HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Hannibal's Bicentennial Committee has announced that Chris Janson, an award-winning country music singer and songwriter, will perform May 11 in Hannibal.
Gail Bryant, director of the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau and chairman of the Bicentennial Committee, said Janson has been booked to perform at 7 p.m. at the Hannibal Jaycees' Tanyard Gardens.
Members of the Bicentennial Committee "are ecstatic to have this nationally-known Missouri star performing during Hannibal's Bicentennial," Bryant said. "This has been a team effort, and all the hard work will culminate in an unforgettable night in Hannibal."
Janson, who was invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry last year, was born April 2, 1986, in Perryville south of St. Louis. He moved to Nashville after high school to launch his professional music career.
Now 32, Janson has been making a name for himself on the country music scene. He has had eight singles on Billboard's Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay, including three Top 10 hits on Country Airplay: "Buy Me a Boat" in 2015, which reached No. 1; "Fix a Drink" in 2017, which reached No. 1; and "Drunk Girl" in 2018, which is still climbing the country music charts.
Janson not only writes and performs his own material but also has co-written songs for Tim McGraw, Randy Houser and LoCash. Janson also has performed on albums with Holly Williams and Lee Brice.
Janson will perform only one show in Hannibal. Tickets costing $25 apiece are available online through VisitHannibal.com.
Tickets can also be bought in person starting Friday at the Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau headquarters, 505 N. Third St., Hannibal, during regular business hours.