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Album Review: Jon Pardi’s “Write You a Song”

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We’re sure he’s heard it before, but Jon Pardi has the perfect name for a country singer. His name may not be spelled the same as “party,” but it’s the perfect marketing tool. In fact, it’s unfortunate that the album title “My Kinda Party” was already taken by Jason Aldean because Pardi’s debut album is certainly “My Kind of Pardi.”

Pardi’s debut disc, Write You a Song, hits stores today and features the Top 25 hit “Missin’ You Crazy” and his current, chart-climbing single, “Up All Night.” It’s always the misfortune of the record buyer who purchases an entire album based on singles, only to find out that the single was the exception not the rule. This isn’t the case with Pardi whose first singles display the mood for the rest of the album.

If you’re looking for an album chock full of ballads and sweeping romantic orchestration, this isn’t the album for you. In fact it boasts only one true ballad out of the eleven tracks (ten of which Pardi co-wrote). We suspect the album’s lone ballad, “That Man,” will be a future single with its earnest yearning and ode to being a better man for the girl he loves.

When it comes to songs for a good time, Write You a Song is the perfect soundtrack for that tailgate, BBQ or day out on the lake. Even the songs about loneliness and missing someone, like “Love You From Here” and “Missin’ You Like Crazy,” are accompanied with up-tempo instrumentation that makes them seem much happier than the lyrics would suggest.

Highlights of the album include “Up All Night,” the aforementioned “That Man” and “Chasin’ Them Better Days.” The latter is an ode to an optimistic future as Pardi sings, “I’ve been waiting on sunshine, rolling with the hard times that come my way, chasin’ them better days.”

We suspect that Pardi’s debut album will endear him to those who love a good party anthem or ten of them. Watch out Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan, Jon Pardi is about to crash your party.

Frankie Ballard, Miss Willie Brown & Jon Pardi to Tour

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Frankie Ballard, Jon Pardi and Miss Willie Brown are teaming up for a small Fall tour! The 12-city “Tie One On” tour kicks off October 4th in San Diego, California. It’s a package tour, and one that Frankie is especially excited to be a part of.

Frankie shares:

“I have always wanted to do an old school package tour. That’s what all my musical heroes did back in the day. Piled into two Cadillacs and hit the highway! At least we get to do it on a bus. Jon and the Miss Willie Brown clan are great people and I’m honored to share these dates with them…there’ll be no shortage of fun, hell, we’re tyin’ one on right?!

Check out the full list of dates below and let us know if you’re planning on going to any of them! What artists would you love to see team up together for a tour?

Frankie will be joining us on-board the Blake Shelton Cruise this October! The 7-night cruise is the biggest country music line-up to ever set sail! Blake will perform on two nights on the cruise, as will special guest Trace Adkins. Frankie will be performing along with some of the brightest, and newest, stars in country music. Make sure you mention Keepin’ it Country when you book your new reservation to receive a special gift from us on-board! Space is running out, and so is time, so make sure your book your cabin today at blakesheltoncruise.com

 

Jon Pardi Celebrating End of the World

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Do you believe the Mayans prediction that 2012 will be the end of the world? Country music singer Jon Pardi is planning on finding out one way or the other by holding an “End Of The World Bash” on December 21st, 2012 at Joe’s Bar in Chicago – the predicted date to be the end of the world. He’s holding a rowdy party for what could be the very last party.

“Joe’s Bar is one of my favorite clubs to play and if the world really is going to end, I can’t think of a better place to spend what might be our last night on earth. But if we survive, we’ll party like there’s no tomorrow, all night long!” said Jon.

Jon recently hit the road with Eric Church on the “Blood, Sweat and Beers” tour at sold-out venues across the United States. He’ll be just as busy over the next few weeks as he opens up for everyone from Miranda Lambert to Tim McGraw, and even Josh Gracin.

EMI Records Nashville Signs Jon Pardi

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EMI Records Nashville announced today the signing of singer-songwriter Jon Pardi to their label. Pardi, a Northern California native, is currently working on his debut album which is expected out early 2012. You can hear some of his songs on his official Myspace page HERE.

Pardi has opened in the past for Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan and Gary Allan.

Jana Kramer Added to All-Star Kicker Country Stampede Line Up

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Kicker Country Stampede, to be held June 26-29 in Manhattan, Kansas, is delighted to announce that all camping & reserved seating is officially sold out for the first time in the 19-year history of the festival. Festival organizers recently surveyed the grounds and added an additional 200+ camping sites, which sold out immediately upon releasing them to the public.

“What a milestone!  We want to thank the fans for their continued support throughout the years!” said Wayne Rouse, general manager of Kicker Country Stampede. “For the first time, the demand for camping has exceeded the supply! However, we want as many fans to have the opportunity to experience Stampede as possible, so we are looking into ways to accommodate even more folks in future years!”

Country’s fastest rising female star Jana Kramer has been added to the star-studded line-up, which includes Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Chris Young, Easton Corbin, Lee Brice, Joe Nichols, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, Thomas Rhett, Charlie Worsham, Tyler Farr, Joe Diffie, Will Hoge, Jon Pardi, 6 Degrees West, The Railers and Logan Mize.

The last day to purchase four-day tickets for $145 and VIP tickets for $565 is Wednesday, June 25. There are a very limited number of VIP tickets remaining, so get yours now before it’s too late! For more information on tickets or for any of your Kicker Country Stampede needs, visit www.countrystampede.com or call 800-795-8091.

