Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville recording artist Chris Janson premiered the brand new music video for his chart-rising single “Power of Positive Drinkin’” on CMT’s Hot 20 Countdown yesterday and even stopped by the show to join host Cody Alan in introducing the video. In the spirit of ‘positive drinking,’ tune in to see the two challenge each other in a game of flip cup with Janson’s drink of choice; Mountain Dew. The video is across all CMT platforms, including the 24/7 digital music channel CMT Music, ChrisJanson.CMT.com and the CMT Artists mobile app, following the premiere and across multiple media platforms on Monday (1/11). Last year, CMT – for the first time in its history – financed and produced Janson’s debut video “Buy My a Boat.”
Directed by FlyHi Films’ Michael Monaco, the video was filmed at Janson’s sold out show at Cotton Eyed Joe in Knoxville, TN, and over several tour stops on Luke Bryan’s 2015 FARM TOUR. Heavy with live performance vignettes, the video showcases Janson’s energetic personality and dynamic stage show, which landed him a spot opening for labelmate Blake Shelton’s 2016 Tour Presented By Gildan. Adding to the realness of the video Janson’s family has featured cameos throughout.
“I’m most excited for this video because it shows a live aspect of my shows; real audience, real fans and real reactions. Also, I like to have my family in my videos and always will. My wife and kids are in it for fun. We featured baby Jesse my youngest in the video sitting on the bar, drinking his bottle – not during business hours – but, because I thought it was funny and inside the bottle was whole milk only!” laughs Janson.
“Buy Me a Boat,” the first single from Janson’s debut album of the same name, transformed Janson’s life after a decade of hard work and has made him one of 2015’s most visible new stars. Closing out 2015 with a bang, Janson landed on multiple year-end lists, including Billboard’s Top New Country Artist list (#2). His breakout PLATINUM-certified, #1 smash “Buy Me a Boat” was named one of the Best Songs of 2015 by the New York Times and is the #7 Best-Selling Country Song of the Year (SoundScan). His album made Rolling Stone Country’s Best list. Adding to the recognition, he was chosen as a 2016 Next Big Thing by MusicRow and selected to perform as part of the prestigious New Faces concert during Country Radio Seminar, held Feb. 8-10 in Nashville, TN.
With more than 115 performances at the legendary Grand Ole Opry to date, Janson was invited for the first time to join the exclusive annual Opry hunt to kick off the New Year. “They welcomed me really nicely and it was an honor to be a part of this group,” shared Janson. “The hunting was exceptional and good camaraderie and fellowship.”