ACM/CMA award-winning artist Jon Pardi is set to release his highly-anticipated album, Heartache Medication, on Friday, September 27th. Originally announced by the Associated Press, the critically acclaimed album was featured by The New York Times and named as one of Billboard’s Most Anticipated Albums of Fall 2019. Noted by NPR as “an emboldened work… a distilling of his sound into a more potent form that draws both vitality and assurance from his anything-but-sterile relationship to his tradition’s modern era,” Heartache Medication can be streamed exclusively via NPR’s First Listen now ahead of its release Friday.

    The California native kicks off a week of live performances and media beginning tonight with Pandora’s Live Concert Series broadcasting on SiriusXM’s The Highway (Ch. 35) from the Buckhead Theater in Atlanta. Later in the week, Pardi will take the stage for an exclusive performance from YouTube’s New York headquarters (9/25), and an iHeartCountry Album Release Party hosted by Bobby Bones (9/26) airing across iHeartMedia’s Country radio stations nationwide (HERE), before his headlining album release show at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom (9/27), following a stop at AOL BUILD. On Monday (9/30) Pardi brings new music from Heartache Medication to the Jimmy Kimmel Live! outdoor stage before returning to Nashville for back-to-back, sold-out headlining shows at the famed Ryman Auditorium as part the Heartache Medication Tour.

    Recognized for his “state-of-the-art blend of traditional instrumentation and progressive grooves that points to country’s future” (Rolling Stone) and as “a leader among a growing number of artists …finding ways to freshen the sound” (People), Heartache Medication is the follow up to Pardi’s co-produced, Platinum-selling breakthrough #1 album California Sunrise, which featured Multi-Platinum, chart-topping hits including “Dirt on My Boots,” “Head Over Boots,” “Heartache on the Dancefloor” and “Night Shift.”

    Pre-order Heartache Medication (HERE), and for more information or a full list of tour dates, visit http://www.jonpardi.com.

    About Jon Pardi
    ACM/CMA award-winning artist Jon Pardi is gearing up for the release of his album Heartache Medication, on Sept. 27th. Recognized for his “state-of-the-art blend of traditional instrumentation and progressive grooves that point to country’s future,” (Rolling Stone) and as “a leader among a growing number of artists bringing back fiddle, steel and twang” (People), Pardi’s album Heartache Medication is the followup to his co-produced, platinum-selling breakthrough #1 album California Sunrise and multi-platinum, chart-topping hits “Dirt On My Boots,” “Head Over Boots,” “Heartache On The Dance Floor” and “Night Shift.” Following the release of his new album, Pardi will mark a career-first when he brings his headlining Heartache Medication Tour to the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for two, sold-out shows, kicking off on Oct. 1st and 2nd. A pre-order of his highly-anticipated album Heartache Medication is available (HERE). For more information visit www.jonpardi.com.

    Audio / Jon Pardi says he started working on his new album, Heartache Medication, right after he turned in his last album, California Sunrise.


    Jon Pardi (Heartache Medication album) 1 OC: …thought out record. :53
    “This record, Heartache Medication, was, I was always writing after California Sunrise was done. I mean I think I turned in the record and we wrote the next day for Heartache Medication, and that song was ‘Call Me Country.’ So, that was written in 2016. So, there’s a lot of stuff that you would never know was that old, even ‘Heartache Medication,’ the song, is almost three years old now. And California Sunrise, we had a three-year life out of that and that’s amazing, but I was always working on a new record. I wanted to work on this record in three sessions to break up the time, instead of being like, ‘We need a new record. We need it now!’ I didn’t want that to be a thing, so it was like, ‘Boom, here’s the record.’ Three sessions. A lot of fun, and it was a very thought out record.”


    Jon Pardi is set to release his third studio album, Heartache Medication, on Friday (September 27th). Jon started working on the new project around the time he turned in his platinum-selling collection, California Sunrise, and he couldn’t be more excited to get it into the hands of his fans.

