Platinum-selling, 2X ACM Album of the Year nominee Jon Pardi is hitting the Country radio airwaves with new single “Ain’t Always The Cowboy” impacting stations today (3/16). Notching an impressive 22 Million streams, “Ain’t Always The Cowboy ” is Pardi’s second highest streamed song off his critically-acclaimed album Heartache Medication, behind his fiddle-heavy, Gold-certified, fourth #1 title track “Heartache Medication.” Pardi performed “Ain’t Always The Cowboy” on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and talked about the song that “…challenges the idea that the cowboy is the one who’s restless in a relationship…” (Sounds Like Nashville). View Pardi’s GMA performance (HERE). Fans can listen to “Ain’t Always The Cowboy,” (HERE).
“The girls are out there raising hell these days. The females are fighting. They’re saying they’re strong…and it’s great. So it was cool [that] this [song] is about girls…doing their own thing,” Pardi shared in a recent interview with Billboard.
KKGO-FM Los Angeles’ Program Director Michael Levine added, “Jon Pardi is such a talented musician who has the unique ability to bring both contemporary and traditional audiences together for his music. ‘Ain’t Always The Cowboy’ is no exception and will surely be another hit for the California native.”
“Ain’t Always The Cowboy” was co-written by Josh Thompson and Brandon Kinney, and follows Pardi’s fourth #1, Gold-certified song “Heartache Medication,” which topped both Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Airplay charts, and surpassed 186 million on-demand streams. Pardi recently celebrated a series of career milestones including being recognized for 10 Million digital single certifications and 1 Million album units. Additional benchmarks included Pardi’s multi-week #1, the 3x Platinum “Dirt on My Boots,” his #1 hits “Head Over Boots” and “Heartache On the Dance Floor” earning 2x Platinum, with “Night Shift” also reaching Platinum-status. “She Ain’t In It” from Jon’s #1 album California Sunrise and “Heartache Medication” from Pardi’s current ACM nominated, critically-acclaimed album of the same name are also now officially RIAA GOLD certified.
Heartache Medication debuted among the top albums on Billboard’s Country Albums chart was named by The New York Times as “…one of the most anticipated albums of the season,” Rolling Stone’s “Best Albums of the Year” list, and Los Angeles Times “Best Albums of the Year” (#4) list, as the only country artist/album represented. Pardi is currently featured on Thomas Rhett’s Top 15-and-climbing single at Country radio “Beer Can’t Fix.” For more information, visit www.jonpardi.com.