Janson to Appear onÂ Entertainment Tonightâ€™sÂ Weekend Edition
Broadway Performance Video Available Now
NASHVILLE,Â Tenn. â€“ WhenÂ Chris JansonÂ first released â€œDrunk Girl,â€ it was hailed as â€œquite possibly the most important song to come out of Nashville in yearsâ€ (CMT), and the value of its message continues to prove itself. The breakout star took home the award for Song of the Year at last nightâ€™sÂ MusicRowÂ Awards, the 30thÂ annual ceremony honoring writers and publishers on the craft of songwriting.
â€œI just have to tell you, I always wanted to write with Tom Douglas, and I always wanted to write with Scooter Carusoe,â€ said Janson on stage at the ceremony. â€œIt was not so easy picking this song because itâ€™s a lot to take on, and we knew that when we wrote it. I have to honestly give the reins and the credit to the two guys right here up on stage with me. Because without passion for real songs, sometimes as artists / writers get lost in what we think is going to work real fast â€“ and thatâ€™s the wrong way to look at songs. Thatâ€™s what Iâ€™ve learned from these guys. Iâ€™ve learned how to be a better songwriter and how to be just a better human, better Christian, better dad and a better husband.â€
During the presentation, MusicRow Publisher / Owner Sherod Roberton read a portion of Robert K. Oermannâ€™s review of â€œDrunk Girl,â€ saying, â€œEach vocal performance seems more impressive than the one before. He drew me into this with extraordinary intimacy. Itâ€™s also a wonderfully inventive lyric about behaving like a gentleman. A superb record.â€
Of the winning song Janson described, â€œYou want your kids to be treated with respect and you want people to love your kids as you love them. The only thing I can say isâ€¦ I see drunk people in the audience every night, I see people who are not drunk in the audience every night. We all see people getting taken advantage of in this world, and if it was my daughter Iâ€™d just hate that. And if it was my son, Iâ€™d hate it even worse. If youâ€™re a parent in here, I pray that your kids are blessed with the knowledge to know better in life and to do the right thing. Thatâ€™s really what this songâ€™s about.â€
The singer / songwriter has earned nearly 30 million streams with â€œDrunk Girlâ€ as it climbs into the Top 25 at country radio. With both its live video (watch HERE) and music video (watch HERE) amassing multiple millions of views each, Janson released a special Broadway performance cut for fans earlier this week (watch HERE). Shot in conjunction with the official music video on the eve of his birthday in April, the new visual provides an intimate moment on one of Nashvilleâ€™s most iconic â€“ and famously crowded â€“ streets. Janson provides a behind-the-scenes look at its personal meaning with a recently released making-of clip (watch HERE).
The Platinum-selling, chart-topping entertainer will discuss â€œDrunk Girlâ€ and more in an Entertainment Tonight segment airing on June 30 (check local listings for time and channel). Between dates on Jake Owenâ€™s â€œLifeâ€™s Whatcha Make It Tour 2018â€ and stops at major festivals across the nation, Janson will ring in Independence Day at Nashvilleâ€™s Let Freedom Sing! Music Cityâ€™s July 4th concert.
For tour dates and more information, visit www.ChrisJanson.com