    “I just want ’em to listen and enjoy it and have a great time and make it a soundtrack to their life. That’s what music’s really about, you know, to make memories with songs. There’s always a song that hear that’ll take you back, and I feel like Heartache Medication is definitely gonna have a lot of that,” says Jon. “It’s not really a love record; it’s like a fun, moving on, going out kind of party time, and it’s just a lot of fun. So, if you’re doing anything fun, Heartache Medication’s gonna be good. And you can dance and think about things, there’s a lot. But for fans, I just want them to listen to this and be like, ‘He did it again,’ because that’s what I’ve worked on making another great record, another start to finish.”

    Heartache Medication Track List:

    1.  “Old Hat” (Jeff Hyde, Matt Jenkins and Ryan Tyndell)
      2. “ Heartache Medication” (Jon Pardi, Barry Dean and Natalie Hemby)
      3.  “Nobody Leaves A Girl Like That” (Bart Butler, Marv Green and Jimmy Yeary)
      4.  “Ain’t Always The Cowboy” (Brandon Kinney and Josh Thompson)
      5.  “Me And Jack” (Jon Pardi, Rhett Akins, Bart Butler and Luke Laird)
      6.  “Don’t Blame It On Whiskey (Featuring Lauren Alaina)” (Eric Church, Michael Heeney, Luke Laird and Miranda Lambert)
      7.  “Tied One On” (Bart Butler, Chase McGill and Jamie Paulin)
      8.  “Oughta Know That” (Jon Pardi, Bart Butler and Luke Laird)
      9.  “Tequila Little Time” (Jon Pardi, Rhett Akins and Luke Laird)
      10. “Buy That Man A Beer” (Clint Daniels, Justin Lantz and John Pierce)
      11. “Call Me Country” (Jon Pardi, Bart Butler and Driver Williams)
      12. “Just Like Old Times” (Jon Pardi, Jeff Hyde and Michael Heeney)
      13. “Love Her Like She’s Leaving” (Bart Butler, Dean Dillon and Jessie Jo Dillon)
      14. “Starlight” (Jon Pardi, Bart Butler and Jeffrey Steele)

    The CMA and ACM Award-winner kicks off his HEARTACHE MEDICATION TOUR featuring direct support Riley Green*. Marking a career first, Pardi will headline sold-out back-to-back nights at the historic Ryman Auditorium, where he will kick off his headlining HEARTACHE MEDICATION TOUR in Nashville on October 1st and 2nd..

    Every online ticket purchase for the HEARTACHE MEDICATION TOUR will come with one CD copy of Pardi’s Heartache Medication album. Ticket purchasers will receive an additional email with instructions on how to redeem the CD.

    *Riley Green on select Heartache Medication dates


    10/01/19: Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium

    10/02/19: Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium

    10/04/19: Minneapolis, MN, The Armory

    10/05/19: Milwaukee, WI, Eagle’s Ballroom*

    10/10/19: Oklahoma City, OK, The Criterion

    10/11/19: Houston, TX, White Oak Music Hall

    10/12/19: Helotes, TX, Floores Country Store*

    10/24/19: Seattle, WA, Paramount Theatre

    10/25/19: Boise, ID, Revolution Concert House and Event Center

    10/26/19: Salt Lake City, UT, The Depot*

    10/31/19: Phoenix, AZ, Comerica Theatre*

    11/01/1: San Diego, CA, Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre*

    11/02/19: Bakersfield, CA, Rabobank Theater

    *Does not include Riley Green; support to be announced soon


    Audio / Jon Pardi says he wants fans to enjoy his new album, Heartache Medication.


    Jon Pardi (what fans can expect) OC: …start to finish. :45
    “I just want’em to listen and enjoy it and have a great time and make it a soundtrack to their life. That’s what music’s really about, you know, to make memories with songs. There’s always a song that hear that’ll take you back, and I feel like Heartache Medication is definitely gonna have a lot of that. There’s a lot of topics that are great. It’s not really a love record; it’s like a fun, moving on, going out kind of party time, and it’s just a lot of fun. So, if you’re doing anything fun, Heartache Medication’s gonna be good. And you can dance and think about things, there’s a lot. But for fans, I just want them to listen to this and be like, ‘He did it again,’ because that’s what I’ve worked on making another great record, another start to finish.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (HM available Sept. 27th)


    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (HM available this week)


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    Jon Pardi recently talked to Men’s Health Magazine about his workout routine, what’s in his refrigerator, working out on the road and what keeps him grounded. He’s been trying to cut back on bread, flour and carbs, but when he has a cheat day, he loves Mexican food (rice, beans, etc.)

