Number of songs: 2 | Total weeks on charts: 19 Appearing in a total number of: 3 charts | Total period running: 146 days
Chris Janson (born 1986) is an American country music singer. He has charted on the Billboard country singles charts, and has written songs for Tim McGraw and Justin Moore.
Janson signed to BNA Records in October 2009 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. The song debuted at No. 56 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week ending May 1, 2010.
After BNA was re-structured, Janson left the label. He wrote Tim McGraw's 2012 single "Truck Yeah", played harmonica on Lee Brice's album Hard 2 Love, 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.
His first release for Bigger Picture, "Better I Don't", entered the charts in February 2013. Alanna Conaway of American Songwriter said that the song "is a well-written, clever ditty that could have you singing along well before the chorus rolls around. The lyrics detail a handful of real-life experiences where he felt being truthful about the situation was probably not a good idea." Janson wrote the song with his wife, Kelly, and Pat Bunch. "Better I Don't" peaked at number 40 on Country Airplay in mid 2013.
Janson self-released the single "Buy Me a Boat" in early 2015. The song debuted at number 33 on Hot Country Songs after it received airplay on the Bobby Bones Show. It was officially released as a single via Warner Bros. Records Nashville in May 2015.
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..."
Chris Janson (2013)
Take It to the Bank (2014)