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Country superstar Chris Janson coming to Shooting Star Friday

Platinum-selling country artist Chris Janson returns to Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino this Friday, April 19 for an 8 p.m. show. Janson last played the Shooting Star in 2017. (Submitted photo)

"Buy Me A Boat" country singer, Chris Janson, will perform at Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center this Friday, April 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now. They can be purchased by phone at 1-800-313-SHOW (7469), online at www.StarCasino.com/tickets, or via the "Buy Tickets" tab on Shooting Star's Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/ShootingStarCasino.

Chris Janson is a platinum-selling, high-octane entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, award-winning singer/songwriter, and the youngest living member of the Grand Ole Opry. Janson's new song, "Good Vibes," is the debut single from his forthcoming third studio album. His sophomore album,

"Everybody," produced his second No. 1 hit single, "Fix A Drink," the chart-topping follow-up to his No. 1 debut smash "Buy Me A Boat."

His CMA-nominated song, "Drunk Girl," won Music Row "Song of the Year" and has been called "the most important song to come out of Nashville in years." Janson is the only artist in 2018 who opened the CMA Awards and closed out the ACM Awards, with what Rolling Stone called a "must-see performance." Janson continues to sell-out shows on his headlining "Waitin' on 5 Tour," and has been announced as direct support for Chris Young's "Raised on Country Tour."

Born in 1986 in Missouri, Janson moved to Nashville after high school to pursue a career in the music industry. He began collaborating on songs with famous songwriters and within two months, 10 of his songs were cut by major recording artists including Tim McGraw, Justin Moore, Frankie Ballard, and Randy Houser. In the midst of his songwriting career, he decided to release his own debut single, "'Til a Woman Comes Along." In 2012, he penned Tim McGraw's fastest chart topping hit, "Truck Yeah," and following its success, Janson released "Better I Don't," his first Top 40 hit.

In 2015, he independently released his single "Buy Me a Boat." Within hours, it received airtime on The Bobby Bones Show and began to climb the charts, reaching the Top 10 within 24 hours of its release. The single reached No. 1, was Platinum-certified, and won "Best Country Song of the Year" at the 2016 iHeart Radio Music Awards. At the 2016 Academy of Country Music (ACM) Awards show, "Buy Me a Boat" was nominated for "Single Record of the Year" and Janson was nominated for "New Male Vocalist of the Year."

On stage, Janson not only sings, but he can also play six instruments, including the harmonica.

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