    Men’s Health asked the California native if he indulges a sweet tooth, he opens the pantry and yells, “Boom! Coming in hot!,” as he slides an entire bucket of Red Vines across his kitchen island.

    Jon, who is making his way up the country charts with “Heartache Medication,” works out between 3-5 days a week and looks to his trainer to help keep him in shape. He cites his height as being the reason leg workouts are tougher on him than say someone a little shorter than his nearly 6′ 4″ frame. “If you get a trainer, that’s all you do: legs,” he says. “So I got over that.”


    Check out the rest of the Men’s Health article here.

    Jon is currently on the West Coast performing as part of Dierks Bentley’s Burning Man Tour. They have stops Friday (September 6th) in Irvine, California; Saturday (September 7th) in Mountain View and Sunday (September 8th) in Wheatland.

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    For many decades, Labor Day was seen as a day for workers to voice their complaints and discuss better working conditions and pay.

    U.S. Congress declared Labor Day a national holiday in 1894, and on Monday, September 2nd, we will once again celebrate the people in every occupation whose work and dedication make this nation great. Labor Day in the United States is a holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers.

    Labor Day weekend also signals the unofficial end to summer, and many of the hottest country stars are taking a look back at some of the toughest jobs they had prior to making their mark in music or their dream job now.


    Audio / Adam Hambrick talks about one of his summer jobs when he was growing up in Arkansas.


    Adam Hambrick (Labor Day-jobs) OC: …that summer. :41
    “I don’t know if I’ve ever had a bad job. I don’t think I had a bad job, ‘cause I actually enjoyed this job ‘cause I was actually sitting in the air conditioning all day over the summer in Arkansas. It was very monotonous, because I was spending every summer day repairing old fallen-apart medical charts in a heart clinic in Little Rock. I would take all these photos of all these records and re-sort them page-by-page and put ‘em back in the manila folder and re-alphabetize ‘em. But I did bring my computer and watch movies while I did it, so I drank a lot of soda and watched a lot of movies that summer.”

    Audio / Alan Jackson says that working man values have always been a part of his music.


    AJ (working people songs) OC: … appreciate that. :28
    “I’ve always written songs and recorded songs, other people’s songs, about workin’ people, and workin’, the workin’ life ’cause I mean, that’s where I’m from. I mean, I worked…I’d already had jobs and worked as a grown person before I ever even thought about bein’ in the music business, so I come from that background, and…although I hadn’t had a job in a long time (laughs), I still remember a lot about it, you know, and I remember what the lifestyle is, and I still appreciate that.”

    Audio / Billy Currington recalls some of the jobs he had before landing his record deal in 2003.


    Billy Currington (Labor Day) OC: …record deal. :40
    “I started working like at [age] 12, landscaping. This was summer, every summers, and roofing. I started when I was about 16 roofing houses, and that was probably one of my toughest jobs because down there in South Georgia, it gets hot, so doing that every day all summer long. The pawn shop when I moved to Nashville was one of my favorites, even though it was one of my least favorites. The concrete job was my least favorite of all – six years of that, and I couldn’t take it no more. After that job, that was my turning point. Either I’m going to do something else for a living [laughs] or quit and try to really focus on music and get this record deal.”



    Brandon Lay (Labor Day) OC: …a good one. :13
    “You know, I can’t complain too much about Labor Day, ‘cause usually doing landscaping and it had slowed down a little, but the water’s still warm enough to hit the river. I’ve gotten to spend some time out on the lake for Labor Day, so Labor Day’s a good one.”



