KSJJ 102.9 Presents
hits include 'Buy Me a Boat', 'Fix A Drink', and 'Drunk Girl'
Thu, Aug 29 at 7pm
- All Ages
- Kids 3 and Under Get in Free!
- Doors at 6pm
- Standing room only event- no chairs or blankets allowed
- Rain or shine- no refunds
- No Re-Entry
In case you haven’t heard, Warner Music Nashville’s Chris Janson is not your typical country artist. Heoperates on a totally different wavelength, and with his second album,Everybody, we’re all gettingtuned in!Both a crowd-pleasing fixture on the historic Grand Ole Opry and a viral hit maker, he’s beenstraddling the divide between country’s past and future. A self-taught multi-instrumental wizard; a red-hot fireball of a performer; and a gifted songwriter whose deep messages are often delivered with aclever, lighthearted smirk, those in the know recognize Janson as one of the genre’s most captivatingtotal-packagephenomena.Superstars have turned into believers, with Keith Urbanrecentlyinviting him to become the newestmember of the hallowed Opryand Vince Gillcalling Janson his pick forEntertainer of the Year.Artistsas diverse as Tim McGraw, Hank Williams Jr.,Justin Moore, LoCashandmany othershavedemonstrated their faith by recordinghissongs.But now, coming off the career-defining success of his Platinum-certified get-rich smash “Buy Me aBoat” and its Top 5 album of the same name, Janson’s turning his creativity loose. And withEverybody,he combines all the elements that make him unique, once and for all.“With this one you really get a sense of who I am,” he says, reclining into the wicker chair on hisbackporch where much ofEverybodywas written. “No one could ever question if it’s real or not, or if I’mreally this guy. I lived all these songs, I wrote all these songs and they all come from an absolutely realplace.”Twelve new tracks show off thecontrasting shades of Janson’s world. Both a restless ball of energyand a dedicated husband and father, his new tunes bound between jacked-up enthusiasm and heartfelttenderness. Rafter-shaking electric guitars weave in and out of twangy, pure-country vocals, whilehomespun hooks and acoustic melodies bring soaring themes of love, life, and legacy down to earth.Each song was co-written by the rising star himself, and then co-produced with a top-shelf team ofBrent Anderson, Chris DuBois, Scott Hendricksand Craig Wiseman. And once it was finished hedecided to name itEverybody, because that’s who it’s for.“I don’t want to come off corny by saying ‘There’s a song for everybody,’ but there really is,” Jansonexplains. “I wanted to make it a diverse record. I didn’t want to be pigeon holed into one sound orapproach, so I wrote a bunch of songs that each had their own individual style.”The rollicking realist from “Buy Me a Boat” shows back up in “Fix a Drink,” the album’s first singleandthe second No.1 of his career. FrenziedcrowdsatSam Hunt’s 15 in a 30 Tour turned it into ananthemic live-show highlight, andboth his headlining shows and dates on Cole Swindell’s Reasons ToDrink Tour this winter are sure to add to its reputation.“Every day at my house or on the bus something stops working, or breaks down, andI don’t know howto fixa lot of it, so what doI do? Well, I can fix a drink.”