The anticipation is over. The Franklin County Fair Board has been given the thumbs up to announce the county artist to take the Grandstand stage on Thursday July 19th. Drum roll please!!! The Franklin County Fair board is proud to announce, Chris Janson who has been known to perform to SELL OUT crowds!
Warner Music Nashville’s Chris Janson is not your typical country artist. Both a crowd-pleasing fixture on the historic Grand Ole Opry and a viral hit maker, he’s been straddling the divide between country’s past and future. A self-taught multi-instrumental wizard; a red-hot fireball of a performer; and a gifted songwriter whose deep messages are often delivered with a clever, lighthearted smirk, those in the know recognize Janson as one of the genre’s most captivating total-package phenomena.
Superstars have turned into believers, with Keith Urban and Vince Gill calling Janson his pick for Entertainer of the Year. His Platinum certified get-rich smash “Buy Me a Boat” and its Top 5 album of the same name, Janson’s turning his creativity loose. With the title track “Everybody”, he combines all the elements that make him unique.
“Everybody” includes a foot-stomping groove and a few more laughs inspired by society’s celebrity fixation, while “Redneck Life” puts the hammer down for a wild-eyed cocktail of punk and country the singer describes as “Social Distortion meets Waylon Jennings.”
The rollicking realist from “Buy Me a Boat” shows back up in “Fix a Drink,” the album’s first single and one of the fastest rising hit of his career.
The devoted family man from his Top 20 hit “Holdin’ Her” is revealed again by heart-melting slow jams like “Bein’ a Dad” “Eyes for Nobody” (dedicated to his wife Kelly), and the deceptively-titled “Drunk Girl,” which despite its title is actually a stunning piano ballad about personal integrity.
“Name On It” claims a perfect night in the name of true love, sharing the feel of a romantic radio hit with “Little Bit of Both.” That one’s drenched in flirtatious fun and a strutting horn section – a career first that fits even better than he imagined.
“Our World” and “Who’s Your Farmer” show off his backwoods authenticity (he’s a lifelong outdoorsman), and “Out There” is filled with the unshakable optimism that steered “Buy Me a Boat,” bringing his second album full circle.
Franklin County Fair dates are July 18-22nd, the Grandstand entertainment will include Barnes PRCA Rodeo on Wednesday, Chris Janson on Thursday. The Roots & Boots Tour will be Friday featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin and Collin Raye. ****Learn more about that show: CLICK HERE****Saturday will rock with Jack Russell’s Great White and Firehouse. Sunday is race night in partnership with Gunderson Racing. The current price to see all Grandstand show is $40, with a POP Pass. Stop by or call the fair office at 641-456-2049 or visit www.franklincountyfair.com to purchase your ticket.