Chris Janson’s “Holdin’ Her” Hits Top 20!

CHRIS JANSON

The rise of ACM Top New Male Vocalist nominee Chris Janson has been one of the feel-good stories of Country Music in the past few years. A native of Perryville, Missouri, the singer – who once lived in his car in between performances on Nashville’s historic Broadway – has become one of the most respected singer-songwriters in the format today.

His debut Warner Brothers single, “Buy Me A Boat,” hit the top of the Mediabase charts – and has since been certified Platinum for sales of over one million copies, establishing the singer as a force to be reckoned with inside the format. The song – and album of the same title – were named to many 2015 “Best of” lists, including both the Billboard Top Country Singles and Albums of 2015 critic’s list. Janson scored on the same list again in 2016 with the heartfelt ballad “Holdin’ Her,” which currently sits inside the Top 20.

Yet, Janson isn’t solely defined by his own hits. He has penned top-ten hits for Tim McGraw (“How I’ll Always Be,” “Truck Yeah”), and LOCASH (“I Love This Life”). Janson also had three of his compositions included on It’s About Time, the latest album from Hank Williams, Jr. – and even lends his signature harmonica licks on the set, as well.

Janson’s will kick things up a notch in 2017, as he joins the Sam Hunt tour, as well as his own solo sets. He also joins Tim McGraw and Faith Hill for select dates on the Soul2Soul Tour.

One other place that has become something of a regular home for Chris Janson has been the stage of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. The singer has performed there close to two hundred times in his career, and looks forward to each appearance there. No matter where you see him in concert, there’s one thing that is certain. Chris Janson makes the most of each and every opportunity to shine – and the fans, as well as the industry, are taking notice.

“I like to play any size venue, any size town,” he says. “I love my work, and the more that I can add to that schedule, the better.”

Catch Chris Janson on tour here:
Mar 04 WIRK Rib Round Up West Palm Beach, FL
Mar 07 Grand Ole Opry Nashville, TN
Mar 10 Phenix City Amphitheater Phenix City, AL
Mar 11 Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo Opp, AL
Mar 17 Golden Nugget Lake Charles, LA
Mar 21 Grand Ole Opry Nashville, TN
Mar 24 Black Bear Casino Resort Carlton, MN
Mar 25 4 Bears Casino and Lodge New Town, ND
Apr 01 Green Valley Ranch Grand Events Center Henderson, NV
Apr 02 ACM Awards Official After Party Park Theater Las Vegas, NV
Apr 08 41st Annual “Dave Martin’s Bullride Mania” Harrisburg, PA
Apr 14 Kellogg Arena Battle Creek, MI
Apr 21 Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Bossier City, LA
Apr 22 Wichita Wingnuts Foundation Fundraiser Wichita, KS
May 20 Wild Adventures Theme Park Valdosta, GA
May 28 Country 500 Music Festival Daytona Beach, FL
Jun 01 Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Jun 02 Klipsch Music Center Indianapolis, IN
Jun 03 Rock the South Cullman, AL
Jun 15 Budweiser Stage Toronto, Canada
Jun 16 DTE Energy Music Theatre Detroit, MI
Jun 17 KeyBank Pavilion Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 22 Lakes Jam Brainerd, MN
Jun 23 Bank of NH Pavilion Gilford, NH
Jun 24 Xfinity Theatre Hartford, CT
Jun 25 P.N.C. Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
Jun 29 Wild West Festival Hays, KS
Jul 01 Frontier City Oklahoma City, OK
Jul 07 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Saint Louis, MO
Jul 08 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Chicago, IL
Jul 09 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
Jul 13 Verizon Amphitheater Alpharetta, GA
Jul 14 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
Jul 15 Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds West Palm Beach, FL
Jul 19 Adams County Fairfest Hastings, NE
Jul 21 Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion Bangor, ME
Jul 22 Xfinity Center Mansfield, MA
Jul 23 CMAC Canandaigua, NY
Jul 27 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at VA Bch Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 28 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Raleigh, NC
Jul 29 PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, NC
Aug 04 Sunfest Cowichan Lake, Canada
Aug 05 Oregon Jamboree Music Festival Sweet Home, OR
Aug 10 Sleep Train Amphitheatre Chula Vista, CA
Aug 11 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA
Aug 12 Toyota Amphitheatre Sacramento, CA
Aug 15 THE GREEK Los Angeles, CA
Aug 16 THE GREEK Los Angeles, CA
Aug 19 Ak-Chin Pavilion Phoenix, AZ
Aug 21 Red Rocks Denver, CO
Aug 22 Red Rocks Denver, CO
Sep 02 Red, White & Boom Music Festival Lexington, KY
Sep 15 BB&T Pavilion Camden, NJ
Sep 16 Jiffy Lube Live Washington, VA
Sep 22 Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN
Sep 23 Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN
Oct 05 AT&T Center San Antonio, TX
Oct 06 Toyota Center Houston, TX
Oct 07 American Airlines Arena Dallas, TX

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.