Chris Janson At Grand Ole Opry
Country singer, Chris Janson, set fire to the Nashville music scene immediately after arriving in town. He moved to Nashville at age 18 hoping that he could make his mark on the country music capital. Once he pulled into town, he begged the doorman at the legendary Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge for the chance to play just one song. He hit the stage to play “Folsom Prison Blues” and was offered a job before he could even step off the stage. For the next year, Tootsie’s was packed with crowds waiting to hear the Missouri-born musician play four shows everyday. Janson musical aspiration began at age 11 when he began playing guitar as a hobby. He hadn’t considered it as a career until the summer after high school when he headed to Nashville to land the Tootsie’s gig. Word spread about Janson’s talent and Tootsie’s was suddenly filled with Music Row execs who offered him record, publishing, booking, and management deals. Soon after, he was touring Europe with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Hank Williams Jr. He’s also shared the spotlight with Emmylou Harris, Trace Adkins, and Lonestar. Chris Janson made his debut on the Grand Ole Opry stage on February 15, 2013.