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Chris Janson
Chris Janson
Christopher Pierre Janson
Born (1986-04-02) April 2, 1986 (age 32)[1][2]
Perryville, Missouri, US
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, US
Genres Country
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • harmonica
  • guitar
  • bass
  • piano
  • banjo
  • drums
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, and has played harmonica for Lee Brice. 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. Besides these albums, 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.[2]

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."[3] Janson signed to BNA Records in October 2009[4] 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.[5] The song debuted at No. 56 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week ending May 1, 2010.[6]

After BNA was restructured, Janson left the label.[2] He co-wrote Tim McGraw's 2012 single "Truck Yeah,"[7] played harmonica on the track "Beer" from Lee Brice's album Hard 2 Love,[8] 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."[9] Janson wrote the song with his wife, Kelly, and Pat Bunch,[10] and Keith Stegall produced it.[2] "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.[2][11] It was officially released as a single via Warner Bros. Records Nashville in May 2015,[12] 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.[13] "Buy Me a Boat" peaked at No. 3 on Country Airplay, and No. 1 on Mediabase.[14] 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."[15] Also in 2016, Janson co-wrote Randy Houser's "Song Number 7."

Janson performed on the third day of the 2016 Republican National Convention.[16]

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

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.

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..."[17]

Personal life

Chris Janson is married to Kelly Lynn.[1] They have four children, two of whom are from Lynn's previous marriage .[18]

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart
positions
Sales
US Country
[19]
US
[20]
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
[19]
US
Heat

[23]
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
[26]
US Country Airplay
[27]
US
[28]
CAN Country
[29]
CAN
[30]
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 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" 27 24 -- -- --
"--" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos

Year Video Director
2010 "'Til a Woman Comes Along"[38] Chris Hicky
"Let Me Tell Ya the Story"[39] N/A
2013 "Better I Don't"[40] Wes Edwards
2015 "Buy Me a Boat"[41] P. R. Brown
2016 "Power of Positive Drinkin'"[42] Michael Monaco
"Holdin' Her" Edgar Esteves
2017 "Fix a Drink" Michael Monaco
"Redneck Life"[43]
"Drunk Girl (Acoustic Live Video)" Alex Chaloff
2018 "Drunk Girl"[44] Jeff Venable

Notes

  1. ^ "Holdin' Her" did not enter the US Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 15 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[34]

References

  1. ^ a b Vinson, Christina (2 October 2013). "Chris Janson expecting a baby on his birthday". Taste of Country. Retrieved 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Leggett, Steve. "Chris Janson biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2015. 
  3. ^ "Here with Me". Allmusic. Retrieved 2015. 
  4. ^ Skates, Sarah (22 October 2009). "BNA signs Chris Janson". MusicRow. Retrieved 2010. 
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (1 April 2010). "Chris Janson -- "'Til a Woman Comes Along"". Roughstock. Archived from the original on 12 June 2010. Retrieved 2010. 
  6. ^ "Chart Highlights". Billboard. 19 April 2010. Retrieved 2010. 
  7. ^ http://tasteofcountry.com/tim-mcgraw-truck-yeah-lyrics/
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-12-05. Retrieved . 
  9. ^ http://www.americansongwriter.com/2013/01/track-review-chris-janson-better-i-dont/
  10. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/the-615/1558429/615-spotlight-chris-jansons-better-i-dont-follows-tim-mcgraw
  11. ^ http://www.billboard.com/files/pdfs/bcu_mw_0326.pdf
  12. ^ http://www.billboard.com/files//pdfs/country_update_0511.pdf
  13. ^ "Chris Janson on Long Path to New 'Buy Me a Boat' Album". Rolling Stone Country. September 15, 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  14. ^ "Mediabase September 20, 2015". Mediabase. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 2015. 
  15. ^ Bjorke, Matt (22 October 2015). "LOCASH "I Love This Life" EP Review". Roughstock. Retrieved 2015. 
  16. ^ "WATCH | Chris Janson on stage at the Republican National Convention". WKYC. Retrieved 2016. 
  17. ^ http://www.nashvillegab.com/2013/08/chris-janson-says-cut-me-some-slack.html
  18. ^ Vinson, Christina (20 March 2014). "Chris Janson and Wife Welcome Baby Boy". Taste of Country. Retrieved 2015. 
  19. ^ a b "Chris Janson Chart History - Top Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  20. ^ "Chris Janson Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  21. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 5, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: March 6, 2017". Roughstock. 
  22. ^ Bjorke, Matt (June 22, 2018). "Top 10 Country Albums Chart: June 20, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved 2018. 
  23. ^ "Chris Janson Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  24. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. Archived from the original on October 17, 2015. 
  25. ^ Bjorke, Matt (June 19, 2017). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: June 19, 2017". Roughstock. 
  26. ^ "Chris Janson Chart History - Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  27. ^ "Chris Janson Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  28. ^ "Chris Janson Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  29. ^ "Chris Janson Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  30. ^ "Chris Janson Chart History - Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  31. ^ "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
  32. ^ "Canadian single certifications - Chris Janson - Buy Me a Boat". Music Canada. 
  33. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 28, 2016). "Top 30 Digital Singles Sales Report: November 28, 2016". Roughstock. 
  34. ^ "Chris Janson Chart History - Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2017. 
  35. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 22, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Single Sales Chart: March 22, 2017". Roughstock. 
  36. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 15, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: November 14, 2017". Roughstock. 
  37. ^ Bjorke, Matt (July 3, 2018). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles: July 3, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved 2018. 
  38. ^ "'Til A Woman Comes Along - Chris Janson - Vevo". Vevo. 18 May 2010. Retrieved 2015. 
  39. ^ "Let Me Tell Ya the Story - Chris Janson - Vevo". Vevo. Retrieved 2017. 
  40. ^ "CMT : Videos : Chris Janson : Better I Don't". Country Music Television. Retrieved 2013. 
  41. ^ "CMT : Videos : Chris Janson : Buy Me A Boat". Country Music Television. Retrieved 2015. 
  42. ^ "CMT : Videos : Chris Janson : Power of Positive Drinkin'". Country Music Television. Retrieved 2016. 
  43. ^ ": Chris Janson Embraces His "Redneck Life"". Country Fan Cast. Retrieved 2018. 
  44. ^ "Rolling Stone : Chris Janson : Drunk Girl". Rolling Stone Magazine. Retrieved 2018. 

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