Chris Janson Is ‘Proud’ To Be The ‘Good Vibes’ Guy

After bringing the lively “Good Vibes” to the top of the charts, Chris Janson has lovingly become known as the…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 13, 2020

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After bringing the lively “Good Vibes” to the top of the charts, Chris Janson has lovingly become known as the “Good Vibes” guy to many country music fans, and that’s something he’s more than okay with, most of the time anyway.

“It’s hard to be honest with you. That’s the honest answer,” he recently confessed to Country Now and other media. “It’s hard to be the ‘Good Vibes’ guy sometimes because I can be a cranky butt too.”

After a quick chuckle, he added, “But I really am blessed and we really are blessed. We’re so blessed to get up this morning and we’re blessed to get up yesterday and hopefully, we’ll get up tomorrow. That’s the main thing. That’s the main principle behind the song. And that gives me a sense of pride and humility with it, which makes me proud to walk forward being the ‘Good Vibes’ guy, if you will.”

The feel-good anthem has taken on new meaning for the singer/songwriter, especially after hearing all of the stories his fans share with him about the song on a day-to-day basis.

“It’s unbelievable how words can heal a human or touch a human,” he said. “I just never got into it for that. It’s just amazing to see how God worked through the song.”

For many, “Good Vibes” serves as a reminder to make the most of every day and find the good in every situation, despite the circumstances. For others, the song has taken on a much deeper meaning.

“Fighting against suicide, fighting against depression…And I have one story that I keep pretty close to my vest,” he explained. “It was very heartwarming and very touching and I saw a lot of ‘Good Vibes’ tattoos out of it… It’s changed a lot of lives. Changed my life actually. It’s a great reminder that you have to walk it exactly like you talk it and that’s not so easy to do. So I had to re-learn to do that. It’s pretty great.”

Chris Janson is back at country radio now with “Done,” the second single from Real Friends and follow-up to “Good Vibes.”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.