It Was Love At First Sight For Chris Janson and Kelly Lynn

The moment Chris Janson first laid eyes on Kelly Lynn, he knew she would be his wife one day. He…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 4, 2019


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Chris Janson and Kelly Lynn; Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The moment Chris Janson first laid eyes on Kelly Lynn, he knew she would be his wife one day. He called it the second he saw her. Little did he know, his intuition was correct.

While working to build his music career playing shows in Nashville and around the Southeast, Janson began to cross paths with Kelly on a regular basis. When he found out she worked at a record label in town, he promptly booked a meeting with her to pitch some of his songs.

After that meeting, Janson invited her over to his cabin for a songwriting session. That’s when they fell in love, right there on his porch swing.

Janson married Kelly Lynn on July 4, 2010 and he’s never looked back.

Kelly Lynn remains by Janson’s side at home and on the road. In addition to being a loving wife, she is also Janson’s manager.

“I’ve had other people come to me and ask me if I would manage them,” she tells People.  “The answer is no. I only will do it for my husband because I truly believe in his talent so much. I’ll do whatever I can to show the world that he’s a superstar.”

As Janson’s career continues to flourish, family continues to be the most important thing to Janson and Kelly Lynn, who are parents to Georgia and Jesse. She is also mom to two adult children from a previous marriage.

“I didn’t know what life was about until I got married and walked into a house that was already a home with kids in it — my bonus kids,” Janson shares at the beginning of his “Holdin’ Her” music video. “And then, shortly thereafter, God blessed me with two more babies, and for whatever reason, I became the luckiest man alive.”

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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.