Chris Janson Embraces His “Redneck Life”

Chris Janson Embraces His “Redneck Life”

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Chris Janson embraces his Southern roots in his new music video for "Redneck Life," which is on his latest EP, Fix a Drink.

Chris Janson recently released the music video for his single, “Redneck Life,” and it shows his southern roots. The song is off his latest EP, Fix a Drink, which arrived earlier this month.

The “Buy Me a Boat” singer was born and raised in Missouri, but he moved to Nashville to pursue music after finishing high school. Not only does he write songs for his own career, but he also writes for big-name stars. Tim McGraw, Justin Moore, Hank Williams Jr., Frankie Ballard and Randy Houser are a few artists on the list. “There’s a nice little list of folks that have been gracious enough to cut my music,” Janson says.

He enjoys his career in the music world as he tours and lives out his dream. Growing up as a Christian, Janson and his wife, Kelly Lynn, learned to pray through any struggle that comes up. After all, the music industry is quite unpredictable. Luckily, he is making his way up to stardom. This new music video gives us a little insight into his country lifestyle.

In the video, Janson wears camouflage by a slow-moving creek while naming off the “redneck” experiences from his roots. He talks about cutoff jeans, cheap cigarettes and hunting. Check out the music video and lyrics below!

“I believe in staying true to your roots, and I believe that if you’re going to make music for a fan base,” Janson told Rolling Stone. “I know as a listener, I want to be able to believe who I am listening to, and I am that kind of guy. No matter what the subject matter in my songs, in some form or facet I have lived, am living, or plan to be living that song.”

The lyrics to Redneck Life were written by Chris Janson and Mitchell Oglesby.

Redneck Life Lyrics

I grew up in a batten board cabin
At the dead end of a gravel street
I got my first payin’ job when I turned 10
Cause money didn’t grow on trees
Cheap cigarettes with the windows up
Was just part of the air I breathed
I didn’t choose the redneck life
The redneck life chose me

Yeah me and my daddy built my first car
It’s called the motor up in a tree
We were the beer bartenders with the ice cutout
Rat racing them junkyard dreams
Yeah, me and my crew, man, we grew up
On high-tune U83
I didn’t choose the redneck life
No, the redneck life chose me

I didn’t choose the redneck life
The redneck life chose me
What you see is what you get
And what you get is what you see
I’ll take a Mountain Dew over a silver spoon
Any ole day of the week
I didn’t choose the redneck life
The redneck life chose me

And I grew up swimming in cut-off jeans
Down at the bridge at the castor creek
We’d bend our half bills as far as we could bend them
We spent the fall sittin’ high in a tree
Yeah, huntin’ and fishin’ wasn’t just a trend
It was what we did to eat
I didn’t choose the redneck life
The redneck life chose me

Yeah, I didn’t choose the redneck life
The redneck life chose me
What you see is what you get
And what you get is what you see
I’ll take a Mountain Dew over a silver spoon
Any ole day of the week
I didn’t choose the redneck life
The redneck life chose me

Janson worked with a variety of artists on his latest EP, so fans will notice more pop-infused choruses. All of his new tracks are on it, including “Fix a Drink,” “Name on It,” “Everybody,” “Little Bit of Both” and “Redneck Life.” They are all reflective of the good times that represent where Janson is in his life right now, so be sure to check them out!

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