Don't."<ref>http://www.americansongwriter.com/2013/01/track-review-chris-janson-better-i-dont/</ref> Janson wrote the song with his wife, Kelly, and Pat Bunch,<ref>http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-615/1558429/615-spotlight-chris-jansons-better-i-dont-follows-tim-mcgraw</ref> and Keith Stegall produced it.<ref name="allmusic"/> "Better I Don't" peaked at number 40 on Country Airplay in mid 2013. A second single, "Cut Me Some Slack," peaked at number 60 before Bigger Picture closed in 2014. That same year, Columbia Records released Take It to the Bank, which included "Til a Woman Comes Along" and other songs that he had recorded while on BNA.

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.<ref name="allmusic"/><ref>http://www.billboard.com/files/pdfs/bcu_mw_0326.pdf</ref> It was officially released as a single via Warner Bros. Records Nashville in May 2015,<ref>http://www.billboard.com/files//pdfs/country_update_0511.pdf</ref> and became Janson's first top 5 hit by August. In September, Janson announced that his debut studio album, also titled Buy Me a Boat, would be released on October 30.<ref>"Chris Janson on Long Path to New 'Buy Me a Boat' Album". Rolling Stone Country. September 15, 2015. Retrieved September 16, 2015. </ref> "Buy Me a Boat" peaked at No. 3 on Country Airplay, and No. 1 on Mediabase.<ref>"Mediabase September 20, 2015". Mediabase. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2015. </ref> The album also includes the singles "Power of Positive Drinkin'" and "Holdin' Her". Also in 2015, Janson co-wrote LoCash's "I Love This Life."<ref>Bjorke, Matt (22 October 2015). "LOCASH "I Love This Life" EP Review". Roughstock. Retrieved 4 November 2015. </ref> Also in 2016, Janson co-wrote Randy Houser's "Song Number 7."

Janson performed on the third day of the 2016 Republican National Convention.<ref>"WATCH | Chris Janson on stage at the Republican National Convention". WKYC. Retrieved 24 July 2016. </ref>

Janson's second album for Warner Bros., Everybody, was released in September 2017. Its lead single is "Fix a Drink".

Musical stylings

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..."<ref>http://www.nashvillegab.com/2013/08/chris-janson-says-cut-me-some-slack.html</ref>

Personal life

Chris Janson is married to Kelly Lynn.<ref name="toc baby"/> They have four children, two of whom are from Lynn's previous marriage .<ref>Vinson, Christina (20 March 2014). "Chris Janson and Wife Welcome Baby Boy". Taste of Country. Retrieved 18 August 2015. </ref>

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart
positions
Sales
US Country
<ref name="billboard country">"Chris Janson Chart History - Top Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017. </ref>
US
<ref name="billboard 200">"Chris Janson Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017. </ref>
Buy Me a Boat 4 18
Everybody
  • Release date: September 22, 2017
  • Label: Warner Bros. Records
7 53

Extended plays

Title Details Peak chart
positions
Sales
US Country
<ref name="billboard country"/>
US
Heat

<ref>"Chris Janson Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017. </ref>
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

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Sales Album
US Country
<ref>"Chris Janson Chart History - Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017. </ref>
US Country Airplay
<ref>"Chris Janson Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017. </ref>
US
<ref>"Chris Janson Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017. </ref>
CAN Country
<ref>"Chris Janson Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017. </ref>
CAN
<ref>"Chris Janson Chart History - Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 28, 2017. </ref>
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
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"Power of Positive Drinkin'" 46 35 49
2016 "Holdin' Her" 25 20 —<ref group="upper-alpha"></ref> 49
2017 "Fix a Drink" 10 2 67 4 Everybody
"Drunk Girl"<ref>"Single Releases : MusicRow". MusicRow. Archived from the original on November 29, 2017. Retrieved November 29, 2017. </ref> 55 43
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Promotional singles

Year Single
2013 "Tomahawk"
2014 "Hang On"
2015 "Outlaw Ways"

Music videos

Year Video Director
2010 "'Til a Woman Comes Along"<ref>"'Til A Woman Comes Along - Chris Janson - Vevo". Vevo. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 20 August 2015. </ref> Chris Hicky
"Let Me Tell Ya the Story"<ref>"Let Me Tell Ya the Story - Chris Janson - Vevo". Vevo. Retrieved 21 April 2017. </ref> N/A
2013 "Better I Don't"<ref>"CMT : Videos : Chris Janson : Better I Don't". Country Music Television. Retrieved March 28, 2013. </ref> Wes Edwards
2015 "Buy Me a Boat"<ref>"CMT : Videos : Chris Janson : Buy Me A Boat". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 11, 2015. </ref> P. R. Brown
2016 "Power of Positive Drinkin'"<ref>"CMT : Videos : Chris Janson : Power of Positive Drinkin'". Country Music Television. Retrieved January 9, 2016. </ref> Michael Monaco
"Holdin' Her" Edgar Esteves
2017 "Fix a Drink" Michael Monaco

Notes

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External links

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