Chris Janson, Tenille Townes & Chris Young Tapped For 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

A number of country music stars will be taking part in one of our nation’s most iconic holiday events –…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 5, 2019


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Chris Janson, Tenille Townes, Chris Young; Photos by Andrew Wendowski

A number of country music stars will be taking part in one of our nation’s most iconic holiday events – the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Confirmed to appear at the 93rd annual event in New York City are Chris Janson, Tenille Townes and Chris Young. The singer/songwriters will be joined by a variety of artists across multiple genres of music, including Natasha Bedingfield, the Black Eyed Peas, Ciara, Debbie Gibson, Idina Menzel, Lea Michele, Kelly Rowland, TLC and many more.

According to the Macy’s website, Janson will appear the Green Giant float and Townes will ride along on Cracker Barrel Old Country Store’s float, while Young will make an appearance on Mount Rushmore’s American Pride float from the South Dakota Department of Tourism.

Fans can tune in to the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 28 at 9 am in all time zones.

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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.