NASHVILLE, Tenn. - (February 21, 2018) – An official Chris Janson Grand Ole Opry induction date of Tuesday, March 20 was announced tonight during Janson’s Opry performance. The Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville artist made his first Opry appearance since his surprise membership invitation by Opry member Keith Urban at his sold-out Ryman Auditorium show earlier this month. Among other artists already scheduled in addition to Janson for the March 20 show are Charlie Daniels Band, Del McCoury Band, Lorrie Morgan, and Carly Pearce. Tickets are on sale now.
Among many other artists coming soon to the Opry are Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin, Dailey & Vincent, Alison Krauss, LANCO, Dustin Lynch, Ronnie Milsap, Oak Ridge Boys, and Rascal Flatts.
About Chris Janson:
Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville country artist Chris Janson was born to entertain crowds. He recently 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 in 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. Janson is hitting arenas across the nation starting this month 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 was invited by Keith Urban to become the hallowed organization’s newest member during his first-ever, sold-out headlining show at the Ryman Auditorium. Janson has also made numerous national 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.