Chris Janson Gets CMT Listen Up Treatment

Buoyant "Buy Me a Boat" Is One of the Hottest Songs of the Summer

It’s been a huge year for newcomer Chris Janson who has been announced as the latest featured CMT Listen Up artist.

Janson was catapulted onto the mainstream country scene following the release of his latest single, “Buy Me a Boat.” The track took the No.1 slot on the iTunes charts this spring and quickly became one of the hottest songs of the summer songs.

“It’s pretty humbling, to say the least,” Janson said. “What do you say? Except I’m thankful, I’m grateful. It’s a dream come true. I love being a part of country music and doing it with CMT is pretty unbelievable.”

CMT teamed up with the singer to create his very first music video and performed “Buy Me a Boat” on the 2015 CMT Music Awards during his first nationally-televised appearance.

The Missouri native’s humble nature and contrastingly energetic stage vibe also made him the perfect fit for Toby Keith’s Good Times and Pickup Lines tour this summer. Janson continues to steadily build his fan base, and the growing crowds are evident with every video the singer shares socially.

Meanwhile Janson is looking forward to the upcoming release of his debut album for Warner Bros Nashville.

For more, visit the CMT Listen Up page and tune into an all new episode of CMT Hot 20 Countdown this Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 15-16) at 9 a.m. ET/PT.