Chris Janson Explains the Key to His Passionate Marriage With ‘All In’

New 'All In' album expected this spring.

Written by Chris Parton
Chris Janson Explains the Key to His Passionate Marriage With ‘All In’
Photo courtesy of Kelly and Chris Janson

Chris Janson might be on the fence about some things in life, like whether he prefers the sand at the beach or the peace and quiet of a backwoods lake, but he’s 100-percent sure about his wife, Kelly.

That’s no surprise to longtime fans who’ve heard Janson express his devotion before. But for others, the new single “All In” explains the key to one of country’s most passionate marriages.

A country-rock commitment anthem drenched in crunchy guitars and Janson’s signature energy, the track is an upbeat ode to seeing your future right in front of you, and not holding anything back to get it. All about first meeting his wife, the tune is accompanied by a video montage full of real-life moments from the couple, helping introduce an album that he says is his most “true to himself” project yet. In fact, it sets Janson’s fourth studio album up so well, he named the whole thing All In.

“The title All In epitomizes this album,” Janson explains. “There are all kind of songs on this project, but they all flow together because they are genuine to me. I went all in on every part of the process, from writing to singing to playing to producing. I feel like it’s my best, most true-to-myself album to date.” 

He adds, “Fittingly, the title track is an inside look at the history of my relationship with Kelly. I was ‘All In’ from the moment I met her. Every piece of this song is a snapshot of our real life.”

Janson married his wife Kelly in 2010 after falling head-over-heels for the former A&R professional (and now manager), and the couple have four children together, including two from Kelly’s previous marriage. The “Buy Me a Boat” hit maker has sung about Kelly many times in the past — including with his 2016 single “Holdin’ Her,” which he said at the time told their love story and even came with a behind-the-romance video.

“All In” was written by Janson, Ashley Gorley, Dallas Davidson, Zach Crowell, and now joins “Bye Mom” as the first two releases from the new album. All In is expected to arrive this spring, and in the meantime Janson’s headlining Halfway to Crazy Tour starts February 10. That run finds him going “all in” again — this time for his first ever headlining arena shows.

2/10/22 // Dubuque, IA // Five Flags Center – Five Flags Arena
2/11/22 // Des Moines, IA // Hoyte Sherman Place
2/12/22 // Dodge City, KS // United Wireless Arena
2/17/22 // Wilkes-Barre, PA // The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
2/18/22 // Stamford, CT // Palace Theatre
2/24/22 // Joliet, IL // Rialto Square Theatre
2/25/22 // West Plains, MO // West Plains Civic Center
2/26/22 // Ashland, KY // Paramount
3/4/22 // Canton, OH // Canton Palace Theatre
3/5/22 // Johnson City, TN // Freedom Hall Civic Center
3/10/22 // Nashville, TN // Ryman Auditorium
3/11/22 // Mt. Vernon, KY // Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
3/12/22 // Greensburg, PA // The Palace Theatre
3/25/22 // Zanesville, OH // Secrest Auditorium
3/26/22 // Worcester, MA // Palladium
3/27/22 // Silver Spring, MD // The Fillmore
4/16/22 // Hiawassee, GA // Anderson Music Hall