Chris Janson (born April 2, 1986) is an American country music singer and songwriter. He has written singles for Justin Moore and Tim McGraw among others, and has released two extended plays: one for Bigger Picture Music Group and one for Columbia Records. Janson’s biggest hit was “Buy Me a Boat” in 2015, which was a Top 5 hit on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts.
Janson was born April 2, 1986 in Perryville, Missouri. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee after finishing high school.
In June 2009, Janson co-wrote and recorded two duets with Holly Williams on her album Here with Me: “I Hold On” and “A Love I Think Will Last”. Janson signed to BNA Records in October 2009 and released his debut single, “‘Til a Woman Comes Along,” in April 2010. Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the single a five-star rating, with his review praising Janson’s vocals as well as the arrangement. The song debuted at No. 56 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week ending May 1, 2010.
After BNA was re-structured, Janson left the label. He co-wrote Tim McGraw’s 2012 single “Truck Yeah”, played harmonica on Lee Brice’s album Hard 2 Love, and wrote the title track to Justin Moore’s 2013 album Off the Beaten Path. Janson has also had additional songs recorded by Hank Williams, Jr., Tim McGraw, Randy Houser, Joe Nichols, Parmalee, Frankie Ballard, Tyler Farr, Jerrod Niemann, Craig Campbell, JB and the Moonshine Band, and LoCash.