While most Platinum-selling, chart-topping, critically acclaimed recording artists and stadium-stagers have fan parties, Chris Janson has friend parties. It’s no surprise that Janson embraces that same fundamental philosophy for his brand new album, Real Friends, due October 18 via Warner Music Nashville. His third major label offering traces its very roots to those closest to the singer / songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
“Real Friends is my favorite album I’ve made yet, hands down,” Janson said. “I made Real Friends with actual real friends. I produced the album with real friends, wrote all the songs with real friends, took all the photos for the project with my best friend and wife, Kelly, and I also have a huge collaboration on this album with one of my favorite ‘Ole’ friends! I’m more excited about music now than I have been in all of my career. Thank you to my fans, who truly are my real friends and helped me get where I am today.”
Janson will continue performing his newest tunes live on his own headlining dates across the nation and as direct support on Chris Young’s “Raised On Country Tour.” The high-octane entertainer will be featured on this Sunday’s CMA Fest special airing at 8:00pm/7:00c on ABC. Late summer will also see Janson’s return to the legendary Ryman Auditorium. Limited tickets remain for the September 25 show (link HERE). His last experience headlining the famed concert venue in 2018 included a sold-out audience and a surprise invitation from Keith Urban to join the Grand Ole Opry.