    Carrie Underwood (Labor Day) OC: …born to do. :59
    “I don’t think I’ve ever had a bad job. I’ve had hard jobs. I’ve had jobs that worked random hours. My first job was at a gas station, and that was a lot of fun actually. While I was working at the gas station, I took another job at a hotel down the street. There was nobody else working there. I had one day of training and then the next day I came in, and the lady that had worked there the longest and was training me just didn’t show. So, the second day at work I was now in charge ‘cause I was now the senior member that was working at the hotel. So, I feel like that one was really challenging to figure my way through it, but I did. My best job is definitely what I do now. I really like being on stage. I really like performing for people and just having fun and singing, because that’s what I feel like I was born to do.”

    Audio / Caylee Hammack says her worst job truly smelled bad.


    Caylee Hammack (Labor Day-worst job) OC: …worst job. (laughs) :38
    “My worst job was working in a nursery, actually. I love kids so I thought I’d be really good at it, but wen you’re the new person coming in, you have to change all the diapers first. So, I was changing 45 diapers a day and it got to the point where everything smelled like baby poop. It literally drove me crazy. I would walk my dog and I would have to go to pick up her poop, and it would smell like baby poop, and I just couldn’t handle it, honestly. The smell of poop warded me away. The children were lovely, but the smell of poop lingered, and I couldn’t handle that job. That was my worst job.” (laughs)



    Clare Dunn (Labor Day) OC: …had to do. 1:05
    “I was coming for school. I remember I was two weeks late for school [at Belmont], because I had stayed in Texas longer to drive a silage truck for harvest. Harvest was still going on and I needed the money, so I stayed down there. I called all my professors. I explained what I was doing. I said, ‘I’m not going to be there for the first two weeks.’ They all were very, I told them why, and they were all very accepting of that. So, I got home. I was worn out from driving this truck in Texas, and I remember getting home in like the morning or the night before and I left the next day. I literally just chucked as much stuff in a U-haul as I could, and my family was helping me get it all ready while I was on the truck. I remember, everybody cried. I’m probably gonna cry just talking about it, because it was so many unknowns, and I just drove myself out to Tennessee. It was very emotional for me, obviously, just seeing that Tennessee state line sign and being scared to death, but knowing that’s what I had to do.”

    Audio / Darius Rucker recalls one of his worst jobs before turning to music.


    Darius Rucker (Labor Day) OC: …pizza. :15
    “I was fifteen, and I worked at a pizza place, and the guy decided that at fifteen, that I could not only clean the floors and wash the dishes, but I also had to make pizza. So, for two months, he taught me how to make pizza.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley makes a living performing for his fans, and he can’t say enough about them.


    Dierks Bentley (Labor Day) OC: …generosity. :26
    “Personally, the fans give me amazement. That’s the only word to really sum it up. I look out in the crowd, you know, usually see a lot of faces and fans are cheering. I know each one of these like from the road-the signs are from California…Michelle and Kayla live up in the Ohio area. They’re all, I just see them, and I’m like, ‘Wow!,’ they’re all from different regions. You know when you’re in a different region of the country and you just see certain fans. These people are way more hard core than I am, and I’m just amazed by their generosity.”

    Audio / Eric Church talks about one of his worst job.


    Eric Church (Labor Day-odd jobs) OC: …bought at 2am. 1:27
    “I had an awful job. I’ve had a lot of awful jobs…my worst one was when I first came to Nashville. I got a job at the Shop at Home Network. I worked midnight, graveyard, midnight to eight. That was bad enough but then I would work all night, go home, shower and then I had writing appointments all day because I was trying to get a career started. I’d go write songs and get meetings just trying to get signed. And end up getting done at 3 of 4 with all of that, I’d go home, take a shower or sleep for a little bit and then I had to be at work again at midnight. So the schedule was bad enough, however, what I had to do at the job…I sold knives from midnight to 7 or 8am. And, anytime somebody calls you at 3 or 4am and needs 200 knives for $19.95, it’s automatically an alarming situation. And I just, I was young and I’d been in a lot of these people’s shoes, I had done this…I knew they were drunk. I knew what they had done. They’d just come home from the bar, flipped on Shop at Home and said, ‘You know what? I need that.’ So the reason the job didn’t last long for me is that I was maybe the worst salesmen in history because I ended up talking a lot of these people out of it, I’d say, ‘I’ll tell you what man, go to bed, call me, I’ll be here in the morning. If you get up in the morning and want these knives you call me back.’ Because I knew what was going to happen, you know. They bought 200 knives for $19.95…first of all some of these people you didn’t know whether you should call the cops. What do you need 200 knives for? Even though I’m selling them…what do you need them for? So, it was awful doing that job. And then they got rid of me because, they were like, ‘You’re the worst. I can’t believe you’re talking people out of it.’ I was like, ‘Man I know…I’ve been there.’ [laughs] I’d want some to talk me out of buying some of the stuff I’ve bought at 2am.”

