Warner Bros. Records/Warner Music Nashville country artist Chris Janson was born to entertain crowds. He just released his new “heart-piercing ballad” (People) “Drunk Girl” to country radio and it is already drawing praise from fans and critics alike. In November he earned his second No. 1 single with the summer anthem “Fix A Drink” from his sophomore album Everybody. In 2015, Janson’s breakthrough No. 1 Platinum single “Buy Me A Boat” was the 7th bestselling country song of the year, although his professional music career began more than 10 years ago.
The singer/songwriter has also penned multiple top-charting hits including “Truck Yeah” (Tim McGraw), “That’s How I’ll Always Be” (Tim McGraw), “I Love This Life” (LoCash), and over 25 additional hit songs recorded by a long list of established
artists. The breakout star has been nominated for multiple awards and won several,including two 2016 BMI songwriter awards (“
Buy Me A Boat” and “I Love This Life”) as well as Country Song of the Year (“Buy Me a Boat”) at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
The electrifying multi-instrumentalist is known as much for his hit songwriting as his “infectious” (Billboard) performances, with
Rolling Stone describing him as having “a mesmerizing stage presence that most arena-headlining artists would kill for.”
Janson spent last summer on the road with Sam Hunt for the 15 in a 30 Tour and played headlining dates and festivals throughout the fall. In 2018 he will hit stages across the nation alongside label mate Cole Swindell on the Reasons To Drink Tour. Janson has become a Grand Ole Opry regular, taking the legendary stage more than 150 times to date, and made numerous television appearances including: The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, CONAN, TODAY, Megyn Kelly TODAY, Live with Kelly & Ryan, the ACM Awards and the ACCA Awards.
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“I hear the crowd, I look around, and I can’t find one empty chair. Not bad for a girl going nowhere” sings Ashley McBryde on “Girl Goin’ Nowhere,” the seminal title track from her forthcoming LP. They’re words built from experience: over the course of her life, McBryde’s been finding her own way to fill those seats and sway those hearts since the very first time her teacher told her that her dreams of writing songs in Nashville would never see the light of day. Every time she was brought down, she persevered; trusting her timeless tone and keen, unwavering eye for the truth. It paid off. In April, Eric Church brought her on stage and called her a “whiskey-drinking badass,” confessing that he’s a massive fan. The rest of the world is quickly catching on, too.
Dubbed as one of Rolling Stone’s “Artists You Need To Know,” citing she’s “an Arkansas red-clay badass, with the swagger of Hank Jr. and the songwriting of Miranda Lambert,” McBryde fearlessly lays it all on the line, and it’s that honest all-in approach that has led to NPR critic Ann Powers to ask if McBryde could be “among the first post-Stapleton country stars?” McBryde’s album will showcase an artistic vision that will prove her to be one of the genre’s keenest working storytellers, bringing unwavering honesty back into a pop-preoccupied genre. Pulling tales from every corner of her human experience, McBryde sings with fire and fury, laughing and swigging that brown stuff along the way.
McBryde was raised in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas. At three, she’d secretly pluck her father’s guitar like an upright bass, and after about the 17th time being caught, her father bought her a guitar of her own. When she was twelve, she played her parents and grandparents her very first composition. It was at Arkansas State when, while a member of the marching band, McBryde finally started sharing her voice with others, and finally moved to Nashville in 2007 where steadily worked a circuit of dive bars, biker hangouts, and colorful joints fighting to have her songs heard.
Her first EP, the self-released 2016 Jalopies and Expensive Guitars was just a taste of what McBryde can do, and, on her full-length debut, she will meld her songwriting chops with the vision of producer Jay Joyce, peppering her tales with a touch of guitar-driven rock fury. McBryde isn’t afraid to tell the truth, get raw and real and use the spirits of country, folk and rock when it serves her greater purpose. And that’s to tell the stories that shake us, make us and tell us a little more about what it’s like to be human.