Over a month in the making, this Italian cover of Chris Janson’s “Buy Me A Boat” hits the airwaves at a time when the original has just elbowed its way into the #2 spot on Billboard’s Hot Country chart with a firm gaze set upon the crown.
The response on Day 1 exceeds all our expectations: shout-outs on JRFM (BC’s biggest country station), Country 100.7 and a social media buzz that keeps growing by the hour. We now hope to reach Chris Janson with this song and convince him to play a show right here in Vancouver!
Thanks to an all-star cast of session musicians, we faithfully re-created the backing music of the original song at Vogville. The roster includes Timmy “Boombap” Proznick (k-OS, Shad) and Paul Kinman (Chris Buck Band), nominee for BCCMA “Guitar Player of the Year”. Without their efforts, this project would not be possible.
For the music video, we hired Joshua Keith Young (BCCMA “Director of the Year” nominee) who kindly invited us to his home on Bowen Island so we could cruise around in a 1981 Fiat Spider and pick up some babes while he captured footage. I wrote about it here.
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