Bobby Bones Invites Chris Janson On Stage For Surprise Collab During iHeartCountry Fest

Bobby Bones and Chris Janson may have previously sung "Buy Me A Boat" with mouths full of marshmallows in the past, but the pair delivered the real deal on Saturday night (May 6) when the former invited the country hitmaker to his set during our 2017 iHeartCountry Festival, A Music Experience By AT&T.

Janson, who performed as part of the Daytime Village, surprised the Frank Erwin Center with his rendition of the smash hit, which passed the million sales mark in late 2016. Alongside The Raging Idiots, Bones teased the crowd, telling them that he wanted to bring out a friend. "He had a No. 1 song because you loved him so much. Welcome my buddy, Chris Janson!" he said.

It was the finale number, so you better believe that the Janson, Bones and the rest of the gang went full-throttle, delivering the most energetic moment of the evening so far. Janson further proved his chops at the end of the set, working his skills on the harmonica, which only left folks cheering for more.

Dressed in tracksuits, the gang performed an electric batch of cuts before the big unveil, including "Devil Went Down to Georgia," "When I Grow Up," a cover of Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" and even the "Golden Girls" theme song. 

iHeartCountry, a music experience presented by AT&T, locked down country music heavyweights Jason Aldean, Little Big Town, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, and others on the main stage. iHeart's very own country radio personality Bobby Bones is doing double duty as host and performer with his band, The Raging IdiotsClick here for more updates on the show. 

You can re-live the iHeartCountry Festival during the special TV broadcast on May 19 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Audience via DIRECTV Channel 239, DIRECTV NOW, or U-verse Channel 1114.


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iHeartCountry Festival

iHeartCountry Festival

Get all the details on our 2019 iHeartCountry Festival on May 4, 2019 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX.


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