    Audio / Jon Langston talks about working


    Jon Langston (Labor Day) OC: …is the bomb. :45
    “The worst job – it wasn’t bad – I could just say growing up and stuff and in high school, I was working for my dad. It was a great job, working at the shop. One day I got tired of working for my dad. I thought it’d be smart to go work for somebody else and so I went to work at Chik-fil-a for a family friend, and I’m just not made for cooking chicken. But, I told my dad, ‘Hey, can I come back to work?’ (laughs) So, yeah, I mean, Chik-fil-a a great place to work if you’re into that kind of thing, but not me. But Chik-fil-a is m favorite fast food restaurant of all time. I mean, I will go to war for Chik-fil-a. I eat there probably three or four times a week. Chik-fil-a is the bomb.”

    Audio / Jon Pardi talks about his worst job, which was at a grocery store.


    Jon Pardi (Labor Day) OC: …so bored! :17
    “The worst job I ever had was at Hometown Grocery Store. I didn’t want to work, I was 15, and I did not want to work at the grocery store. Bagging was fun, but they sent me down the aisles to pull up cans and turn ‘em around and face ‘em, and I would just get so bored!”



    Jordan Davis (Labor Day) OC: …worst job. :41
    “[My] worst job was probably whenever I got out of school I started working for an environmental group in Baton Rouge, and I was doing actual environmental work at first. I went to my boss probably about four months in and told him that I was going to move to Nashville and write songs. Luckily enough, he let me stay on, but I became the weedeater guy for the landscaping side of the business. I seriously weedeated eight hours a day. The only break I would get would be in-between yard to yard. So, like we would be in the car and I would try to doze off for like 10 minutes. I was covered in grass in the middle of the summer in Baton Rouge. It was awful. That was definitely the worst job.”



    Keith Urban (Labor Day) OC: …amazing. :22
    “Seeing people connect to the music is absolutely, hands-down the biggest reward for me, especially when you go to a place you’ve never been to before and it’s all these people, I mean lots of people out there. You’ve never met a single one of ‘em and they’re singing every word, and you realize that it’s not just a pretty melody and everything, but they get the songs. It’s amazing.”

    Audio / Kip Moore recalls his worst job...ever.


    Kip Moore (Labor Day-worst job) OC: …than that. :21
    “I’d have to say my worst job ever was laying sod in the south Georgia heat. There’s nothing than that, especially when somebody would think that you’re waiting for the next sod patch to be thrown to you and you got your back turned, and all of a sudden, that big ole piece of sod hits you right on the back. You got nowhere to clean up, and you’re just stuck with dirt on your back for the rest of the day. It doesn’t get any worse than that.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan talks about the different jobs he worked in and around Leesburg, Georgia, before heading to Nashville to pursue a career in music.


