Chris Janson is a real family man, so it comes as no surprise that his many loved ones will play a prominent role in his Christmas plans this year. Rare Country recently caught up with the 31-year-old musician, who tells us he and his whole clan will be spending the holiday at his home in Nashville.
“We’re going to have all of the family in,” he says. “My extended family, my brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws and their kids, everybody’s going to come to the house and chill and do the deal. Then we’re going to have dinner and do presents.”
Dinner at the Jansons includes a festive, traditional deep fried turkey. The singer, who is father to two biological and two bonus kids with wife Kelly Lynn, also says he keeps “a fire going pretty much all the time” this season of the year.
“Like, literally, 24/7 at my house – outside in my big fire pit area. It never really goes out,” he says. “Other then that it’s pretty simple, laid back, low key, ball caps and jeans, just easy going, ” he says of the holiday.
Christmas may actually be the only bit of leisure time Chris gets, as he will head into the New Year with a busy schedule. On Jan. 5, he’ll appear on NBC’s “Today” with the television debut of his current single, “Drunk Girl.” The reflective track aims to teach men how to respect a woman, even when she is under the influence.
“It’s just a good information piece,” Chris, who is set to hit the road for Cole Swindell’s “Reasons To Drink” tour in February, says of the emotional song, which he penned with Tom Douglas and Scooter Carusoe. He also adds that the three co-writers had their respective daughters in mind when they wrote the single.
“We would hope that if our daughters ever got into that situation, a young man would treat them with great respect,” Chris says.
“My oldest daughter has a boyfriend, and he is a great guy. The way he is [with my daughter] is how I’d expect a man to be,” Chris explained of his stepdaughter Chel’s boyfriend, Harry. “He’s a good dude. I like him a lot. He treats my daughter with respect. On top of that, he treats my wife and I with respect. I think that says a lot for him. That says a lot for anybody.”
And for the men who may date his youngest daughter, Georgia, in the future, Chris says simply, “Good luck. She rules the roost, and that’s just it. Period.
“She is six going on 21,” he explains. “I know people say that a lot about their kids jokingly. I say that seriously. My youngest daughter is very beyond her years, and I hope her [future] boyfriend can keep up,” he says with a laugh. “She’s going to be hard to impress.”
“Drunk Girl” is the second single from Chris’ sophomore album, “Everybody.” The song follows his fun-loving No. 1 hit, “Fix a Drink.”