On Tuesday, March 20th, Chris Janson was welcomed into the Grand Ole Opry family. He was given his membership award by Garth Brooks who turned to the teary-eyed Janson to say, “Chris, it is my honor to welcome you to the family. This will be — no matter how many times you look back on it — the greatest night in your music career.”
When Janson stepped up to the mic, he was beaming with joy and pride. “To know me is to know I really, truly love the Grand Ole Opry,” he stated.
Janson, probably best known for his ballad “Drunk Girl” and breakthrough single “Buy Me A Boat,” has been praised for his stage presence and songwriting abilities. He also penned popular songs for other artists such as Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah” and “That’s How I’ll Always Be.”
Janson was invited to join the Grand Ole Opry by his longtime friend Keith Urban during Janson’s sold out show at the Ryman Auditorium in late February. When Urban asked him to join after pointing out how hard Janson has worked over the years, Janson couldn’t contain himself and started jumping up and down. Thankfully, the look of pure happiness on his face and the excitement of the crowd was filmed and can be seen here.