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Chris Janson Hits #1 With “Buy Me a Boat”

TuneCore Artist Chris Janson has been having an awesome 2015. To look at most of the 29-year old country artist/songwriter’s career is to look at a journey indie musicians of all genres go through every year. But as the Washington Post pointed out this week, a case of good luck and great songwriting led his career down a new and exciting path!

Janson moved to Nashville from a small town to pursue a career in music after high school, and after playing in clubs he landed both a record and publishing deal. After exiting one and being dropped from the other, respectively, in 2010, he achieved songwriting success landing a song on a Tim McGraw album. Things were looking good, but as luck would have it, Janson’s second label went defunct.

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It wasn’t until an exciting series of events and coincidences that his song, “Buy Me a Boat” would get aired on an extremely popular country radio program and shoot to #1. Read more about the journey of “Buy Me a Boat” and Janson’s adventure via the Washington Post. 

Stories like this make us beyond proud. From the magnitude of a large commercial radio station taking a chance with an indie artist’s tune and a major media outlet reporting on it, TuneCore is so pleased to have been part of the process that got “Buy Me a Boat” into stores and streaming services. Chris Janson is a wonderful example of how so many of our hard working, talented TuneCore Artists are getting up, getting out, and getting heard every single day – his recent success with “Buy Me a Boat” is just the beginning of a new chapter. Congrats Chris!


You can download “Buy Me A Boat” on iTunes right here!

 

  • Adrienne Grayce

    I absolutely despise this song. Typical bro country at its worst. Very unoriginal. I have absolutely no idea how this can be a number 1 song.

    • Shirley Butterfield Schmidt

      definitely not typical “Bro Country” because I loved the song the minute I heard it not only because I fish “not a bro thing either” but the melody was awesome and obviously I wasn’t the only one who loved it because the numbers speak for themselves. I saw Chris Janson in concert last night in Spokane and it was the best concert I’ve been to in years.