• JON PARDI CELEBRATES A DECADE SINCE THE RELEASE OF HIS DEBUT ALBUM, WRITE YOU A SONG.

    Jon Pardi released his debut album, Write You a Song, 10 years ago this week (January 14th, 2014). The California native grew up listening and singing songs by his heroes — George Strait, Dwight Yoakam, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson — with his grandmother, has since exploded on the country charts with six No. 1 songs.

    Write You A Song contains both of Pardi’s breakthrough hits—“Missin’ You Crazy” and “Up All Night”–as well as tracks that veer from pure honky-tonk and party songs to tales of love and romance. The bottom line, though, is pure, stage-worthy high energy.

    “All I ever wanted to do coming to Nashville,” says Jon, “was to write rowdy, in-your-face, straight country music, and that’s what this album is.”

    The album’s title track packs the kind of punch that marks Pardi as heir to a honky-tonk line that runs through Buck Owens and Dwight Yoakam, and its spare instrumentation brings a purist’s grit to heartfelt tales of road life. “What I Can’t Put Down” is an ode to the addictive nature of cigarettes, alcohol, love and, above all, music. “Trash A Hotel Room” is not, as might be expected, a tale of road excess, but rather a tale of two lovers getting back to basics, and “Happens All The Time” makes a terrific song out of a pick-up line. If there is a bit of autobiographical philosophy here, it’s in the fan-favorite “Chasin’ Them Better Days,” an infectious look at hope and dreams in the worlds of music and love.

    Jon is currently making his way up the country charts with “Cowboys And Plowboys” with Luke Bryan.

    Audio / JON PARDI TALKS ABOUT THE TITLE TRACK OF HIS DEBUT ALBUM, WRITE YOU A SONG.

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    “Well, ‘Write You a Song’ was the second song I’d ever co-written in Nashville, and it was like 2010, maybe in 2009, and it just stuck for so long. That’s a long time to just stick around, but once you hear it, it’s just so in your face and it’s fun. It’s talking about this guy that tours around the country in a van, and he’d always meet girls at shows, and he’s just having fun and they’re having fun. It doesn’t sound like me at all, you know, it doesn’t sound like me at all. But, this song has brought that guy to life, who’s not me, I’m just saying. It’s about writing chicks songs, and as I listen to the 11 songs, ‘Write You a Song,’ sticks out, and that’s why it’s the title track. It’s like you want to have a title for your essay you turned in in high school, or you have a title for your track list. Boom – ‘Write You a Song.’”

     

     

     

     

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  • JON PARDI: “COWBOYS AND PLOWBOYS” SIMILARITIES INTERSECT.

    Jon Pardi has climbed into the Top 40 on the country charts with his new single “Cowboys And Plowboys” with pal and labelmate Luke Bryan. Jon represents the cowboy side of things with his ranching experience, while Luke embodies the characteristics and lifestyle of the plowboys (or farmers). However, the two are not completely separate, but contain many similarities as showcased in the song, written by Rhett Akins, Jacob Rice and Cole Taylor.

    “Both farming and ranching is hard work, and if you do it for a living, you know,” says Jon.
    “You have that bond of hard work together, and I think it’s really special. Of course, there’s ranching, you’ve got to drive tractors and there’s a lot of similar stuff in both of farming and ranching, so it’s just an awesome song.”

    The recently-crowned Grand Ole Opry member will head to Mexico for Luke’s annual Crash My Playa event later this month. The four-day event takes place January 17th-20th at the Moon Palace Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

    Jon and his wife Summer just announced they’re expecting baby number-two, who will be welcomed by big sister, 11-month-old Presley.

     

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    “Both farming and ranching is hard work, and if you do it for a living, you know. You have that bond of hard work together, and I think it’s really special. Of course, there’s ranching, you’ve got to drive tractors and there’s a lot of similar stuff in both of farming and ranching, so it’s just an awesome song.”

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  • JON PARDI AND HIS WIFE SUMMER EXPECTING BABY NO. 2.

    Jon Pardi and his wife Summer are expecting their second child. They announced the news on socials on Sunday (January 7th) with a video of family moments with their nearly 11-month-old daughter, Presley Fawn.

     

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    The couple married in November 2020, after having to delay their original wedding in Montana earlier that year due to the pandemic. They welcomed Presley into the world on February 18th, 2023. Jon and Summer are currently building a new home, which will have plenty of room for their growing family.

