Press Release: ACM New Male Vocalist Nominee Chris Janson to Co-Host CMT Hot 20 Countdown

by Laura Lou / 2694 days ago / Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 6, 2017) - Fresh off a weekend jamming with Kid Rock during a show in Florida, ACM Awards® ‘New Male Vocalist’ nominee and Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville recording artist Chris Janson will bring his famous energy to CMT Hot 20 Countdown as co-host April 1.

The CMT co-hosting gig comes as Janson continues to captivate audiences during his “thrilling” (Music Row) and “infectious” (Billboard) performances. One of those memorable moments happened during a show in West Palm Beach when he welcomed Kid Rock for the second verse of "Buy Me a Boat." As a video on Rolling Stone Country shows, Rock joined in on the chorus before launching into a portion of his own "Cowboy."

"First let me say, I love Kid Rock,” said Janson. “I’ve been a fan for a long time. I have the utmost respect for real artists and entertainers, and he is a poster child for both avenues. Kid is unapologetically himself all the time, and I'm the same way. I knew if we ever got on stage together, it would be completely electric – and it was. I really appreciate Kid joining me."

Janson has more to look forward to as April approaches with his nomination for the ACM Awards® ‘New Male Artist of the Year.’ "I couldn't be more thrilled,” Janson said. “I love my life, love my job and love being recognized. I am so grateful. Unexpected blessings are the best." This most recent nomination follows his previous nods for New Male Vocalist of the Year and Single Record of the Year for his No. 1 Platinum-certified smash hit “Buy Me A Boat.”

Janson also continues giving back to the community as the COPD National Spokesperson for Harmonicas for Health (H4H), a partnership with ACM Lifting Lives and the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) Foundation. The program works to encourage COPD patients to exercise their lungs by learning to play the harmonica.

Meanwhile, the hit singer/songwriter continues to climb the charts at radio as his latest smash “Holdin’ Her” moves into the Top 20.

The breakout star has also announced that he will join Sam Hunt on the road this summer for the “15 in a 30” tour, kicking off June 1 in Cleveland (full dates below), as well as Tim McGraw and Faith Hill for select dates on their “Soul2Soul” tour. A widely praised performer, Janson has continued to tour throughout the winter and recently sold out shows in Iowa, Mississippi and more.

Mar 07 Grand Ole Opry Nashville, TN
Mar 10 Phenix City Amphitheater Phenix City, AL
Mar 11 Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo Opp, AL
Mar 17 Golden Nugget Lake Charles, LA
Mar 21 Grand Ole Opry Nashville, TN
Mar 24 Black Bear Casino Resort Carlton, MN
Mar 25 4 Bears Casino and Lodge New Town, ND
Apr 01 Green Valley Ranch Grand Events Center Henderson, NV
Apr 02 ACM Awards Official After Party Park Theater Las Vegas, NV
Apr 08 41st Annual "Dave Martin's Bullride Mania” Harrisburg, PA
Apr 14 Kellogg Arena Battle Creek, MI
Apr 21 Riverdome at Horseshoe Casino & Hotel Bossier City, LA
Apr 22 Wichita Wingnuts Foundation Fundraiser Wichita, KS
May 20 Wild Adventures Theme Park Valdosta, GA
May 28 Country 500 Music Festival Daytona Beach, FL
Jun 01 Blossom Music Center Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Jun 02 Klipsch Music Center Indianapolis, IN
Jun 03 Rock the South Cullman, AL
Jun 15 Budweiser Stage Toronto, Canada
Jun 16 DTE Energy Music Theatre Detroit, MI
Jun 17 KeyBank Pavilion Pittsburgh, PA
Jun 22 Lakes Jam Brainerd, MN
Jun 23 Bank of NH Pavilion Gilford, NH
Jun 24 Xfinity Theatre Hartford, CT
Jun 25 P.N.C. Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ
Jun 29 Wild West Festival Hays, KS
Jul 01 Frontier City Oklahoma City, OK
Jul 07 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Saint Louis, MO
Jul 08 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Chicago, IL
Jul 09 Riverbend Music Center Cincinnati, OH
Jul 13 Verizon Amphitheater Alpharetta, GA
Jul 14 MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre Tampa, FL
Jul 15 Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre at the S. Florida Fairgrounds West Palm Beach, FL
Jul 19 Adams County Fairfest Hastings, NE
Jul 21 Darling's Waterfront Pavilion Bangor, ME
Jul 22 Xfinity Center Mansfield, MA
Jul 23 CMAC Canandaigua, NY
Jul 27 Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at VA Bch Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 28 Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek Raleigh, NC
Jul 29 PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, NC
Aug 04 Sunfest Cowichan Lake, Canada
Aug 05 Oregon Jamboree Music Festival Sweet Home, OR
Aug 10 Sleep Train Amphitheatre Chula Vista, CA
Aug 11 Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA
Aug 12 Toyota Amphitheatre Sacramento, CA
Aug 15 THE GREEK Los Angeles, CA
Aug 16 THE GREEK Los Angeles, CA
Aug 19 Ak-Chin Pavilion Phoenix, AZ
Aug 21 Red Rocks Denver, CO
Aug 22 Red Rocks Denver, CO
Sep 02 Red, White & Boom Music Festival Lexington, KY
Sep 14 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
Sep 15 BB&T Pavilion Camden, NJ
Sep 16 Jiffy Lube Live Washington, VA
Sep 22 Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN
Sep 23 Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN
Oct 05 AT&T Center San Antonio, TX
Oct 06 Toyota Center Houston, TX
Oct 07 American Airlines Arena Dallas, TX


