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  • Chris Janson Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry
    Feb 6 2018

    Opry member Keith Urban Surprises Janson During Sold-Out Concert at Ryman Auditorium

    Photo ID (L to R): Steve Buchanan (President, Opry Entertainment); Chris Janson; Sally Williams (SVP Programming & Artist Relations, Opry Entertainment + GM, Grand Ole Opry); Keith Urban; John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, Warner Music Nashville)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (February 6, 2018) – Chris Janson was surprised during his sold-out Ryman Auditorium concert tonight by Opry member Keith Urban with an invitation to become an official Grand Ole Opry member. Urban surprised the Ryman audience by performing alongside Janson on the John Michael Montgomery hit “Sold,” a tune on which the two had collaborated on the Opry stage last year. Afterwards, Urban said, “Chris it’s amazing for you to have a sold-out show at the Ryman. It’s one of my most favorite places in the world to play. I remember when I was invited to a member of the Grand Ole Opry here, so well, it’s only natural I say we would like to invite you to be the newest member of our family!”

    To the standing room only crowd an overwhelmed Chris said, “The Opry is where my heart is. I could probably die if I never got to do anything else.”

    While Janson’s next Opry appearance is scheduled for February 20, his formal Opry induction will be scheduled for later this spring. Fans can watch Janson and Opry social media channels for induction details.

    “Over the course of more than 100 appearances since his Opry debut in 2013, Chris has become a favorite of Opry fans and fellow performers alike,” said Opry General Manager Sally Williams. "It’s been amazing to watch him bring audiences to their feet night after night. He is so passionate about the Opry, including its rich history, the camaraderie it builds between generations of fans and artists, and its place in country music’s future. We could not be more thrilled to officially welcome him later this spring.”

    About Chris Janson:
    Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville country artist Chris Janson was born to entertain crowds. He just released his new “heart-piercing ballad” (People) “Drunk Girl” to radio and it is already drawing praise from fans and critics alike. Called “quite possibly the most important song to come out of Nashville in years” (CMT), the single was named one of Rolling Stone’s 25 Best Country Songs of 2017.

    The singer / songwriter earned his second chart-topping single last November with the summer anthem “Fix A Drink” from his sophomore album Everybody. Janson’s breakthrough No. 1 Platinum-certified single “Buy Me A Boat” was the 7th bestselling country song of the year in 2015, although his professional music career began more than 10 years ago. The singer/songwriter has also penned multiple top-charting hits including “Truck Yeah” (Tim McGraw), “That's How I'll Always Be” (Tim McGraw), “I Love This Life” (LoCash), and over 25 additional hit songs recorded by a long list of established artists.

    The electrifying multi-instrumentalist is known as much for his hit songwriting as his “infectious” (Billboard) performances, with Rolling Stone describing him as having “a mesmerizing stage presence that most arena-headlining artists would kill for.” Janson spent last summer on the road with Sam Hunt for the 15 in a 30 Tour and was recently selected by legendary entertainer Garth Brooks to open the final show on his massive World Tour. In addition to his first-ever sold-out show at the Ryman Auditorium, Janson will hit arenas across the nation this winter alongside label mate Cole Swindell on the Reasons To Drink Tour. The breakout country star has become a Grand Ole Opry regular, taking the legendary stage more than 150 times to date, and made numerous television appearances including: The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, CONAN, TODAY, Megyn Kelly TODAY, Live with Kelly & Ryan, the ACM Awards and the ACCA Awards.

    For more information about Chris you can go to his website www.chrisjanson.com or follow him on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

    About The Grand Ole Opry:
    The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday night shows returning February 13. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). For more information, visit opry.com.

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on February 6, 2018 - 3:54pm

Opry member Keith Urban Surprises Janson During Sold-Out Concert at Ryman Auditorium

Photo ID (L to R): Steve Buchanan (President, Opry Entertainment); Chris Janson; Sally Williams (SVP Programming & Artist Relations, Opry Entertainment + GM, Grand Ole Opry); Keith Urban; John Esposito (Chairman & CEO, Warner Music Nashville)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (February 6, 2018) – Chris Janson was surprised during his sold-out Ryman Auditorium concert tonight by Opry member Keith Urban with an invitation to become an official Grand Ole Opry member. Urban surprised the Ryman audience by performing alongside Janson on the John Michael Montgomery hit “Sold,” a tune on which the two had collaborated on the Opry stage last year. Afterwards, Urban said, “Chris it’s amazing for you to have a sold-out show at the Ryman. It’s one of my most favorite places in the world to play. I remember when I was invited to a member of the Grand Ole Opry here, so well, it’s only natural I say we would like to invite you to be the newest member of our family!”

To the standing room only crowd an overwhelmed Chris said, “The Opry is where my heart is. I could probably die if I never got to do anything else.”

While Janson’s next Opry appearance is scheduled for February 20, his formal Opry induction will be scheduled for later this spring. Fans can watch Janson and Opry social media channels for induction details.

“Over the course of more than 100 appearances since his Opry debut in 2013, Chris has become a favorite of Opry fans and fellow performers alike,” said Opry General Manager Sally Williams. "It’s been amazing to watch him bring audiences to their feet night after night. He is so passionate about the Opry, including its rich history, the camaraderie it builds between generations of fans and artists, and its place in country music’s future. We could not be more thrilled to officially welcome him later this spring.”

About Chris Janson:
Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville country artist Chris Janson was born to entertain crowds. He just released his new “heart-piercing ballad” (People) “Drunk Girl” to radio and it is already drawing praise from fans and critics alike. Called “quite possibly the most important song to come out of Nashville in years” (CMT), the single was named one of Rolling Stone’s 25 Best Country Songs of 2017.

The singer / songwriter earned his second chart-topping single last November with the summer anthem “Fix A Drink” from his sophomore album Everybody. Janson’s breakthrough No. 1 Platinum-certified single “Buy Me A Boat” was the 7th bestselling country song of the year in 2015, although his professional music career began more than 10 years ago. The singer/songwriter has also penned multiple top-charting hits including “Truck Yeah” (Tim McGraw), “That's How I'll Always Be” (Tim McGraw), “I Love This Life” (LoCash), and over 25 additional hit songs recorded by a long list of established artists.

The electrifying multi-instrumentalist is known as much for his hit songwriting as his “infectious” (Billboard) performances, with Rolling Stone describing him as having “a mesmerizing stage presence that most arena-headlining artists would kill for.” Janson spent last summer on the road with Sam Hunt for the 15 in a 30 Tour and was recently selected by legendary entertainer Garth Brooks to open the final show on his massive World Tour. In addition to his first-ever sold-out show at the Ryman Auditorium, Janson will hit arenas across the nation this winter alongside label mate Cole Swindell on the Reasons To Drink Tour. The breakout country star has become a Grand Ole Opry regular, taking the legendary stage more than 150 times to date, and made numerous television appearances including: The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, Late Night with Seth Meyers, CONAN, TODAY, Megyn Kelly TODAY, Live with Kelly & Ryan, the ACM Awards and the ACCA Awards.

For more information about Chris you can go to his website www.chrisjanson.com or follow him on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

About The Grand Ole Opry:
The Grand Ole Opry® is presented by Humana®. Opry performances are held every Friday and Saturday of the year, with Tuesday night shows returning February 13. To plan an Opry visit, call (800) SEE-OPRY or visit opry.com. The Opry presents the best in country music live every week from Nashville, Tenn. Celebrating nine decades of entertainment, the Opry can be heard at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile apps, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP). For more information, visit opry.com.

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