Listen to Chris Janson’s Debut Album Now

Preview All 11 Songs on Buy Me a Boat Before Oct. 30 Release

Chris Janson’s debut album will be released late next week, but you can preview the entire album now at

Listen to the Album

Fueled by the success of the title track, Buy Me a Boat officially arrives Oct. 30, and the Missouri native has already been testing the album’s other songs during roadwork throughout the summer on Toby Keith’s Good Times & Pick Up Lines Tour. Early next year, Janson will be meeting new fans when he joins Blake Shelton’s tour.

Even without a major record label’s support, “Buy Me a Boat” became a breakout hit at radio earlier this year. The surprise success led to CMT producing a music video for the track and Janson signing with Warner Music Nashville.

The single reached No. 1 on the Mediabase country airplay chart in September.

Janson, whose songwriting credits include Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah,” co-wrote all 11 songs on his debut album. His latest single, “Power of Positive Drinkin’,” was one of the most-added songs at country radio this past week.

Calvin Gilbert has served as’s managing editor since 2002. His background includes stints at the Nashville Banner, Radio & Records and Westwood One.