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 1st.
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 1st in Cleveland 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.