Janson Joins Grand Ole Opry 95th Birthday Celebration with October 17 Performance
Platinum-selling recording artist and award-winning singer / songwriter Chris Janson is enjoying a decorated music career, but at his core he is simply a working man. His latest single “Waitin’ On 5” is a blue collar anthem that salutes a well-earned end-of-day wind down, and now fans can click HERE to check out its celebratory music video. Janson hit the Highland Rim Speedway in Greenbrier, Tenn. for the socially distanced shoot alongside director Sam Siske. Featured in the video are the entertainer’s father, who fills his real-life role as an auto body painter, as well as his father-in-law.
“I have so much respect for the hardworking men and women in this country,” Janson said. “I am proud to count members of my own family, like my dad and father-in-law, among them. This song and the video are my way of honoring what they and so many others do every day – and encouraging them to have a little fun when the job is done!”
“Waitin’ On 5” hit country radio in September following the success of Janson’s multi-week chart-topper “Done” (listen HERE). The “true country excellence” (MusicRow) became his fourth No. 1 single, joining Gold-certified “Good Vibes” and “Fix A Drink” and 3x Platinum smash “Buy Me A Boat.” Janson performed these favorites and more at his “Live at the Ryman” virtual concert in August, and he will return to the Grand Ole Opry to celebrate its 95th birthday with a performance on October 17.
The road warrior, always hungry to bring his music to the fans, is currently playing drive-in shows across the country, with two more coming up this month. Check chrisjanson.com/tour for more information.
ABOUT CHRIS JANSON
Who is Chris Janson? He’s a “live legacy in the making” (Rolling Stone). Breakout country star Janson is a platinum-selling recording artist, high-octane entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, and award-winning singer/songwriter. In the five years since the release of his debut album, the three-time CMA nominee has collected prestigious accolades that place him amongst country music greats. He took home the trophy for ACM Video of the Year for his Gold-certified, inspiring hit song “Drunk Girl,” which also earned the Song of the Year title at the 2018 MusicRow Awards and was named one of the “Ten Songs I Wish I’d Written” by NSAI. His chart-topping, triple-Platinum smash “Buy Me A Boat” earned the same NSAI honor, making him one in a handful of the industry’s most elite artists to earn the title multiple times, as well as the iHeartRadio Music Awards Country Song of the Year. Now it’s onto new music for Janson: the Gold-certified “Good Vibes” and recent single “Done” from his album Real Friends have topped the airplay charts back-to-back. His current single “Waitin’ On 5” celebrates workingmen and women, who can hear it now on country radio. In addition to his own successes, the talented songwriter has lent his pen to industry peers including Tim McGraw (“Truck Yeah,” “How I’ll Always Be”), LOCASH (“I Love This Life”) and the legendary Hank Williams Jr. (“God Fearin’ Man,” “Those Days Are Gone”).