Chris Janson’s Six Pack of Life Lessons

"Buy Me a Boat" Opened Too Many Doors to Count

In the latest issue of Country Aircheck, Chris Janson tells the music trade publication how his breakout song “Buy Me a Boat” changed his world so much and how he will be forever grateful for that.

“That No. 1 opened up so many doors I can’t even count them all,” Janson said. “My kids are healthy and my wife loves me. Everything else is icing on the cake.”

But Janson, who is one of the Country Radio Seminar’s New Faces for 2016, also shared some of lessons he’s learned since moving to Nashville 10 years ago. And virtually all of them are relevant no matter what business you are in.

1. Be honest.

2. Carry positive vibes, because nobody wants to hear negative.

3. Keep your head up.

4. Smile.

5. Just be real.

6. Let the music lead.

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.