Chris Janson, Bass Pro Shops raise $300k for Folds of Honor

Janson-led Initiative Inspired by Single “Bye Mom”

Warner Music Nashville singer/songwriter Chris Janson always goes above and beyond to give back to his community, and his recent venture with Bass Pro Shops is no exception. To commemorate Military Family Appreciation Month and Veteran’s Day, the decorated entertainer joined Bass Pro Shops for an in-store “round-up at the register” campaign, with the intention of funding at least 20 life-changing scholarships (a minimum of $100,000) for the spouses and children of fallen and disabled service members via national nonprofit organization Folds of Honor. In true Janson fashion, the campaign exceeded all expectations and came to an incredible grand total of $300,000 for the scholarship fund.

“I am so thankful for the generosity and support from everyone who donated to Bass Pro Shops ‘round-up at the register’ campaign that my dear friend Johnny Morris (Founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops) put into action,” says Janson. “It does my heart good to know that we raised $300,000 for Folds of Honor and we are able to provide so many scholarships. I look forward to one day being able to meet some of the recipients and tell them personally what their ultimate sacrifice means to me and my family.”

Yesterday (Sun, Nov 21st), Janson and Johnny Morris presented a $300,000 check to the Folds of Honor organization at Table Rock Lake in Missouri. Chris also performed “Bye Mom” and “Good Vibes” at the Johnny Morris Bass Pro Shops US Open National Bass Fishing Amateur Team Championship, which aired on NBC Sports Network. The championship benefits conservation and the winner took home one million dollars.

The Janson-led initiative was inspired by his current single “Bye Mom,” a tribute to his friend and co-writer’s mom, who passed away late last year. The track brings the message of unconditional love, especially to those who have suffered hardships and loss. MusicRow has praised the chart-climbing song as “achingly lovely” and described it as “tapping into a universal truth.”

Janson will wrap the year continuing to spread unconditional love, good vibes and holiday cheer. On December 11th, he will serve as the grand marshal at the local Leiper’s Fork Christmas Day parade. The avid outdoorsman, who previously joined the parade in 2019, will once again team up with Bass Pro Shops and the Franklin High School fishing team to pass out rods and reels to children along the route.

Next year, Janson will headline his Halfway to Crazy Tour. The trek spans 15+ dates through April with more to come in auditoriums, theaters and, for the first time, arenas across the nation with Ray Fulcher and up-and-comer Shane Profitt as support. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.

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