By Melinda Newman
Filed under: ExclusiveChris Janson
admits the first time he heard his hit "Better I Don't" on the radio, he had a very emotional reaction. "I cried," he tells The Boot. "I'm serious. It's so humbling that anyone would pay attention to my music, whether it would be anything that Tim McGraw
records or anything else records. If it's my music that I wrote, it's a blessing. It's a dream come true."
Chris, who co-wrote Tim's hit, "Truck, Yeah," cut his teeth writing with rock and rollers, including former Guns N' Roses members Duff McKagan and Izzy Stradlin. Surprisingly, he says there's not that much difference when writing for country versus rock. "As songwriters, we call try to come from the same place," he tells The Boot. "We just want to make cool songs about cool stories."