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Buy Me A Boat ~ Chris Janson

Chris JansonChris Janson  is an American country music singer and songwriter. He has written singles for Justin Moore and Tim McGraw among others, and has released two extended plays: one for Bigger Picture Music Group and one for Columbia Records. Janson has also charted four times on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay, including the top 5 “Buy Me a Boat” in mid-2015, which also reached No. 1 on Mediabase.

In June 2009, Janson co-wrote and recorded two duets with Holly Williams on her album Here with Me: “I Hold On” and “A Love I Think Will Last”. Janson signed to BNA Records in October 2009 and released his debut single, “‘Til a Woman Comes Along,” in April 2010. Matt Bjorke of Roughstock gave the single a five-star rating, with his review praising Janson’s vocals as well as the arrangement. The song debuted at No. 56 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts dated for the week ending May 1, 2010.

After BNA was re-structured, Janson left the label. He co-wrote Tim McGraw’s 2012 single “Truck Yeah”, played harmonica on Lee Brice’s album Hard 2 Love, and wrote the title track to Justin Moore’s 2013 album Off the Beaten Path. Janson has also had additional songs recorded by Hank Williams, Jr., Tim McGraw, Randy Houser,Joe Nichols, Parmalee, Frankie Ballard, Tyler Farr, Jerrod Niemann, Craig Campbell, JB and the Moonshine Band, and LoCash.

In 2013, he signed to Bigger Picture Music Group and released “Better I Don’t.”Janson wrote the song with his wife, Kelly, and Pat Bunch,and Keith Stegall produced it “Better I Don’t” peaked at number 40 on Country Airplay in mid 2013. A second single, “Cut Me Some Slack”, peaked at number 60 before Bigger Picture closed in 2014. That same year, Columbia Records released Take It to the Bank, which included “Til a Woman Comes Along” and other songs that he had recorded while on BNA.

Janson self-released the single “Buy Me a Boat” in early 2015. The song debuted at No. 33 on Hot Country Songs after it received airplay on the Bobby Bones Show.It was officially released as a single via Warner Bros. Records Nashville in May 2015, and became Janson’s first top 5 hit by August. In September, Janson announced that his debut studio album, also titled Buy Me a Boat, would be released on October 30.”Buy Me a Boat” peaked at No. 3 on Country Airplay and No. 1 on Mediabase. The album’s second single is “Power of Positive Drinkin'”. Also in 2015, Janson co-wrote LoCash’s “I Love This Life”.

Buy Me A Boat

“Buy Me a Boat” is a song by American country music singer Chris Janson. It is Janson’s fourth single release overall, and also is the lead single to his debut album for Warner Bros. Records Nashville. Janson co-wrote the song with Chris DuBois.

The song has a male narrator expressing the fact that “money can’t buy happiness / but it can buy [him] a boat” and other recreational items.

On writing the song, Janson told Billboard that “I didn’t pull any influence from anywhere except the stuff that I loved. The song came so quick and it felt so right and easy and we did it. I’ll be the first to tell you that I don’t know what a hit is. There was a special feeling and the song had that something, whatever that is… but we didn’t want to jinx it. It wasn’t a big plan where we were scheming behind the scenes. This is real.”

Janson’s previous label, Bigger Picture Music Group, closed in May 2014. After its closure, he self-released “Buy Me a Boat” to iTunes on March 20, 2015. The song gained attention after it received a few radio airplay on the Bobby Bones Show the day of its release, sending the song to the top of iTunes country chart. The song also received a boost from Toby Keith who tweeted his support to his fans.  On the strength of its performance, Janson became signed to Warner Bros. Records Nashville, and the song was re-released as a single. The single was selected by iHeartMedia for their “On The Verge” program that showcased new artists, giving the song airplay on 140 country radio stations for six weeks, starting  May 4, 2015.

Buy Me A Boat – Janson, DuBois

I ain’t rich, but I damn sure wanna be
Working like a dog all day, ain’t working for me
I wish I had a rich uncle that’d kick the bucket
And that I was sitting on a pile like Warren Buffett
I know everybody says
Money can’t buy happiness

But it could buy me a boat, it could buy me a truck to pull it
It could buy me a Yeti 110 iced down with some silver bullets
Yeah, and I know what they say,
Money can’t buy everything
Well, maybe so,
But it could buy me a boat

They call me redneck, white trash and blue collar
But I could change all that if I had a couple million dollars
I keep hearing that money is the root of all evil
And you can’t fit a camel through the eye of a needle
I’m sure that’s probably true,
But it still sounds pretty cool

‘Cause it could buy me a boat, it could buy me a truck to pull it
It could buy me a Yeti 110 iced down with some silver bullets
Yeah, and I know what they say,
Money can’t buy everything
Well, maybe so,
But it could buy me a boat

To float down on the water with a beer…
I hear the Powerball Lotto is a-sitting’ on a hundred mill…
Well, that would buy me a brand new rod and reel…

And it could buy me a boat, it could buy me a truck to pull it
It could buy me a Yeti 110 iced down with some Silver Bullets
Yeah, and I know what they say,
Money can’t buy everything
Well, maybe so,
But it could buy me a boat

Yeah, and I know what they say,
Money can’t buy everything
Well, maybe so,
But it could buy me a boat
It could buy me a boat.

  • Audio from the 2015 album, Buy Me A Boat:

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