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Chris Janson Tour Dates

07/24/2024 : Stateline Speedway Stadium: Post Falls, ID
07/25/2024 : Canyon County Fair: Caldwell, ID
07/26/2024 : Douglas County Fairgrounds: Castle Rock, CO
07/27/2024 : LA-Z Acres Campground: Nashport, OH
08/02/2024 : Tri-County Fairgrounds: Petersburg, WV
08/03/2024 : Ameris Bank Amphitheatre: Alpharetta, GA
08/04/2024 : Clark County Fair: Ridgefield, WA
08/07/2024 : Full Throttle Saloon: Sturgis, SD
08/08/2024 : Stix Ludington: Ludington, MI
08/09/2024 : XRoads41: Oshkosh, WI
08/15/2024 : Northwest Washington Fair and : Lynden, WA
08/16/2024 : Steel County Fair: Owatonna, MN
08/17/2024 : Douglas County Fair: Alexandria, MN
08/23/2024 : Pine Knob Music Theatre: Clarkston, MI
08/24/2024 : Bulls and Bands (Arcadia Rode: Arcadia, FL
08/30/2024 : PNC Bank Arts Center: Holmdel, NJ
08/31/2024 : Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion: Gilford, NH
09/01/2024 : Cape Cod Melody Tent: Hyannis, MA
09/05/2024 : Oxford Performing Arts Center: Oxford, AL
09/06/2024 : Turfway Park: Florence, KY
09/07/2024 : Bourbon & Blades 2024: Radcliff, KY
09/13/2024 : Songs4Soldiers Benefit Concert: Columbia, IL
09/14/2024 : Rise Up Music Festival: Mchenry, IL
09/20/2024 : The Fruit Yard Amphitheater: Modesto, CA
09/21/2024 : Chukchansi Gold Resort & Casin: Coarsegold, CA
09/27/2024 : Durham Fair: Durham, CT
09/28/2024 : No Offseason Sports - Russellt: Russellton, PA
09/29/2024 : Indian Ranch: Webster, MA
10/05/2024 : Riverwind Casino: Norman, OK
10/11/2024 : Five Winds Music Festival 2024: Yucaipa, CA
10/25/2024 : Salvage Station: Asheville, NC
11/09/2024 : Country Bay Music Festival 202: Miami, FL
11/23/2024 : Blue Gate Performing Arts Cent: Shipshewana, IN

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Beginning about age 13, music always been my “safe place”, my “escape”, it became a part of who I am. My background includes being a photographer/journalist for newspapers, magazines and radio stations and more recently I have been an artist manager. What I continue to strive to learn is, what is important to the fans/readers? I find that the answer is always that they want to feel close to the artist they are supporting. The human contact that we all need is something that I want to deliver to anyone that happens to read something I write or see a photograph I shoot. It is important to me to provide that experience, because I am, after all, still always a “fan” and that giddy 13-year-old girl is simply amazed! I never imagined that my passion and love for music would lead me where I am today! I use the hashtag #iamtheluckiestgirliknow because I cannot believe how blessed I am! I’m excited to see “what happens next” and take you all along with me! This is going to be amazing…