Chris Janson (EP) (2013)
Take It to the Bank (EP) (2014)
Buy Me A Boat (2015)
The Fix A Drink EP (EP) (2017)
Jesse Bo Janson
Christopher Pierre Janson
Chris Jason was born and raised in Perryville, Missouri where he would hone his musical talents until he made the leap to Nashville, Tennessee after graduating high school. With a backpack full of burned CD’s, a young Janson wound up in Nashville’s lower Broadway where he traveled from honky-tonk to honky-tonk looking to perform at any opportunity he could find. He eventually landed a gig at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge that kept him busy and even recalls sharing the same apartment with Tyler Farr, “You’ve got to find a place to shower and eat sometimes. There was a time after that when Tyler Farr and I kind of oddly shared the same apartment in and out. He was playing bars, too. People always make jokes about Ramen noodle diets but that was basically it — that and the kids’ meal at Cracker Barrel.”
The Nashville hustle was paying off for Janson as he signed to BNA Records in October of 2009. His debut single “Til A Woman Comes Along” was released via BNA Records in April of 2010 but after a restructuring at BNA Records, Janson left the label. Janson’s journey to superstardom continued, penning hits for Tim McGraw (“Truck Year”) and Lee Brice (“Beer”) along the way. Scoring additional hits with Justin Moore, Randy Houser, Frankie Ballard and Hank Williams, Jr., Janson was ready to sign to Bigger Picture Music Group in 2013. Janson had two releases on Bigger Picture Music Group with “Better I Don’t” and “Cut Me Some Slack” before the label shut down in 2014. Columbia Records would release his 2014 EP Take It To The Bank which included “Til A Woman Comes Along” and other tracks recorded during his BNA Records days.
It wasn’t until 2015 when Jason self-released his single “Buy Me A Boat” that he caught the attention of famous radio DJ, Bobby Bones. Bones having played “Buy Me A Boat” on his widely syndicated Bobby Bones Show helped catapult Janson to No. 33 on the Hot Country Songs chart before signing a deal with Warner Bros. Records Nashville who would re-release the single in May of 2015, becoming Janson’s first top 5 hit later that summer. His debut studio album, also titled Buy Me A Boat, was released on October 30, 2015. Janson followed up the success of his debut with The Fix a Drink EP on June 9, 2017 and his sophomore major label release Everybody following seveal months later on September 22, 2017. Janson opened for Cole Swindell on the Reason To Drink Tour in 2018. On February 6, 2018 during his first, sold-out headlining show Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, Keith Urban invited Chris Janson to became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.