Singer/songwriter Chris Janson has scored his first career No. 1 with “Buy Me A Boat,” which tops the Mediabase Country Charts.
“Buy Me A Boat” received more than 8,400 plays for the week, surpassing last week’s No. 1 by Keith Urban, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16.”
“Thank you Jesus, @kellylynnjanson EVERYONE in Country Music Radio, and fans, and friends, and Warner Bros, and my whole team…. For making this dream, a reality,” Janson writes on Facebook. “For everyone who has believed in me from the beginning. I’m thankful for My first #1 Song EVER. Thank You Thank You Thank You. God Bless you all who helped make this happen. #teamwork#buymeaboat”
Earlier this year, Janson signed with Warner Music Nashville after “Buy Me A Boat” reached No. 1 on the iTunes Country Chart after he privately sent his then independent single to nationally syndicated iHeartMedia Country radio talent Bobby Bones. The next day The Bobby Bones Show, the award-winning country morning show heard on more than 80 radio stations, aired the track twice before it charted. In addition, “Chris Janson” trended in the Top 10 with superstars Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and Nashville’s Charles “Chip” Esten abuzz on Twitter about the catchy tune.
Last week, Janson announced that his debut album, Buy Me A Boat, will be released on October 30th.