“Buy Me a Boat” and “Fix a Drink” hitmaker Chris Janson delivered a powerful, timely message on the proper way to approach consent and respect for women on NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today Friday morning, performing his deceptively titled new single “Drunk Girl.”
Released as an avalanche of sexual misconduct scandals continues to ripple through American society, Janson set up the song by telling Kelly that he’s a proud husband and father, then took a seat at a baby grand piano. Dressed in a simple black button-down and – reinforcing the devoted-dad motif – sporting a pink bracelet made for him by his daughter, the normally energetic performer closed his eyes and started into the thoughtful ballad, all about meeting a blacked-out girl in a bar and knowing that how he treats her illustrates “the difference between a boy and a man.”
“Take a drunk girl home / Let her sleep all alone / Leave her keys on the counter, your number by the phone,” goes the chorus.
“Drunk Girl” was co-written by Janson with Tom Douglas and Scooter Carusoe, and appears on his second album Everybody. The song was recently included in Rolling Stone‘s list of the 25 Best Country Songs of 2017. Janson will join Cole Swindell’s Reason to Drink Tour when it kicks off February 15th in Allentown, Pennsylvania.