Three-time Academy of Country Music Awards-nominated artist Chris Janson is set to perform “Buy Me A Boat” on CONAN next Tuesday, March 29, airing at 11/10pm CT on TBS. The single recently earned Janson two of his three ACM Awards nominations for Single of the Year as writer and producer in addition to his New Male Vocalist of the Year nod. iHeartRadio Music Awards also recognized “Boat” with a nomination for Country Song of the Year. Janson recently spent some time on the road with Blake Shelton as part of his 2016 Tour presented by Gildan, which wrapped up earlier this month to huge crowds in New York and Pennsylvania.
“It’s been a banner year for me so far, and extremely life changing for my family and me. First time I’ve ever been nominated at the ACM’s and iHeart Radio awards. It’s pretty unreal. I’ve been on tour with my pal Blake Shelton, and the response has been overwhelmingly amazing,” says Janson. “I’m fulfilling my goals daily, and over the past 12 months I’ve achieved so many of the things I’ve wanted to do in music; getting to be on the radio in a big way, getting to be on National TV shows playing music, and playing to millions of fans. I’m humbled by all of this, and I hope it goes on forever.”
Janson landed on multiple 2015 year-end lists, including Billboard’s Top New Country Artist list, Rolling Stone Country’s Best list for his full-length debut and the New York Times Best Songs of 2015 for “Buy Me a Boat.” After a decade of hard work, “Boat” transformed Janson’s life, making him one of country music’s most visible new stars. He was chosen as a 2016 Next Big Thing by MusicRow and, adding to the industry recognition, received standing ovations for his electric performance at the prestigious New Faces concert during Country Radio Seminar. Acclaimed for his spirited harmonica playing and riveting live show, Janson has played the Grand Ole Opry more than 130 times and earned spots on tour with Toby Keith, Luke Bryan and labelmate Blake Shelton.