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Chris Janson Says He Reads Every Letter That Comes to His Grand Ole Opry Mailbox

Nash Daily News - 11 hours 46 min ago

After more than 200 performances inside the Grand Ole Opry’s hallowed circle—and becoming an official member in March 2018—it’s safe to say that Chris Janson feels at home on the Opry.

photo courtesy Grand Ole Opry

One of perks of becoming an Opry member is a personalized mailbox at the Opry Post Office, a tradition carried over from when the Opry was at the Ryman Auditorium (1943–1974). The mailboxes serve as a place for fans to send letters and packages to their favorite member.

As Chris told Kix Brooks of American Country Countdown, having a mailbox at the Opry is such an honor that he personally reads every letter sent to him.

“There is a mailbox, and it’s awesome,” Chris. “It’s just like the old-time postal service boxes. You would be surprised at how many people write the Grand Ole Opry. It’s pretty awesome. And, just in case anybody is listening and wants to know, I do read all the stuff and go through it and sift through it and make sure that I give everything a fair read.”

If you’d like to contact Chris—or any Opry member—send your letter to:

Grand Ole Opry
[Member Name]
2804 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214.

photo by Curtis Hilbun,

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After 7 Years, Chris Knight Readies New Album, “Almost Daylight”

Nash Daily News - 14 hours 32 min ago

Known for songs that are as dark as the Kentucky coalmines he once worked, Chris Knight will release a new album, Almost Daylight, on Oct. 11.

The upcoming project will be Chris’ first new album since the release of Little Victories in September 2012. The 11-song offering, which was helmed by frequent producer Ray Kennedy (Enough Rope, Little Victories), features vocals from longtime friend Lee Ann Womack on “Send It on Down,” well as a duet with John Prine on “Mexican Home,” which originally appeared on Prine’s 1973 album, Sweet Revenge. Chris also covers Johnny Cash’s “Flesh and Blood” on the new album.

“I was determined not to do any acoustic songs on this album,” Chris says. “I wanted it all to sound edgy and raw, but to feel big at the same time. We kept trying different approaches until I felt we landed on what worked. The thing is, some of my songs might take a year of writing before I even think they’re ready for recording and I fretted about every one of these. I’ve never put a cover song on any of my records before, but there are two covers on this one. And I think it all fits together pretty good.”

Almost Daylight Track Listing

  1. “I’m William Callahan”
  2. “Crooked Mile”
  3. “I Won’t Look Back”
  4. “Go On”
  5. “The Damn Truth”
  6. “Send It On Down” feat. Lee Ann Womack
  7. “Almost Daylight”
  8. “Trouble Up Ahead”
  9. “Everybody’s Lonely Now”
  10. “Flesh and Blood”
  11. “Mexican Home” feat. John Prine

photo by Ray Kennedy

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