You’ll Never Guess Who Worked With Chris Janson On First Song
He may be a country star, but he loves hip hop -- and punk rock, apparently.
Chris Janson first stepped into the spotlight back in 2009. He toured with Lynyrd Skynyrd and Travis Tritt before Janson made his own footprint in the music world, but what you may not know is that the first song he ever wrote was with none other than Guns & Roses.
“It’s called ‘Shoot Off The Locks,’” Janson said.
“I started my songwriting career out with the rock and roll world, like the cream of the crop of the rock and roll world...and those were the first two songs that I ever wrote.”
Janson sang a few of the lyrics for Clay & Company.
“The hook line is, ‘Get a gun, Shoot off the Locks, Don’t put my music in a box.’”
After singing the lyrics, Janson admitted that he had almost forgotten about that song.
“I hadn’t thought about that song since you asked, but I’m glad you did.”
Janson is no stranger to working with big artists. The song, “Truck Yeah,” made famous by Tim McGraw, was actually written by Janson, and it was his first song to become a monster hit on the radio, but who sang it better?
“Honestly, I think Tim did it great. Tim has recorded several of my songs -- two of them have become really big hits, one including ‘Truck Yeah’ and the other including ‘How I’ll Always Be.’”
“The one thing I love about McGraw recording my songs, in particular, is that he doesn’t stray from my demos or my work tapes. He literally does them pretty much exactly verbatim how I did them.”
You can hear the full interview with Chris Janson below.
Don’t forget to check out his new song, “Bye Mom.” You’ll need a tissue box for this one.
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