Chris Janson announced he will release this third studio album, Real Friends, on Oct. 18.
Buoyed by lead single, “Good Vibes,” which is currently No. 24 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, Real Friends takes its name from Chris’ numerous cohorts that contributed to the album in the form of songwriters, producers, musicians and collaborators.
“Real Friends is my favorite album I’ve made yet, hands down,” says Chris. “I made Real Friends with actual real friends. I produced the album with real friends, wrote all the songs with real friends, took all the photos for the project with my best friend and wife, Kelly, and I also have a huge collaboration on this album with one of my favorite ‘Ole’ friends! I’m more excited about music now than I have been in all of my career. Thank you to my fans, who truly are my real friends and helped me get where I am today.”
The “Ole” friend is likely a reference to Blake Shelton.
In addition to “Good Vibes,” Chris has dropped two more songs from the upcoming album: “Waitin’ On 5” and, most recently, “Say About Me,” which you can listen to below. Currently, Chris is on the road with Chris Young as part of his Raised On Country Tour.
Chris released his sophomore album, Everybody, in September 2017. The 12-song offering featured hit singles “Fix a Drink” and “Drunk Girl.”
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