Chris Janson, " 'Til a Woman Comes Along"
This young Missouri native learned to connect with a country music audience the old-fashioned way--not on Facebook or Twitter, but by paying his dues and performing four shows per day, seven days per week at Nashville's famed Tootsie's Orchid Lounge. That experience is reflected in the energy that jumps from the speakers on Chris Janson's BNA Records debut single, " 'Til a Women Comes Along." His distinctive voice oozes personality on this ear-grabbing single, and the song boasts an insinuating guitar riff that draws in listeners. The lyric (penned by Janson, Phil O'Donnell and Cole Deggs) is a relatable ode to the way love can turn a young man's world upside down. With a winning combination of rock'n'roll attitude and country boy charm, Janson serves up an impressive debut that makes him a new artist to watch. --Deborah Evans Price