• NEWS AND NOTES: Keith, Jon, Darius, Toby, The Band Perry, Sam

    Keith Urban will appear on the talk show Harry on Wednesday (March 22nd), reuniting with his friend and fellow American Idol judge. [Check local listings]

    Jon Pardi will perform his No. 1 hit, “Dirt on My Boots,” on ABC’s Good Morning America on Thursday (March 23rd). The ACM New Male Artist of the Year has dates in Tallahassee, Fort Myers and Las Vegas, before stepping on the stage of this year’s ACM Awards next week to perform and accept his award.

    Darius Rucker will appear in Thursday night’s (March 23rd) episode of CMT’s Sun Records, playing singer Johnny Bragg, the leader of the doo-wop group, The Prisonaires, from behind bars at the Tennessee State Prison. Check out the clip of Sun Records below and watch the show Thursday at 10pm ET on CMT.

     

    Darius Rucker teams up with John Mellencamp for CMT Crossroads premiering Friday (March 24th) at 10pm ET on CMT.

    The Academy of Country Music® will host the ACM Party for a Cause: Songwriter Showcase on Friday, March 31st at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort. Hosted by Storme Warren, the evening will celebrate country music’s most distinguished songwriters, and feature performances by Ross Copperman, Luke Dick, Ashley Gorley, Matthew Jenkins, Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Josh Osborne with Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen of Old Dominion as well as special appearances by Dierks Bentley, Cam, Brandy Clark, Dean Dillon, and more.

    Toby KeithAlabama and ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons have been added to Sing Me Back Home: The Music of Merle Haggard. The all-star concert celebration takes place April 6th at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

    The Band Perry will perform at the annual St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & 1 /2 Marathon Saturday, April 29th. They’ll play Music City’s Ascend amphitheater exclusively for runners and their families and friends.

    Sam Hunt will perform as part of the PGA Tour’s annual Military Appreciation Day ceremony on May 9th. Sam will perform on the 17th hole at the Stadium Court at TPC Sawgrass in Ponete Vedra Beach, Florida on the kickoff day of the Players Championship. “I’m extremely excited to perform for our troops on the famed 17th hole during the Players Championship,” said Sam. “This tournament does so much to support the men and women serving our country. I am grateful to be a part of the festivities and am looking forward to putting on a great show.”

    Video / Darius Rucker on Sun Records

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    Video / Keith Urban & Harry Connick, Jr.

  • JON PARDI SPENDS A SECOND CONSECUTIVE WEEK AT THE TOP OF THE BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART.

    Jon Pardi spends a second week at the top of the Billboard country chart with “Dirt on My Boots.” The song, which was written by Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure and Ashley Gorley, is from Jon’s sophomore album, California Sunrise.

    “I saw my 22-year-old self getting off a tractor and going to take a shower and putting his work boots back on and going and hanging out with a girl and having a good time dancing or something,” says Jon. “I really connected to the lyrics of it.”

    Jon won the award for ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year. The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will be broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas April 2nd at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

    Audio / Jon Pardi talks about “Dirt on My Boots.”

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    Jon Pardi (Dirt on My Boots) OC: …that track. :31
    “I saw my 22-year-old self getting off a tractor and going to take a shower and putting his work boots back on and going and hanging out with a girl and having a good time dancing or something. And I really connected to the lyrics of it. It’s very country lyrics. It has tractors. It has cutting a rug. My favorite [line] — ‘I can get cleaned up, but I can only get so fancy,’ and I loved it. It was a great written country lyric, and I really think we made it more of a traditional feel with a modern flare to it, and I was really proud of that track.”

    Video / Jon Pardi Dirt on My Boots

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  • JON PARDI MAKES HIS LATE NIGHT TELEVISION DEBUT ON SETH MEYERS.

    Jon Pardi performed his No. 1 single, “Dirt on My Boots,” on Late Night With Seth Meyers Tuesday night (March 14th). It was the singer’s late night television debut.

    The California native also just picked up his first award — the ACM New Male Vocalist Award. The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan, will be broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 2nd at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

    Video / Jon Pardi performing "Dirt on My Boots" on Seth Meyers

  • JON PARDI AND BROTHERS OSBORNE WIN ACM AWARDS!

    Jon Pardi and Brothers Osborne have both won ACM Awards…nearly three weeks before the actual show. Jon was named New Male Vocalist of the Year, while John and TJ Osborne earned the title of New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year (presented by T-Mobile). Maren Morris was also named New Female Vocalist of the Year.

