Janson finally releases CD
Friday, October 30, 2015
– Years in the making, Chris Janson finally made his major label debut today with "Buy Me a Boat." Janson has been on other major labels, but never released a full length. He released the title track on his own, and the song took off, leading to a deal with Warner.
Rhonda Vincent reminds us that it's almost "Christmas Time" with her new disc of a dozen holiday songs. Vincent wrote four of the songs including "Dreaming of Christmas," "Christmas Time" and "Christmas Time at Home."
Drive-By Truckers dish out a career retrospective on "It's Great to Be Alive!," a five-LP / three CD live record. A deluxe album recorded over three nights at San Francisco's Fillmore Auditorium, "It's Great To Be Alive!" is 35 tracks. "Runaway Train" dates back to 1987.
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"Real Friends" is a showcase for the rubberband quality of Chris Janson's voice. He's got a Mel Tillis stammer in "Check" and a Florida Georgia Line yowl in "Normal People." Kenny Chesney should get a royalty check on "Everybody's Going Through Something." But what's noticeably different about Janson is touch. His songs deftly sprinkle on a dash of horns, rock or hip-hop. But it's all county-infused flavors added by a chef in control. »»»
Chris Janson's full-length release, "Everybody," includes the same party songs that first appeared on his "Fix A Drink" EP. And while the full length adds more evidence for his image as a good time party starter, it also reveals his softer side, presenting a more well-rounded performer.
"Bein' A Dad" is a quiet, sentimental song about parenthood. When Janson sings, "God, I love bein' a dad," he sounds just like Eric Church, a performer »»»
Fix a Drink EP
The title track for Chris Janson's "Fix a Drink" mines much the same territory of his humorous 2015 single "Buy Me a Boat." It's a song about innocent escapism. Janson may not be the best man to resolve the world's many overwhelming problems, but he can make a killer alcoholic beverage. That's as far as he goes as a fixer.
This five-song EP is a relatively light-hearted little project. "Everybody" speaks to the elevated expectations of most humans. »»»