Eric Church is not only an important collaborator for Chris Janson – he is also a great friend – Everett Post

Eric Churchthe name of appears several times in the credits of Chris Jansonthe new album of, All-in. He is a guest singer, co-writer and even co-producer on a few tracks. But before all that, Chris says, he was just a friend who gave Chris a much-needed boost of confidence.

“I look at it like, ‘How can I make the best record?’ And I’ll tell you, one moment that really confirmed that for me was sitting on a fishing boat with Eric Church,” Chris tells ABC Audio.

“He’s like, ‘Man, a few things I want to tell you: you made it. Just in case you were wondering, you made it,” the singer continues, adding that this confidence boost came at just the right time.

” I wonder. I mean, we all wonder. Everyone has a little insecurity inside. I don’t care who they are, what they do for a living,” Chris reflects.

Eric is one of Chris’ country music heroes and an important collaborator on All-inbut all that aside, he’s also a good friend.

“That was before we wrote a song together for this album. That was before we did a duet together,” the young star notes. this next record – just be Chris Janson. Just be what people like…Be what I love.'”

Although nothing is better than a good friendship, musical collaboration is also a nice bonus. Chris and Eric joined forces on a song called “You, Me & the River”, a killer ballad that Eric wrote solo. That song — and a chilling music video to match — was released on Friday.

All-in also arrived on Friday. This is Chris’ fourth studio project.

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