Special guests Jamey Johnson, Charles Esten join Janson on stage
With upwards of 2,000 Real Friends in attendance, Chris Janson celebrated his second sold out, headlining show Wednesday night (Sept 25th) at the Ryman Auditorium. The Tennessean has theorized that the high-octane entertainer shoots “out of a cannon from side stage” leading into his performances, and the same was true last night at the hallowed venue. He also welcomed special guest Jamey Johnson to the stage for a rendition of Merle Haggard’s “Footlights,” while Charles Esten joined him for a chorus of his 2x platinum No. 1 smash “Buy Me A Boat.”
Janson brought last night’s crowd to their feet with fan favorites as well as songs from his new album Real Friends, including his current single “Good Vibes.” The “electric, juiced-up anthem” (Billboard) is currently approaching Top 5 at country radio as the October 18th album release approaches. He co-wrote and co-produced the song, along with the rest of the thirteen tracks on the upcoming project, with some of the paramount musicians in the industry – who happen to be among his closest friends. Janson also teams up with label-mate and fellow Grand Ole Opry member Blake Shelton to perform the record’s title track.
Fans who pre-order the album will also have instant access to download four tracks. This month he revealed the romantic “Done” and its music video. The decorated songwriter and award-winning recording artist has previously released the “high-energy but… soft-edged” (The New York Times) track “Say About Me,” the “blue-collar rocker” (Taste of Country) “Waitin’ on Five” and the “electric, juiced-up anthem” (Billboard) “Good Vibes.”
Janson recently announced his Real Friends – Fall 2019 Tour, which will see him bring his explosive and charismatic live set from coast to coast.
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