    Luke Bryan (Labor Day-jobs) OC: …Nashville… 1:07
    “At age 12 thru 13, I worked at Rubos IGA Supermarket in Leesburg, GA. I worked during the summers on Monday and Tuesday. I stocked and cleaned up the produce.  They paid me under the table…I peeled off all of the brown lettuce. Let’s see, when I was 15, I was a cashier at K-Mart for two months. I worked at K-Mart for two months, and then I reverted back to Rubos because it didn’t really make sense for me to drive all the way into Albany and work for K-Mart. The benefits were great though-you’d get an hour-long on the blue light special. So I started back at Rubos, and then I quit Rubos and worked for my Dad-just awful just driving tractors through cotton all day, and spraying pesticides that eventually would turn your hair green. And then at some point, I started playing guitar. And well, after college I went back and worked for my dad and continued to spray and haul fertilizer around. And then I moved to Nashville…”



    Travis Denning (Labor Day) OC: …right for it. :13
    “I’ve always played music. I mean, my first gig was when I was 16-years-old. That was what I did. And as soon as I found out I could make money doing it, I thought I’d much rather make money doing this than anything else, so I went right for it.”


    Jon Pardi is increasing the anticipation for his new album, Heartache Medication, with the release of another instant grat track, “Tequila Little Time.”

    Jon is making his way up the country charts with his latest hit, the title track “Heartache Medication.” The California native is also on the road with Dierks Bentley on the Burning Man Tour, which makes stops this weekend in Massachusetts and New Jersey. Jon will take his Heartache Medication on tour with his own headlining trek beginning with two sold-out shows at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium October 1st and 2nd.

    Video /


    On Friday, Jon Pardi premiered the highly-anticipated music video for the title-track off of his upcoming album, Heartache Medication, out September 27th and available for pre-order (HERE). Directed by Carlos Ruiz, the new music video premiered officially with YouTube Music, and finds the ACM and CMA winning singer/songwriter quickly receiving an uplifting and much-needed pick-me-up after catching a glimpse of a remedy that’s smiling back at him from the dancefloor. Pardi dusts off his boots and puts them to work on an all-out choreographed line dance, set to a backdrop of kaleidoscope lights. People.com revealed an exclusive teaser video in advance (HERE).


    “This is the first time we ever used choreography. We ended up doing practices in my barn at home and Summer and I had such a great time. It was out of my comfort zone, but I love how it came out. I loved being able to dance together, and I think it’s just one of the videos where you just feel good when you watch it,” said Pardi.

    Pardi is featured as a co-writer on several of the songs off his forthcoming album Heartache Medication, and returns as a producer for the third time (California Sunrise, Write You A Song). Heartache Medication pairs him again with California Sunrise co-producer Bart Butler, and with Ryan Gore joining as first-time co-producer.

    Pardi’s highly-anticipated headlining Heartache Medication Tour with opening artist Riley Green kicks off with two back-to-back, sold out shows at the historic Ryman Auditorium on Oct. 1st and 2nd. Pre-order the album Heartache Medication (HERE). For more information and to purchase tickets to the upcoming tour dates, visit www.jonpardi.com.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Keith, Jon, Clare, Mickey

    Keith Urban is releasing an acoustic version of his current hit, “We Were,” on Friday (August 2nd).



    Jon Pardi will release the video for his latest hit, “Heartache Medication,” on Friday (August 2nd).



    Clare Dunn has released an acoustic version of “My Love.”



    Mickey Guyton recently threw out the first pitch at a Chicago White Sox game…and she made it all the way to home plate.

    She also performed her song “Sister” prior to the game.



    Audio / LINER Adam Hambrick (Fourth of July)


    “Hey! This is Adam Hambrick, wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER AJ (4th of July)


    “Hey! This is Alan Jackson, wishing you a happy and safe Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (4th of July)


    “Hey guys! I’m Billy Currington, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Brandon Lay (Fourth of July)


    “What’s up, everybody? This is Brandon Lay, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Bros Osborne (Fourth of July)


    “Hey y’all! I’m John, and I’m TJ, and we are Brothers Osborne, wish you a very Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Fourth of July)


    “Hi! This is Carrie Underwood wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Fourth of July)


    “Hey y’all! This is Caylee Hammack wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Independence Day)


    “Hey y’all! This is Caylee Hammack. Happy Independence Day, everybody!”

    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Fourth of July)


    “Hey! This is Clare Dunn, wishing you a very Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Darius (4th of July)


    “Hey y’all, what’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a very, very happy Fourth of July!”

