Special YouTube Live Interview, Performance Today at 5:30 PM CT
Acclaimed Single Earns MusicRow Awards â€œSong of the Yearâ€ Nomination
Critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter and entertainer Chris Jansontrades in his â€œfiery harmonica licksâ€ (Los Angeles Times) for â€œa sensitive sitting-at-the-piano songâ€ that â€œturns expectations on their headâ€ (Philadelphia Inquirer) with his latest single, â€œDrunk Girl,â€ written by Janson, Tom Douglas, and Scooter Carusoe. Today, he puts a new story to the poignant song with the release of its official music video, directed by Jeff Venable. The song was written from a concerned fatherâ€™s perspective, and the music video paints a realistic portrait of a young girl as she experiences relationships throughout her life.
People.compremiered the video that contains sensitive topics this morning. â€œWe donâ€™t ever want to offend anybody,â€ says Janson. â€œbut man, itâ€™s almost a disservice if you donâ€™t bring light to some subjects that are so important and donâ€™t get talked about nearly as much as they should.â€
Rolling StoneCountryâ€™sfeature on the video states, â€œChris Janson offers a stark look at the issue of consent in the new music video for â€˜Drunk Girl.â€™â€ Janson tells Rolling Stone, â€œIf my daughters were in that situation, I hope someone would treat them with that respect.â€ Â
In addition to its powerful message, the piece offers a rare look at an illuminated but empty lower Broadway. Janson and the crew shut down Nashvilleâ€™s famed downtown street to capture the visual. He will discuss the making of the video and more today at5:30 p.m. CTon a special YouTube Livefrom the stage at the Grand Ole Opry.
â€œDrunk Girlâ€ has made waves in Music City and beyond from the outset, with CMTcalling it â€œquite possibly the most important song to come out of Nashville in years.â€ Now approaching Top 25 at country radio with more than 18 million streams, the single has earned a nomination for Music Rowâ€™s â€œSong of the Yearâ€ award. Upon the release of â€œDrunk Girlâ€ the publication declared, â€œEach vocal performance seems more expressive than the one beforeâ€¦ extraordinary intimacyâ€¦ a wonderfully inventive lyric about behaving like a gentleman. A superb record.â€
Janson is the newest and youngest living Opry member. His high-octane live performances are heavily praised. He closed out the 53rdAnnual ACM Awards in Las Vegas with an up-tempo rocker that Billboarddescribed and â€œrip-roaringâ€ and â€œhyper-turnt.â€Â iHeartRadioâ€™s Bobby Boneshas declared â€œthere is no stage too big for [Janson],â€ and now fans can see for themselves all summer on Jake Owenâ€™s â€œLifeâ€™s Whatcha Make It 2018 Tour.â€ He will also bring his party-starting dynamism to festival and headlining dates throughout the nation, including Nashvilleâ€™s Let Freedom Sing! Music Cityâ€™s July 4th concert.
For tour dates and more information, visit www.ChrisJanson.com