    Jon, who just released his first-ever holiday album, Merry Christmas From Jon Pardi, is climbing the charts with his latest single, “Cowboys And Plowboys” with Luke Bryan.

  • NEW YEAR’S LINERS 2023

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    “Hey everybody, it’s Brad Paisley, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (New Year)

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    “Hey! This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne. Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Bryce Leatherwood (New Year’s) 1

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    “Hey y’all, this is Bryce Leatherwood, and I’m wishing y’all a Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Bryce Leatherwood (New Year’s) 2

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    “Happy New Year’s everybody. Bryce Leatherwood out.”

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (New Year)

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    “Hi! I’m Carrie Underwood, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Chrissy Metz (New Year)

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    “Hey! This is Chrissy Metz, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Dalton Dover (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Dalton Dover, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Dalton Dover (5 Countdown)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Dalton Dover. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey y’all! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a Happy New Year!

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey, it’s Dierks Bentley. Happy New Year!”

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    “Hi, I’m Dierks Bentley, wishing you and yours a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (5 COUNTDOWN)

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    “5-4-3-2-1…Happy New Year, everybody. I’m Eric Church.’”

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    “Hey! It’s Eric Church, hoping you have a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (New Year) 1

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    “Hey y’all! I’m Jon Langston, wishing you a very Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (New Year) 2

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    “Hey y’all, I’m Jon Langston. Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (New Year)

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    “Hi! I’m Jon Pardi, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (New Year)

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    “Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Josh Ross (New Year’s)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Josh Ross, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

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    “Hey y’all, this is Josh Ross. 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (New Year)

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    “Hey! I’m Josh Turner. Happy New Year!”

     

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (New Year)

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    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, hoping you have a safe and Happy New Year!”

     

    Audio / LINER Kassi Ashton (New Year)

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    “Hey! It’s Kassi Ashton. I’d love to wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (New Year)

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    “Hey everyone! This is Keith Urban. Have a safe and happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Kylie Morgan (New Year)

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    “Hey! It’s Kylie Morgan, wishing you a very Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (New Year)

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    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (New Year)

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    “Hey! This is Luke Bryan, hoping you have a Happy New Year.”

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Luke Bryan. Hope you get to ring in the New Year with the ones you love.”

     

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (New Year)

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    “Hi! We’re Maddie & Tae, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Mickey Guyton (New Year)

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    “Hey! This is Mickey Guyton, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Parker McCollum (New Year)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Parker McCollum, wishing you a Happy New Year.”

     

    Audio / LINER Priscilla Block (New Year)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Priscilla Block, wishing you a very Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Reba McEntire (New Year)

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    “Hey everybody, this is Reba McEntire. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Happy New Year)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Sam Hunt. Happy New Year!”

    Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Happy New Year)

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    “Hi! This is Shania Twain. Happy New Year!”



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    “Hey everybody, we’re The War And Treaty. Hope you have a wonderful New Year.”

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    “The War And Treaty here. Happy New Year.”

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (New Year)

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Brenda Lee, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Parker McCollum, Jon Pardi, The War And Treaty

    Brenda Lee performed her No. 1 iconic holiday song, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” during NBC’s Christmas At The Opry and was joined by an all-star cast, including Wynonna, Trace Adkins, Mickey Guyton, Chrissy Metz, Mitchell Tenpenney and more! You can watch Christmas at the Opry again on December 20th at 9pm ET/8pm CT on NBC  and streaming on Peacock.


    George Strait 
    is spreading holiday cheer with his 12 Days of Christmas, giving away VIP experiences, front row tickets to some of his stadium shows and much more. All proceeds from donations and the online auction listed will benefit the Jenifer Strait Foundation, which serves the emotional, educational and medical needs of children. To enter the giveaway and bid on selected auction items, click HERE.

    https://twitter.com/GeorgeStrait/status/1732488358075539606

    Carrie Underwood and Parker McCollum are among the headliners at next year’s Windy City Smokeout Festival, taking place July 11th – 14th at Chicago’s United Center. Thomas Rhett and Cody Johnson are also headliners during the four-day festival, which also includes performances by Priscilla Block, Billy Currington, Lee Brice, Chase Rice, Ernest, Nate Smith and many more. For more information, go to windycitysmokeout.com.

     

    Jon Pardi, The War And Treaty and Kip Moore are among the artists performing during the Legends of Music Row Country Music Festival taking place in Key West April 4th – 6th. Randy Houser, Ernest, Dean Dillon, Brian Kelley and Drake Milligan will also perform.

