Behind the Song: Chris Janson's 'Buy Me a Boat' : Week in Review

On Friday Behind the Song: Chris Janson's 'Buy Me a Boat' was a top story. Here is the recap: (Radio.com) One of the new names in country music who started to to get traction in 2015 was Chris Janson, a singer songwriter who has written songs for Hank Williams Jr and Tim McGraw, among others. But his song "Buy Me a Boat," brought him to a wider audience, and is nominated for Single Record of the Year at this weekend's ACM Awards.

Janson recently spoke about the song to Radio.com: "Look, I have lived on both sides of the fence on that one. [Money] can't buy happiness -- I found that out -- but it can buy a good time. And a good time to me is: boats, Yetis, trucks. Money."

"When I started out in the honky-tonks at Tootsie's in Nashville ten years ago, when I started in the music business' I know what it's like to be struggling for rent. I literally was living in the backseat of a two-door Monte Carlo and crashing on couches when I could find one. So I know what it's like to be dead-a- broke, and just be skimping by to make rent, barely have any gas to get to the gig and stuff. I know what it's like."

But he's surprised that it's been his breakout hit: "When we wrote that song, I wasn't trying to ever get on the radio; I wasn't trying to sell records; I wasn't trying to do anything." Read more - here.

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