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Chatting with country singer Jon Pardi Special

Posted Mar 9, 2014 by Markos Papadatos
Capitol Nashville recording country artist Jon Pardi sat down and chatted with me after his March 8 concert in New York's Irving Plaza.
Country singer Jon Pardi
Country singer Jon Pardi
Photo Courtesy of Brian Doben
A native of California and genuine musician, Pardi opened for country singer-songwriter Thomas Rhett, who is signed to the Valory Music Company.
As Digital Journal reported, Pardi's and Rhett's live performances were both well-received at New York's Irving Plaza.
On playing in New York City, he remarked, "It feels awesome. It was an amazing crowd tonight. New York City is really sticking with whole pride. You show up and you play country music and it was an awesome show."
From his debut studio album Write You A Song, which peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot Country Albums charts, Pardi co-penned 10 out of its 11 tracks.
Both of his radio singles "Missin' You Crazy" and "Up All Night" have fared well on country radio, peaking at No. 25 and No. 10 respectively. "It feels great and it's a step in the right direction. It is really cool and I just want to keep going," he said. "I want to keep on writing good music and doing the best we can. I am from the West Coast and I am always doing my thing. I want to keep on trucking."
Pardi noted that he writes all of the storylines for his music videos. "I really just stick to writing and my videos go along with the songs."
When asked what motivates him from day to day, he said with a laugh, "hot women."
He added, "The motivation comes when you put your first single out and then your second single does better. We have had great response from radio from all over the country. You get excited cause you get to see your progress and all of your hard work developing, even though it takes a long time. The progress keeps you going."
Speaking of success with country radio, Pardi was afforded to privilege to be interviewed by esteemed radio personality Kelly Ford on New York's radio station, Nash FM 94.7, which is known for playing his single "Up All Night" on a regular basis. "They are awesome," he exclaimed.
He revealed that his upcoming single is going to be "What I Can't Put Down." "I want to be humble and continue doing our thing," he said.
Pardi shared that if he weren't a country singer-songwriter, his alternate career choice would be a firefighter.
For Pardi, the success word means "being happy, thankful for what you've got and playing music."
For his dedicated fans, which are affectionately dubbed as "Pardi Animals," he concluded, "Thank you for all the support. You guys are great. Thank you so much."
For more information on country singer Jon Pardi, visit his official website.