Life of Chris Janson

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A deeper look at the life of Chris Janson before and after he met his wife, Kelly Lynn. Janson was an alcoholic and now is a rising country music star.
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Show Me State native Chris Janson has been fighting to make a career out of country music since 2009. The 30-year-old from Perryville, Missouri, recently emerged as a country music star in late 2015 when he released his hit album “Buy Me a Boat.” The album leads off with the upbeat title song, which quickly received national attention when it aired on the well-known country radio program “The Bobby Bones Show.” Although “Buy Me a Boat” is Janson’s most popular song and earned him a deal with Warner Bros., a slower song off the album, “Holdin’ Her,” has made Janson more appealing to his audience because of the song’s honesty. The opening lyrics talk about Janson’s life of drunkenness and regrets before he met his wife, Kelly Lynn, who positively influenced his music as well as his life.

Here’s how the song starts:

Well I woke up in places I couldn’t remember
Who’s lying next to me or even how I got there

The song turns into a love story that describes how Janson’s life changed when he fell in love with Kelly Lynn. When asked about the song, Janson replied, “It’s an absolute true story, from start to finish. It’s the story of the things that I love most…my wife and my kids and my journey in life. If anyone wants a real look inside my life, here it is.” The song makes it apparent that Janson puts his family first in is life. In fact, Janson has received praise for his “Holdin’ Her” music video, which features his wife and all four of his kids, including two from Kelly Lynn’s previous marriage, whom Janson refuses to call his stepchildren and instead refers to them as his “bonus kids.” He explains it by saying, “I married my best friend, I got bonus kids when I got married, and I got two more kids that God blessed us with.”

Here’s more lyrics from the song:

And oh when I’m holdin’ her
It’s like peace on earth
Where time stands still
Love’s the only thing, yeah that I feel
When she’s in my arms
No matter where we are
Well I’m right at home when I’m holdin’ her

Janson is currently on tour with upcoming events in Nashville, Dallas, and Denver

Don’t forget to share this post with other country music fans. Also, be sure to visit Chris Janson’s webpage and watch the music video for “Holdin’ Her.”

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