Chris Janson brought his frenetic energy to ABC’s CMA Country Christmas special, turning in a dynamic performance of the Chuck Berry classic, “Run, Run Rudolph.”
“I said, ‘Man, I want to do mine like Chuck would do it,'” he tells ABC Audio. “So it’s gonna be rock-and-roll. Loud raucous guitars, and I’m putting my twist on it by bringing the harmonica.”
“And it’s just been a lot of fun,” he continues. “I’ve been hearing it my whole life. You just never really know exactly what the lyrics are saying, particularly until you dive in. So I hope I can serve some justice to the songwriters and to the artist, Chuck Berry.” f you wonder why the “Good Vibes” hitmaker is only doing one song during the two-hour special, the reason is simple. The same night CMA Country Christmas was recorded at Nashville’s Belmont University, Chris was also headlining a sold-out show at the historic Ryman Auditorium downtown.