    Audio / LINER Darius (Happy Birthday, America)


    “Hey y’all, what’s up? This is Darius Rucker. Happy Birthday, America!”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (4th of July)


    “Hey everybody! This is Dierks Bentley, wishing you a Happy and safe Fourth of July.

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (4th of July)


    “Hey this is Eric Church, wishing you a very happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (4th of July)


    “Hey! This is Gary Allan. Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (Fourth of July)


    “Hey y’all, this is Jon Langston wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (4th of July)


    “Hi, it’s Jon Pardi, wishing you a happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Fourth of July)


    “Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (summer)


    “Hey everybody, Keith Urban here, wanting to wish you all a fantastic and safe summer. Enjoy the sunshine. Hopefully, you’ll get to spend some time with the ones you love, and hopefully, we’ll also get to see you out on the road.”

    Audio / LINER Lauren Alaina (4th of July)


    “Hey! It’s Lauren Alaina. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (4th of July)


    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy Fourth of July!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (4th of July)


    “Hey! This is Luke Bryan, wishing you a very happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Fourth of July)


    “Hey everybody! I’m Maddie, and I’m Tae and we’re Maddie & Tae, wishing you a safe and happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Mickey Guyton (4th of July)


    “Hey! This is Mickey Guyton, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Fourth of July)


    “Hey everybody! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a safe and happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (Fourth of July)


    “Hey y’all! It’s Travis Denning, wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”


    Jon Pardi has released the song, “Ain’t Always the Cowboy,” which is from his upcoming album, Heartache Medication, which will be available September 27th.

    “It was just such an anthem for girls and guys, or for the girls trying to do her own things,” says Jon about “Ain’t Always the Cowboy.” “It’s kind of a leaving song, but a happy leaving song. It’s about going out to chase her dreams, be independent or do her thing. He ain’t mad about it, and I thought that was a really cool outlook of a song and melody; just everything about it was awesome.”

    Jon is putting out a new song once a month until the album is out. Jon’s current single, “Heartache Medication,” is climbing the country charts and is also the title of his headlining tour this fall, which kicks off with a SOLD-OUT two-night stand at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on October 1st.

    Audio / Jon Pardi talks about the song, "Ain't Always the Cowboy."


    Jon Pardi (Ain’t Always the Cowboy) OC: …great one. :29 [NOTE: quality isn’t the best, but…]
    “‘Ain’t Always the Cowboy’ was a song I heard that Josh Thompson and Brendan Cooney wrote, and it was just such an anthem for girls and guys, or for the girls trying to do her own things. It’s kind of a leaving song, but a happy leaving song. It’s about going out to chase her dreams, be independent or do her thing. He ain’t mad about it, and I thought that was a really cool outlook of a song and melody; just everything about it was awesome. It’s a great one.”


    In addition to all of the amazing performances at this year’s CMA Music Fest, there were also some surprise appearances. Carrie Underwood performed at Nissan Stadium (home to the Tennessee Titans) and during her set, she brought out the legendary Joan Jett to perform a medley of the rocker’s hits (“I Hate Myself for Loving You,” “Bad Reputation,” “Crimson and Clover”).

    Keith Urban surprised the crowd on Saturday night to join Billy Ray Cyrus and L’il Nas X at the Stadium to perform the No. 1 song in the nation, “Old Town Road.”



    Eric Church hit the stage at Nissan Stadium on Friday (June 7th) accompanied by his acoustic guitar to perform a 30-minute medley of several of his hits, including “Drink in My Hand,” “Mr. Misunderstood,” “Talladega,” “Smoke a Little Smoke,” “Round Here Buzz” and many more.

    Jon Pardi surprised the Nissan Stadium crowd during Thomas Rhett‘s set to perform “Beer Can’t Fix” from TR’s new album, Center Point Road complete with a koozie-covered beer.

    On Thursday, legendary duo Brooks & Dunn surprised the audience when they stepped onstage during Brothers Osborne‘s set to perform “Hard Workin’ Man,” which is featured on B&D’s new Reboot album. TJ and John also brought up their friend Ashley McBryde to perform her cut on the duo’s album of their huge hit, “You’re Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone,” also featured on Reboot.