Lineup For Free Riverfront Concerts at CMA Fest Announced

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This year’s CMA Music Festival is right around the corner and you won’t want to miss this great lineup for the Chevrolet™ Riverfront stage! The lineup for the free daily concerts is packed with more than 50 artists, from Country music legends to the brightest up-and-coming stars.

CMA Award nominees Big & Rich will kick off the festival on Thursday, June 5 at 10:00 AM central time. “Big & Rich will bring a great energy to the official start of the Festival, and I know our fans will not want to miss their performance,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer.

Those scheduled to perform at the Chevrolet™ Riverfront Stage include Frankie Ballard, Big & Rich, Danielle Bradbery, Kristian Bush, Craig Campbell, Jason Michael Carroll, Terri Clark, Billy Ray Cyrus, Dan + Shay, Tyler Farr, Colt Ford, Gloriana, LoCash Cowboys, Lonestar, Love and Theft, Dustin Lynch, Craig Morgan, Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis, David Nail, Jon Pardi, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Kellie Pickler, Cassadee Pope, Collin Raye, Chase Rice, Maggie Rose, Corey Smith, Cole Swindell, The Cadillac Three, The Swon Brothers, Uncle Kracker, Clay Walker, Darryl Worley, Charlie Worsham, and Wynonna.

ACM Party For A Cause Festival Lineup Announced – April 4-5/Las Vegas

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Finally, what country fans have been waiting for! The ACM Party For A Cause® full lineup has been released along with the schedule!

In case you missed our previous post on this event, here is a quick recap. The Second Annual Party For A Cause will be a two-day music event that will be closing out The Week Vegas Goes Country® festival and leading up to The 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6.

During these two days, the open-air venue of Caesars Entertainment’s The LINQ and feature multiple stages for ongoing LIVE country music performances, interactive games, a country marketplace, and more to be announced. This year’s Party For A Cause® Festival will be hosted by Outnumber Hunger and ACM Lifting Lives and be headlined by Rascal Flatts (Friday) and Keith Urban (Saturday). Tickets may be purchased through tickmaster.com.

Dierks Bentley Announces 2014 Riser Tour

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Dierks Bentley caused quite the commotion on Wednesday when he hacked CMT’s Twitter to announce his 2014 RISER TOUR with special guests Chris Young, Chase Rice, and Jon Pardi.

Bentley sent a series of tweets hinting at a major announcement and even posted a selfie to prove he was really behind the tweets before finally tweeting, “Looks like Goldie will be working overtime this year. Y’all ready for a #RISERTOUR?!”  And fans were indeed ready, as Twitter burst with excitement in the following hours.

“This tour is the culmination of everything I’ve been working on for the past two years, both out on the road and in the studio recording RISER,” explains the “I Hold On” singer.  Bentley knows exactly what his fans want – “a kick ass show, an affordable ticket and a good parking lot scene to get the pre-gaming going,” he says, and promises to deliver.

Fans can begin to purchase tickets for the first leg of the tour, which kicks off on May 9 in Charlotte, NC, on January 24.

With the release of his album RISER on February 25 and the announcement of the associated RISER TOUR, the excitement surrounding Dierks Bentley continues to rise – and at this rate, it’s never coming down!

Check out the RISER TOUR in a city near you:

Dierks Bentley Reveals Menu for Whiskey Row

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As Dierks Bentley continues to prepare for his foray from chart-topper to bar owner, the “Bourbon in Kentucky” singer has revealed the menu for his Whiskey Row, opening on July 4th. The venue will serve as a premier destination in Scottsdale Arizona for live country music, good drinks and classic Southern cuisine. Bentley took to Facebook yesterday to reveal a menu that had our mouths watering!

What would you order?!

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Country newcomer Jon Pardi will perform on opening night. For more info on Whiskey Row, visit their official website.

The Bobby Bones Show is now in Nashville!

Last Tuesday, February 19th, we here at Keepin’ It Country had the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Bobby Bones to Nashville! The press conference took place at the Ford Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame, where Bobby and his radio crew answered questions and took photos with some of Bobby’s favorite country stars, who were invited to help welcome him to his new city.

To start off the conference, Brad Paisley (although he couldn’t be there in attendance) shared a special video message announcing that he would be Bobby’s first guest on Monday, February 25th. The Big 98′s AntMan and Amy Paige then hosted a question & answer session with Bobby, opening up questions to anyone in attendance. Some of the country stars in attendance at the conference were Brett Eldridge, Charlie Worsham, Chris Janson, Craig Campbell, Dustin Lynch, Eric Paslay, The Farm, Gloriana, Greg Bates, Jake Owen, Jana Kramer, Joe Nichols, Joel Crouse, Josh Thompson, Jon Pardi, Kristin Kelly, and Parmalee.

“Thank you guys all for coming, it really means a lot to me and I’m gonna play your records a whole lot more since you’re here” Bobby joked, to all the artists who took their time to attend.

Bobby informed us that he grew up on country and he already feels at home in the transition from hosting on Top 40 radio to Country. “To entertain and be with country music, it just feels so natural, and I feel like there is a big wide open avenue for a show like ours that makes people laugh, that relates and identifies with the new generation of country. I think that’s our goal and that’s what we’re set here to do.”

The Bobby Bones Show first started in Austin, TX in 2003. It debuted in Nashville on February 18th, 2013 and is now syndicated on Country radio stations nationwide. You can tune in Monday through Friday from 5 to 10am central time.

We’re glad to have you here in Nashville, Bobby! You can check out our photos from the event below!

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