Chris Janson Plots New Album, ‘Real Friends’

Chris Janson will soon spread all the “Good Vibes” with the release of his third major label project, Real Friends….


Lauren Jo Black

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July 31, 2019


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Chris Janson will soon spread all the “Good Vibes” with the release of his third major label project, Real Friends.

Arriving October 18, the album is one Janson couldn’t be more proud of.

Real Friends is my favorite album I’ve made yet, hands down,” Janson shared in a press release. “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,” he added. “Thank you to my fans, who truly are my real friends and helped me get where I am today.”

The singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist first gave fans a taste of new music earlier this year with the release of his current feel-good single, “Good Vibes.” Janson co-wrote the tune alongside heavy-hitters Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell. He’ll soon bring “Good Vibes” to the Jimmy Kimmel Live! stage when he visits the popular late-night show on Wednesday, August 7.

Janson will continue to deliver new tracks to fans leading up to the release of Real Freinds. The tracks “Say About Me” and “Waitin’ On 5” are available now.

Chris Janson is currently headlining a number of his own shows as well as providing direct support on Chris Young’s Raised On Country Tour. Click HERE to see if he’s coming to a city near you.

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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.