Last week we spoke with Jon Pardi about all of the exciting things he has coming up including his third studio album, Heartache Medication, and his album release show that will take place at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City. For a chance to win tickets to the show, + meet and greets, and a copy of the album, use the form below then head to Facebook for additional opportunities.
Pardi explains that he is currently on the road on his “rolling pirate ship”. As he gears up for his next project to be released, the songwriter/ artist tells us that this record is “a little more rootsy”. He explains “It’s more there are a lot of influences where I grew up on listening to Brooks and Dunn, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait, Mark Chestnutt, all kinds of sounds on there, that’s all blended together to where it’s me, it’s brand new sounding but it’s got a little remembrance of a different time.”
Pardi has released four songs so far from the upcoming project and along with the title track, each is cleverly written, giving traditional country fans and modern country fans alike something to fall in love with. By bringing back the classic country instruments like a fiddle, and steel guitar, the twang is palpable while the lyrics are relatable to the current day. One of the songs we are most excited about was written by Eric Church, Miranda Lambert along with Michael Heeney and Luke Laird and features Lauren Alaina. “Don’t Blame the Whiskey” was written around the same time as “Drink In My Hand”, and Pardi recalls hearing it years ago and always loving it. “I knew me and Lauren sang great together, we hosted the ACM Honors together and we sang a lot,” he says of the decision to add a female voice. “She’s got a really soulful voice on this track, she can belt it, Lauren Alaina’s got some vocal pipes but it’s a little softer and it’s really pretty”.
Heartache Medication will be drop on Friday, September 27th and on that night, Pardi will celebrate by performing at the historic Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City with special guest, Tyler Rich. “This is my time, I can not wait to release the album in New York City, I love the city, the fans are awesome, this record fits the fans,” Pardi says. “A lot of people ask why I’m doing the album release in NYC but all the fans want to do is have a good time, I feel like my music resembles a good time”.
He understands that the vibe in the Big Apple is something completely unique and the pride people have about living there is always evident. “I try to tell people when the rednecks question it, I tell people, Garth did it back in the ’90s and he had a million people at Central Park so, there is obviously a country crowd there.”
After his show at Hammerstein Ballroom, Pardi will set out on his Heartache Medication tour with two sold-out shows at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Although he loved his direct support position on Dierks Bentley’s ‘Burning Man Tour’ he looks forward to getting more up close and personal with fans on this intimate tour.
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