Chris Janson Wrote His New Album for ‘Everybody’ (Literally)

Chris Janson needs everyone to know that he wrote his upcoming album for you. And you. And you. Really– for everybody. Everybody: his brand new sophomore album, due September 22, is available now for pre-order. The full-length project features all of the songs on his Fix A Drink – EP, including the critically-praised summer anthem of the same name, as well as seven additional tracks.

“I’m proud of this album in every way,” said Janson. “The cover shot caught me in a great moment. I was literally laughing on the bus, talking and cracking jokes in Danny McBride fashion. A smile makes most everybody feel good, and I wrote and recorded this record for Everybody. Shooting the photography for the album was the most relaxed I’ve ever been behind a camera. It turned out exactly how I envisioned it.”

Everbody already displays the same signs of success as his major label debut, Buy Me A Boat, with lead single “Fix A Drink” currently nearing Top 20 on country radio. WBWL (Boston) PD Lance Houston selected it as one of the season’s top songs, declaring, “If [‘Fix A Drink’] doesn’t scream ‘summer,’ I’m not sure what does.”


1. Who’s Your Farmer (Chris Janson, Buddy Owens, Mitch Oglesby)

2. Everybody (Chris Janson, Tom Douglas, Casey Beathard) *

3. Name On It (Chris Janson, Ashley Gorley, Chris DuBois, Ross Copperman)

4. Eyes For Nobody (Chris Janson, Jeremy Stover)

5. Fix A Drink (Chris Janson, Chris DuBois, Ashley Gorley) **

6. Out There (Chris Janson, Corey Crowder)

7. Little Bit Of Both (Chris Janson, Craig Wiseman, Ben Hayslip) ***

8. Our World (Chris Janson, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip)

9. Bein’ A Dad (Chris Janson, Casey Beathard, Ed Hill)

10. When You Like Me (Chris Janson, Casey Beathard, Kelly Roland)

11. Redneck Life (Chris Janson, Mitch Oglesby) ****

12. Drunk Girl (Chris Janson, Scooter Carusoe, Tom Douglas)

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