Songwriter Session: Chris Janson
Singer-songwriter Chris Janson will perform, offer insight into his creative process, and share stories behind songs from his new album, Everybody. Janson wrote his singles
Heard each weekday across the country, on-air radio personality and entertainer Bobby Bones, hosts the nationally syndicated The Bobby Bones Show. Comfortable behind the mic, Bones fronts his own band, The Raging Idiots, puts on sold-out fundraisers like the Million Dollar Show (Jan 9 at the Ryman), and is taking his hilarity out on the road in 2017 on the Funny & Alone stand up comedy tour. In the midst of all his ventures, we snagged a second of his time to find out his answers to these five totally random questions...
What’s a word or phrase you say too much/overuse?
Probably “hold on a second, let me finish this text message.” Or something to that effect. My phone is basically another appendage.
Of the “12 Days of Christmas” gifts, which would you want to receive?
Did you know that song was written in 1780? I just googled it because except for the Cracker Barrel version I just cut for them… I didn’t know the song! Just the 'partridge in a pear tree' part. And I do know “5 Roast Beef Sandwiches,” but that's from an Arby’s commercial. But from this ancient list, I’d probably go with 9 Ladies Dancing. And hopefully they’d be dancing to my favorite holiday song “Mambo #5”
What makes you laugh?
Awkwardness. Love it. Can’t get enough of it. Love to see it, love to experience it. Just love it.
Who’s someone you want to get to know better in 2017?
Kanye West. And Tom Lord at Red Light Management. He just makes a guy smile.
Do all dogs go to heaven?
My dog is on the borderline right now. He won’t stop peeing in the closet. I’ll take him outside to the backyard (which I just moved to a house from a condo so he could have a backyard) and he will come right in and go pee right in the closet. So as of today, I’m going with yes. But anymore of this urinating in the closet, and he may not get the golden ticket.