What is Chris Janson’s Starbucks drink of choice? You may be surprised…
“This is a Pumpkin Spice latte.. I’m that guy. I’m generally a Mt. Dew guy, but in the fall I’m a coffee guy. I just like the spirit of it. It’s funny, when “Drunk Girl” came out they kept asking me “why that in the summer time?” I was like “trust me, by the time this song becomes a big hit it’ll be Pumpkin Spice time.”
Janson used to ride and build motorcycles, but not as much any more:
“Well, you know marriage changes a lot of things. Having kids certainly changes a lot of things. You want to be there in full force for your kids, in ever way shape or form. I feel blessed to be a dad. I quit on my own accord really, it was just something I knew I had to do. It’s all good, it was a bachelor hobby for me anyway. I was building bikes when I was a bachelor. I have new hobbies now, they’re called kids and it’s just a lot of fun.”
“I have them at all ages. They love sports, modeling, acting and music. A couple of my kids are really musically talented, however, we don’t impress or push anything upon our kids. We want them to be what they want to be and who they want to be and I think that’s really important in life. So, that’s how we parent.”
Janson is up for three awards at this year’s CMAs, and he’s feeling good about the possible outcomes:
“I’m feeling really blessed, I feel like I’ve already won. Anyone who is nominated should tell you the same thing – I feel like being nominated is winning already. They give you a medallion whenever you’re a nominee. And by the way, when you look at the list there aren’t a lot of nominees. So you get the medallion, and it says what you’re nominated for, printed on it, engraved in bronze. That’s winning right there. If I get a trophy, awesome. If I don’t, no big deal. I’ve made it this far and that’s a blessing in itself.