It’s been a big few weeks for Warner Music Nashville recording artist Chris Janson. Just three weeks ago, Janson was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry by Garth Brooks (after being invited by Keith Urban), entering an exclusive fraternity of country artists. Now, Janson is about to step onto another legendary stage; this time with a much larger audience.
It was announced today that Janson will be closing out the 53rd annual ACM Awards in Las Vegas this Sunday night, April 15. The awards will air live on CBS, putting Janson at the front and center of the entire country music world — artists, executives, radio personnel, and fans alike.
The ACMs further announced that Janson will be using the opportunity to debut his brand new single, “Redneck Life,” which appears on his latest album, Everybody.
Janson entered the scene in 2009, when he co-wrote songs for other artists. It was that same year when he released his own inaugural single. When the label he originally signed to locked its doors, he focused solely on writing, providing songs to superstar artists, including Tim McGraw‘s No. 1 hit, “Truck Yeah.”
In 2013, Janson began to get a taste of success as an artist, breaking into the Top 40 on the charts. However, it was in 2015 when he reached the ultimate height of a No. 1 hit of his own with “Buy Me a Boat.” His album of the same name cracked the Top 5, proving that Janson had the ability to make magic of his very own.
Last year, Janson released his sophomore album, Everybody. The first single off the offering, “Fix a Drink,” tapped out at No. 2 on the chart, giving way for his next release, “Drunk Girl.” Now, Janson is poised to introduce his next radio tune to the public on one of the biggest nights in country music.
Watch Chris Janson’s “Redneck Life” video above to get a first listen to the song he will perform at the ACM Awards!