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The Tri-State Rodeo is proud to welcome the Academy of Country Music 2017 New Male Vocalist of the Year, Jon Pardi. Pardi’s one-of-a-kind voice, his on-stage charisma and accessibility, his polished yet raucous sound, and his well-crafted and infectious songs will attract fans old and new.

His latest project, California Sunrise and only his second studio album, has gained Pardi hard fought recognition by the country music world. “Head Over Boots” – the first single from California Sunrise – became Pardi’s fastest-rising single to date, thanks to its buoyant melody and incessant optimism. Pulling from that same upbeat viewpoint, Sunrise makes multiple allusions to fashion through such titles as “Head Over Boots,” the bouncy “Dirt On My Boots” and the suggestive “Cowboy Hat.” There’s a workman-like ethic embedded in the sweaty “Night Shift” and the pounding “Paycheck.” And there’s an innate sexiness throughout.
Jon Pardi scores his second No. 1 single with “Dirt On My Boots” topping the Billboard country radio airplay chart. “”Having two back-to-back No. 1’s is unbelievable,” shares Pardi. “It’s been so great to have an album people believe in.”
A natural storyteller, he writes what he knows, bringing it all together into a strong, cohesive musical statement. “I really don’t have any negative songs,” he says. “It always feels good with me so when you come to a show or listen to the record, you’re going to have a good time.”
It’s not hard to see where the earliest seeds of Pardi’s approach lie. His musical journey began with a grandmother who loved classic country and had a karaoke machine in the house. Young Jon developed a special fondness for Hank Jr. and the two Georges—Jones and Strait—along with Alabama, Dwight Yoakam and Mark Chesnutt. He was just 7 when he sang “Friends in Low Places” for all he was worth at his dad’s 30th birthday party at a local Legion hall. “My dad was a super-hard worker,” Pardi explains. “Now as a grown man I really appreciate that. The area I’m from is really blue-collar, agricultural, everybody’s working, everybody’s doing something in construction, something in farming. Everybody’s just working hard. When I go back, there’s that pride there that’s like this made me who I am.”
Pardi wasn’t afraid to get his hands dirty, but he mostly wanted to wrap them around a guitar. He started writing songs by the age of 12 and was in his first band at 14. By 19, he knew Nashville was in his future. Once he arrived in Music City, there was more conventional work to keep him going – he was a lifeguard at a public pool for a time – but he found his way into Nashville’s songwriting community, where he applied some of the same skills he’d learned at his father’s dusty feet.
Pardi is sure to please audiences of all ages with his throwback sound and his youthful flare with songs like, “Up all Night”, “Heartache on the Dance Floor” and “California Sunrise”.

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