    Brothers Osborne, the reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year, learned of their win during a show in the U-K before their return to the States. “The amount of love we’re feeling from our dear friends in the country music community is indescribable,” they shared on their socials. “Thanks to each and every one of you for this and for always encouraging us to stay the course. We will never, for the rest of our lives, take these moments for granted. God bless y’all and God bless country music!”

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    Jon took to his socials to say, “WOW! This is freaking awesome!!! Thanks ACM – Academy of Country Music!!!”

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    They will all perform on the show, joining previously announced performers Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Florida Georgia Line with the Backstreet Boys.

    The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Dierks and Luke, will be broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 2nd at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

    Audio / Jon Pardi gives his reaction to his ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year award.

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    Jon Pardi (ACM Award win reaction) OC: …to Disneyland! :18
    “Today was amazing! Winning the ACM was pretty cool, not gonna lie. It was pretty amazing. Thanks to everybody that’s helped and believed in me a long time, and I’m excited for the ACM night. It’s gonna be a good night. I’m going to Disneyland!”

    Video / Bros. O ACM win reaction

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Josh, LBT, Jon, Eric

    Josh Turner will co-host the 10 o’clock hour of NBC’s Today Show with Jenna Bush on Tuesday (March 14th) and will also perform his latest hit single, “Hometown Girl.”

    Little Big Town will perform on CBS’s The Talk on Tuesday (March 14th).

    Jon Pardi will perform his chart-topping smash, “Dirt on My Boots,” on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Meyers on Tuesday (March 14th), as well as Good Morning America on March 23rd.

    Eric Church gave fans in Calgary, Alberta, Canada a special performance on Saturday night (March 11th). Concertgoers were given a mostly solo and acoustic show because of the snow that piled on the roof of the Scotiabank Saddledome. The venue couldn’t handle the snow and the stage setup from Church’s Holdin’ My Own Tour, so the superstar decided to scale back his production and perform a scaled down version of a three-and-a-half hour set.

  • JON PARDI TOPS THE BILLBOARD COUNTRY CHART WITH ‘DIRT ON MY BOOTS.’

    Jon Pardi scores his second No. 1 single with “Dirt On My Boots” topping the Billboard country radio airplay chart this week. “Dirt On My Boots,” written by Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure and Ashley Gorley, follows Pardi’s No. 1 Platinum-selling smash, “Head Over Boots.” Both tunes are featured on his No. 1-debuting album, California Sunrise.

    “Having two back-to-back No. 1’s is unbelievable,” shares Pardi. “It’s been so great to have an album people believe in.”

    Pardi, who is nominated for his very first ACM Award for New Male Vocalist of the Year, makes his late night television debut tomorrow night, March 14 on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers. The country singer also performs the hit No. 1 “Dirt On My Boots” on ABC’s Good Morning America March 23rd.

    Fans can find Pardi on the What the Hell World Tour with Cole Swindell and Dierks Bentley, and can listen to “Dirt On My Boots” HERE. For additional information, music and tour dates, visit www.JonPardi.com.

  • JON PARDI SET TO PERFORM ON LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS AND GMA.

    Jon Pardi makes his late night television debut March 14th on NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers where he will perform his latest Top 5 hit “Dirt On My Boots.” Pardi will also visit ABC’s Good Morning America March 23rd to perform the grooving hit tune. “Dirt On My Boots” currently has over 20 million streams on Spotify and it has remained Top 5 in combined sales and streams of current country singles for an incredible 14 weeks in a row.

    “Dirt On My Boots” follows Pardi’s No. 1 Platinum-selling smash, “Head Over Boots,” the lead single off his No. 1-debuting album, California Sunrise. Released in June on Capitol Records Nashville, Pardi’s album landed on multiple “Best of the Year” lists including Rolling StoneMusic Aficionado, The Tennessean and NASH Country Daily.

    Pardi, who recently earned his first ACM Award nomination for New Male Artist of the Year, is currently on the road with Cole Swindell and Dierks Bentley for the What the Hell World Tour in addition to his own headlining shows. Upcoming dates include Tallahassee, FL; Las Vegas, NV and San Jose, CA.

    To listen to “Dirt On My Boots” and more songs that inspired California Sunrise, click HERE or use the playlist embed code found HERE. For more information, images, music and tour dates, please visit www.JonPardi.com.

