We are excited to introduce CMTT readers to country music artist Chris Janson.
A fortunate few come to Nashville and find a home in the city’s historic honky-tonk district. Then there are those incredibly rare talents who manage to set it on fire. Chris Janson is one of the latter.
After moving to Nashville when he was 18 Chris was offered a job at the historic Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. Virtually overnight, Chris became the talk of the Nashville music scene. Crowds packed Tootsie’s to experience this Missouri-born musician, who could own an audience the way just a handful of his idols, a compelling and charismatic group of country and rock greats that range from Waylon to the Ramones, could do. For the next year he played four shows a day.
Chris has toured with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hank Williams, Jr., and has shared the stage with the likes of Emmylou Harris, Trace Adkins and Lonestar. He will make his Grand Ole Opry debut this Friday, February 15 where he will perform “Better I Don’t.”
Meet New & Noteworthy Artist Chris Janson
Current Single: “Better I Don’t” The song is quickly climbing up the charts and was the second most added song to country radio playlists nationwide the week of release.
Music Influences: Waylon, Haggard, Guns And Roses
Personal Influences: My wife, Jesus, and real deal people
Why You Should be Listening: Chis is an accomplished singer/songwriter, a dynamic multi-instrumentalist, a compelling vocalist, and an unforgettable entertainer. The music, while drawing on a range of influences, is nonetheless solid country and unmistakably Chris Janson.