    The War And Treaty performed “God Bless America” at WWE’s 21st annual Tribute to the Troops on Friday (December 8th).

     

     

     

     

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Reba McEntire, Jon Pardi, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Mickey Guyton, Chris Stapleton, Priscilla Block

    Reba McEntire performed her new song, “Seven Minutes In Heaven,” on NBC’s The Voice on Tuesday night (December 5th).

    Jon Pardi just released the official music video for his holiday tune, “Beer For Santa,” from his new Merry Christmas From Jon Pardi album. The clip features Santa, Jon and his beer-slugging faithful dog, Cowboy, in animated form.

     

     

    NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – DECEMBER 05: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (Front Row) Ernest, Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter of The War And Treaty, Brenda Lee, Patty Loveless, Mickey Guyton, HARDY (Back Row) CEO of Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum, Kyle Young, Matthew Ramsey, Geoff Sprung, Trevor Rosen and Brad Tursi of Old Dominion, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn, Vince Gill, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, Riley Green and Country Music Hall Of Fame and Museum Board Chair, Mary Ann McCready attend All for the Hall, a concert benefiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Bridgestone Arena on December 05, 2023 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum)

    Keith Urban and Vince Gill returned as co-hosts and bandmembers for this year’s benefit show, All for the Hall, with all proceeds going to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The show raised over $900,000 for the Hall of Fame.  The theme of the night was “The Song Remembers When,” and artists performed one of their own songs and a song that influenced them. Trisha Yearwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Brenda Lee, Brooks & Dunn, Mickey Guyton, The War And Treaty, Riley Green, Patty Loveless, Old Dominion, HARDY and Ernest also performed.

    Mickey Guyton‘s song “Heaven Down Here” inspired a Hallmark Christmas movie of the same name, which will premiere December 14th. The movie, which stars Phylicia Rashad, Tina Lifford and Richard Harmon, takes place in a diner in which four people are trapped inside on Christmas Eve.

     

    Chris Stapleton has announced new dates for his All-American Roadshow Tour.

    Priscilla Block covered Justin Bieber’s “Mistletoe” during CMT’s Campfire Sessions: Christmas Version earlier this week. Backing her up was Tenille Townes, Brittney Spencer and Caitlyn Smith.

     

     

     

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Priscilla Block, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Mickey Guyton, Brenda Lee, Luke Bryan

    Brad Paisley performed “The Medicine Will” from his upcoming album Son of The Mountains on NBC’s TODAY Show on Monday (December 4th).  See performance below.

    Brad also performed  “Son of the Mountains” on NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Both songs are featured on his recent release, Son of the Mountains: The First Four Tracks.

     

     

    On Tuesday (December 5th), Brad Paisley is set to appear on the MLB Draft Lottery Special at 5:30p ET/4:30p CT on the MLB Network.

    Priscilla Block, along with Brittney Spencer, Caitlyn Smith and Tenille Townes, will perform during the CMT Campfire Sessions: Christmas Edition on Wednesday (December 6th) at 9pm ET/8pm CT on CMT.

     

     

    Little Big Town and Mickey Guyton were among the guests at this year’s Kennedy Center Honors that took place on Sunday (December 3rd) in Washington, D.C. Billy Crystal, Queen Latifah, Dionne Warwick, the Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb and opera singer Renée Fleming were recognized for their achievements in the performing arts. Other guests included Rob Reiner, Jay Leno, Ariana DeBose, Christine Baranski, Kerry Washington, Michael Buble, Ben Platt and Nancy Pelosi, among others. The 2023 Kennedy Center Honors was filmed for an upcoming television special for CBS and Paramount+. An airdate will be announced in the coming weeks.

     

    Jon Pardi will perform “Beer For Santa” from his new holiday album, Merry Christmas From Jon Pardi, on the CMA Country Christmas Special airing next Thursday, December 14th at 8pm ET/7pm CT on ABC. Jordan Davis will perform “O Come All Ye Faithful,” while The War And Treaty will sing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).” Amy Grant, Trisha Yearwood, Ashley McBryde, Lainey Wilson and Lady A will also perform.

     

    Catch the iconic Brenda Lee, along with Wynonna, Mickey Guyton, Chrissy Metz, Trace Adkins, Kelly Clarkson and more, perform during the NBC television special, “Christmas at The Opry,” on Thursday (December 7th) at 8pm ET/7pm CT.