  • JON PARDI’S ‘DIRT ON MY BOOTS’ IS IN THE TOP 5.

    Jon Pardi is sitting inside the Top 5 on the country charts with his latest song, “Dirt on My Boots.” He said when he first heard the song, he knew it would sound great on the radio.

    “I knew when I heard it, it was a hit. It had something about it that was familiar something, like it had that radio sound. The demo, I just heard the melody and lyrics, and I just felt like, man, I think this is really gonna be like a jam,” says Jon. “When we finished, I described ‘Dirt on My Boots’ as like the song that you pull up to the club or the party and you’ve got your windows down and you’re blaring ‘Dirt on My Boots.’ I always felt like that was what this song had. It has an attitude, it has a working man, it’s got taking out the girl and it’s got a great dance beat, and all those together, I knew it was gonna be a great song for radio.”

    Jon is nominated for ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year. The 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, will be broadcast live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas April 2nd at 8pm ET/delayed PT on CBS.

    Audio / Jon Pardi says his latest single, “Dirt on My Boots,” is a perfect song to listen to when you go out on the town.

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    Jon Pardi (Dirt on my Boots high on the charts) OC: …look out. [laughs] :57
    “It’s flown up the charts. It’s been great. I knew when I heard it, it was a hit. It had something about it that was familiar something, like it had that radio sound. The demo, I just heard the melody and lyrics, and I just felt like, man, I think this is really gonna be like a jam. When we finished, I described ‘Dirt on My Boots’ as like the song that you pull up to the club or the party and you’ve got your windows down and you’re blaring ‘Dirt on My Boots.’ I always felt like that was what this song had. It has an attitude, it has a working man, it’s got taking out the girl and it’s got a great dance beat, and all those together, I knew it was gonna be a great song for radio. So, to have a big follow-up from ‘Head Over Boots,’ was awesome. We always get some crap about, you know, ‘Aww, two boot songs,’ but they’re two different songs. They’re two different songs with two different attitudes. I wear boots all the time, so Lucchese, look out!” [laughs]

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Dirt on My Boots)

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  • JON PARDI RELEASES THE VIDEO FOR ‘DIRT ON MY BOOTS.’

    Jon Pardi has released the music video for “Dirt on My Boots,” which is currently sitting inside the Top 5. Check it out below.

    Video / Jon Pardi music video for Dirt on My Boots

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  • JON PARDI IS ENJOYING HIS FIRST ACM AWARD NOMINATION.

    Jon Pardi was nominated for his very first award nomination when the ACM Awards were announced last Thursday (February 16th). The California native was actually asleep when he started getting texts about his nomination for ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year.

    He said waking up to a nomination was amazing. “It’s a great feeling. I stuck to being myself and who I wanted to be and not changing and to be recognized for that is, it’s awesome. It’s a great feeling. I’ve been to the ACMs about five times, so I’m really looking forward to this one. It’s always a good time. I’d just like to thank everybody that voted and the fans, and all my colleagues in the music business and artists, and it’s just gonna be a good party. It always is. I’m looking forward to it.”

    Jon’s latest single, “Dirt on My Boots,” is closing in on the Top 5 on the country charts.

    Jon, who will perform during the New Faces Show during Country Radio Seminar this week, is currently on the road with Dierks Bentley on his What the Hell Tour, which makes a stop Sunday (February 19th) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

    Audio / Jon Pardi reacts to his ACM Awards nomination for New Male Vocalist of the Year – his very first nomination.

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    Jon Pardi (ACM Award nod) OC: …forward to it. :33
    “Getting nominated is amazing. It’s a great feeling. I stuck to being myself and who I wanted to be and not changing and to be recognized for that is, it’s awesome. It’s a great feeling. I’ve been to the ACMs about five times, so I’m really looking forward to this one. It’s always a good time. I’d just like to thank everybody that voted and the fans, and all my colleagues in the music business and artists, and it’s just gonna be a good party. It always is. I’m looking forward to it.”

    Audio / Jon Pardi explains where he was when he found out he was nominated for his first ACM Award for New Male Vocalist of the Year.

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    Jon Pardi (ACM Award nod) 2 OC: …awesome. :07
    “When I found out I was nominated, I was sleeping and I woke up to about 30 texts. So, you could say it was a good morning. It was awesome.”