Chris Janson Debuts ‘Buy Me a Boat’ Music Video
Country singer Chris Janson makes a literal splash with his summery new "Buy Me a Boat" music video.
Sure, money can't buy happiness -- but according to Janson's new single, it can buy a country boy everything he needs to be happy: a boat, a truck to pull it and a Yeti 110 carrying the cold stuff.
"They call me redneck, white trash and blue collar / But I could change all that if I had a couple million dollars," Janson sings. "I keep hearing that money is the root of all evil / And you can’t fit a camel through the eye of a needle / I’m sure that’s probably true / But it still sounds pretty cool."
The video for "Buy Me a Boat" is a sun-soaked tribute to lazy summer days filled with cool lake water and a couple of drinks. The singer and his buddies are shown having a heck of a time on the lake -- they play captain, jump into the water and soak up that good ol' Vitamin D -- and the clip shows that when Janson's singing about his dream boat, he isn't even picturing a custom-made boat with all the bells and whistles; just a pontoon will do.
A celebrity even makes an appearance: Chip Esten, who plays Deacon on the TV show Nashville. Esten's rowing away in a canoe, and it takes a second to realize, "Oh wait ... was that ... is that ...?" Yep, it's him.
Janson recently made his awards show performance debut at the 2015 CMT Music Awards, where he performed his hit.
“It was super emotional, super surreal,” Janson says. "I get up, and I do “Buy Me a Boat,” and it was unbelievable. The artists [were] all right in front of me. I got done playing, and Keith Urban stood up and gave me a standing ovation and started the whole thing. And then Charles Kelley from Lady A and Dierks Bentley, and the whole artist pit stood up. So it was really good gratification and made me feel like, ‘Okay, you’ve done it now.’ It was a big blessing.”
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