Newly-minted ACM Awards nominee Chris Janson can do much more than just buy a boat these days. Having landed an prestigious nomination for New Male Vocalist at this year's 52nd annual ACM Awards, the singer and songwriter is collecting even more high-profile spots. After a weekend of jamming out with Kid Rock onstage, Janson is now headed to co-host the CMT Hot 20 Countdown special on April 1--and no, that's nor an April Fool's Day joke.
During a show in West Palm Beach, Janson launched into his hit single "Buy Me a Boat" and invited Kid Rock out for the second verse. Needless to say, it is certainly a career-defining moment. "First let me say, I love Kid Rock. I’ve been a fan for a long time. I have the utmost respect for real artists and entertainers, and he is a poster child for both avenues," says Janson in a press statement. "Kid is unapologetically himself all the time, and I'm the same way. I knew if we ever got on stage together, it would be completely electric – and it was. I really appreciate Kid joining me."
On his latest nomination--last year, he was also up for New Male Vocalist, as well as Single Record of the Year--he beams: "I couldn't be more thrilled,” Janson said. “I love my life, love my job and love being recognized. I am so grateful. Unexpected blessings are the best."
Janson's current single "Holdin' Her" recently hit the Top 20 at country radio.
Heading into the summer, Janson is readying is spot as one of the openers on Sam Hunt's 15 in a 30 Tour, along with Maren Morris and Hot Chelle Rae frontman Ryan Follese. Check out the tour dates below:
June 1 - Cleveland, OH - Blossom Music Center
June 2 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Center
June 15 - Toronto, ONT - Budweiser Stage
June 16 - Detroit, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 17 - Pittsburgh, PA - KeyBank Pavilion
June 23 - Gilford, NH - Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
June 24 - Hartford, CT - XFINITY Theatre
June 25 - Holmdel, NJ - P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
July 7 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 8 - Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 9 - Cincinnati, OH - Riverbend Music Center
July 13 - Atlanta, GA - Verizon Amphitheatre
July 14 - Tampa, FL - MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 15 - Miami, FL - Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
July 21 - Bangor, ME - Darling's Waterfront Pavilion
July 22 - Boston, MA - Xfinity Center
July 23 - Rochester, NY - Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (Click here for tickets)
July 27 - Virginia Beach, VA - Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
July 28 - Raleigh, NC - Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
July 29 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
Aug 10 - San Diego, CA - Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Aug 11 - San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug 12 - Sacramento, CA - Toyota Amphitheater
Aug 15 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre
Aug 19 - Phoenix, AZ - Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug 21 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (Click here for tickets)
Sept 15 - Philadelphia, PA - BB&T Pavilion
Sept 16 - Washington, DC - Jiffy Lube Live
Sept 22 - Nashville, TN - Ascend Amphitheater
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