‘Catch of the Day’ – Chris Janson – “Fix A Drink” [AUDIO]
Our featured artist today was best known as a songwriter and session harmonica player as we entered 2015, but oh, what a difference a year (or so) makes. 2015 and 2016 saw a pair of #1 hits, causing him to say “Truck, Yeah“.
Chris Janson hit the Nashville ground running in 2009. Right after arriving in Music City, Janson co-wrote and recorded a pair of duets with Holly Williams for her album Here With Me. He soon signed with BNA Records, releasing his debut single “Til A Woman Comes Along” in October of 2009. BNA soon restructured and Janson was cast out in the shuffle.
Unable to secure another deal, Janson concentrating on his songwriter, with success coming his way with cuts for Tim McGraw (“Truck Yeah“), Justin Moore, Joe Nichols and others, while playing harmonica for Lee Brice on his Hard To Love album. He was signed to the Bigger Picture Group in 2013, releasing the single “Better I Don’t“, which peaked at #40 on the Country Singles chart. A second single, “Cut Me Some Slack” was released in 2014, right before Bigger Picture shut down operations, leaving the single without support; it peaked at #60.
Twice burned by the industry, unable to find a label Janson self produced and released his next single, 2015’s “Buy Me A Boat“. The song debuted at #33. Warner Bros. Records jumped on the title wave Janson started himself, officially releasing the single in May of 2015. In September, with the single sitting atop the Country Singles chart, it was announced that Janson would release his debut album, also titled Buy Me A Boat, in October. The second single from the album, “The Power of Positive Drinking” stalled soon after its release, peaking at #35, while the project’s third single, “For Her” became Janson’s second #1 single.
In the meantime, Janson continued his part-time gig, writing the song “I Love This Life“, which would taken to #1 by LoCash. Janson continued writing for himself, stock piling songs to head into the studio and begin work on a new project early in 2017. We have the title track from the project, an EP scheduled for release on June 9th, in our spotlight today. Brought to you by All American Super Car Wash of Lawton, Chris Janson and “Fix A Drink” is today’s Catch of the Day, new music you haven’t heard, but you’ll want to hear it again.
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