    Audio / Prior to taking the stage at Nissan Stadium during CMA Music Fest, Carrie Underwood talks to reporters backstage about getting the opportunity to perform with rock legend Joan Jett.


    Carrie Underwood (CMA Fest-Joan Jett) OC: …off on me. :25
    “I get to sing with Joan Jett, guys! Whooooo! (I’m) super excited. I feel like we’ve had connections and bumped into each other in various places, and the stars just aligned. It was kind of like, ‘What if Joan Jett came to CMA Fest?’ ‘Well, let’s ask her.’ So, she’s here. The coolness has arrived, and I’m hoping some of it rubs off on me.”

    Audio / Backstage before her Nissan Stadium performance at this year's CMA Music Fest, Carrie Underwood explained why she's a huge fan of rock legend Joan Jett, who joined her on stage to do a medley of her hits.


    Carrie Underwood (CMA Fest-Joan Jett) 2 OC: …sing with me. :25
    “Just hearing her songs on the radio and the more I got to know and see just how much of a trailblazer she was for, not just women in her genre of music, but women in music in general…I mean, I’m a fan on every level — personally, professionally, musically and honored that she’s heard my name before and agreed to come sing with me.”

    Audio / Backstage at Nissan Stadium on Sunday night (June 9th) before his scheduled CMA Music Fest performance, Keith Urban talked about making a surprise appearance to perform with Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus on "Old Town Road."


    Keith Urban (CMA Fest-Old Town Road) OC: …with him last night. :23
    “I just loved the song when I heard it. I love the record too, you know? Those are sometimes very separate things – the song to the record — but I just loved it and wanted to do my little cover version of it on my ganjo. From that very spontaneous moment, Nas saw the piece that I did and really loved it apparently, and next thing you know, I’m playing with him (and Billy Ray) last night.”

    Audio / Backstage in the press room, Jon Pardi talks about his collaboration with Thomas Rhett on "Beer Can't Fix" and their first live performance of the song during this year's CMA Music Fest.


    Jon Pardi (Thomas Rhett song) OC: …short hair now. (laughs) :44
    “So (claps), me and Thomas (Rhett) go back to the long hair days — two songwriters trying to figure out who they’re gonna be in country music. I was so happy when he texted me and asked me to be a part of this record, and I was like, ‘Of course! Like come on! What song?’ He sent me two and we decided to sing ‘Beer Can’t Fix,’ ’cause it’s an anthem. It’s a no-brainer. For two male artists to sing a song together, I think it’s perfect. it’s about, well, drinking a beer. It’s fun, and I would say there’s a full-circle (moment) for me and him to walk out on Nissan and sing, for the first time ever, this song together. I don’t know. I think it’s cool, and we have short hair now.” (laughs)

    Audio / Backstage at Nissan Stadium during this year's CMA Music Fest, TJ Osborne of Brothers Osborne talked about how the collaboration with Brooks & Dunn came about on the legendary duo's "Hard Workin' Man," which appears on their Reboot album.


    Brothers Osborne (Brooks & Dunn) OC: …of us both. :46
    First we were asked, ‘Are you guys fans of Brooks & Dunn?’ I just thought it was a ridiculous question to ask if you’re not a fan of Brooks & Dunn, then you shouldn’t be in this genre. But, so then it was like, ‘What song are we gonna do?’ Then it was a little tough because Ronnie’s voice is so high and obviously, I have a baritone voice, of trying to get a song to work for both of our strengths, and then a song that lends itself to a lot of guitar parts and then ‘Hard Workin’ Man,’ it became pretty obvious that was a really great song, but that also took abandoning one of the guitar hooks in that song. It was just crazy, because we wanted to do it like Brooks & Dunn did it, because we just love the song, and they wanted to do it like we would do it. It was a really interesting thing. I think the way that it turned out was really great. I’m really proud of it, and I think it really is a perfect kind of mix of us both.”