In February 2018, Chris Janson took the stage at his first-ever, sold-out headlining Ryman Auditorium show, where he was invited by superstar Keith Urban to fulfill a lifelong dream and become a member of the Grand Ole Opry. Just a year and a half later, on September 25, the Platinum-selling, award-winning, established Opry member Janson will return for a second headlining concert at the historic venue that this week has officially sold out.
The Ryman date serves as a fitting kick-off to the Warner Music Nashville recording artist’s third album Real Friends, due October 18. Janson introduced Real Friends to the world earlier this year with his current single, “Good Vibes” (listen HERE). Co-written by Janson, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell, the “electric, juiced-up anthem” (Billboard) has already racked up more than 30 million streams. Following a performance last week on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “Good Vibes” continues to rise at country radio, climbing to 17 on the Country Aircheck / Mediabase airplay chart and 19 on Billboard (watch HERE). Be sure to check out his special digital exclusive performance of “ready-made singalong” (Taste of Country) “Say About Me” (watch HERE).
In addition to “Good Vibes” and “Say About Me,” the latter of which The New York Times praised as “high-energy but also soft-edged, ragged but also relentlessly cheerful,” the decorated songwriter has offered fans an early taste of the album with “Waitin’ On 5” (listen HERE). Janson will continue performing his newest tunes live into the fall on his own headlining dates across the nation and as direct support on Chris Young’s “Raised On Country Tour.” This week he will hit amphitheaters and arenas in Albuquerque, Phoenix and Las Vegas.