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    Luke Bryan is set to headline The American Western Weekend in Arlington, Texas next March.

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  • NEWS AND NOTES: Carrie, Jon, Mickey

    A handful of country artists will be in Las Vegas during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (NFR) next month, including Carrie Underwood who will continue her Reflection residency at Resorts World. The NFR returns to the Thomas & Mack enter December 7th – 16th for its 65th anniversary. Garth Brooks will perform seven shows at the Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace beginning November 29th. Also performing in Vegas will be Jon Pardi (December 9th), Toby Keith (December 10th and 11th), Miranda Lambert, Cody Johnson, Lainey Wilson, Ryan Bingham and more.

    Mickey Guyton has been added to the list of performers at this year’s All For The Hall benefit show next week. Hosts Keith Urban and Vince Gill will perform, as well as Trisha Yearwood, Patty Loveless, The War And Treaty, Kelsea Ballerini, Brooks & Dunn, Riley Green and Hardy, among others. The theme for the show is “The Song Remembers When,” and each artist is expected to perform a song that is personal to them, as well as one of their own. The event takes place Tuesday (December 5th) at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.

     

  • OPRY MEMBER JON PARDI HELPS KICK OFF NASHVILLE’S FAVORITE HOLIDAY TRADITION OPRY COUNTRY CHRISTMAS.

    The Grand Ole Opry® kicked off the third season of Nashville’s favorite holiday tradition, Opry Country Christmas, last night with the first in a series of nine shows.

    Hosted by Grammy®-winning Opry member Larry Gatlin, each Opry Country Christmas show will also feature Opry members The Gatlin Brothers, Riders In The Sky, Mandy Barnett and Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie McCoy.

    In his first activity as an Opry member was last night’s Spotlight Artist Jon Pardi. His performance kicked off the celebration of the Multi-Platinum-selling singer/songwriter/producer’s first Christmas album release, Merry Christmas From Jon Pardi, which was produced by the award-winning producing team—Pardi, Bart Butler and Ryan Gore. The 12-track project is available  here. His performance included tracks “400 Horsepower,” “Please Come Home For Christmas,” “Beer for Santa” and “Merry Christmas From The Keys.” Also joining in the kickoff was special guest The War And Treaty who performed “Oh Holy Night,” “Silver Bells,” and “Safe.”

    Jon is making his way up the country charts with his latest single, “Cowboys And Plowboys,” with Luke Bryan.

    All Opry Country Christmas shows air on WSM Radio as well as WSM and Opry digital platforms. For Opry Country Christmas tickets and more information on the full Opry schedule visit opry.com. Catch Maddie & Tae as special guests on December 10th. The pair just released the Extended Version of their We Need Christmas EP.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: George Strait, Jon Pardi, Reba McEntire, Sam Hunt, The War And Treaty, Mickey Guyton

    George Strait and Jon Pardi will take part in a tribute show celebrating the late singer-songwriter-musician-producer Keith Gattis at Nashville’s Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday (November 28th). Sheryl Crow, Wade Bowen, Randy Houser, Dean Dillon, Jack Ingram and Kendell Marvel, among others will also perform.

    During a recent television taping, Jon Pardi‘s Aunt Shane got to meet her idol, Wynonna, and she couldn’t have been more excited.

    Reba McEntire joined Willie Geist for his TODAY Show Sunday Sitdown on NBC on Sunday (November 26th) to share details on her emotional moment at Madison Square Garden concert and her first big break in music. She also talked about her new book “Not That Fancy,” which is chock-full of stories about family, friends and parties with Solo cups.

     

    Sam Hunt and his wife Hannah Lee Fowler welcomed their second child earlier this month. Sam revealed Baby Hunt No. 2 had arrived with a social post, writing, “Thank you, Lord.”

    The War And Treaty (Michael and Tanya Trotter) performed a stunning rendition of the National Anthem on Thanksgiving Day ahead of the Detroit Lions versus Green Bay Packers game.

     

    Mickey Guyton is set to host the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, D.C. on Thursday (November 30th). This year’s special holiday event will feature performances by Darren Criss, Samara Joy, Ledisi, Reneé Rapp, St. Vincent, Joe Walsh and Dionne Warwick, as well as performances by the United States Coast Guard’s Guardians Big Band. CBS will broadcast the event on December 15th and you can stream it live on Paramount+.