12 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rowdy, throwback country tunes with a little edge and a lot of fiddle, Jon Pardi’s sophomore album is a bid to bring the genre back to its tough and twangy roots. After hitting a string of wild Texas dance halls, the California native was determined to capture the boisterous energy of a live show without resigning to EDM trends. So he recorded with a seven-piece band that included a fiddle, hand claps, a tambourine, and a steel guitar to give each song extra punch. “Dirt on My Boots,” a howling ode to letting loose, was designed to lure listeners off their stools and onto the floor. “Might have a little dirt on my boots," he sings, "but we’re gonna dance the dust right off them tonight.”

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Rowdy, throwback country tunes with a little edge and a lot of fiddle, Jon Pardi’s sophomore album is a bid to bring the genre back to its tough and twangy roots. After hitting a string of wild Texas dance halls, the California native was determined to capture the boisterous energy of a live show without resigning to EDM trends. So he recorded with a seven-piece band that included a fiddle, hand claps, a tambourine, and a steel guitar to give each song extra punch. “Dirt on My Boots,” a howling ode to letting loose, was designed to lure listeners off their stools and onto the floor. “Might have a little dirt on my boots," he sings, "but we’re gonna dance the dust right off them tonight.”

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
513 Ratings

513 Ratings

The real Cj ! ,

Best Country Singer !

Hands down the best album for 2016. Jon Pardi is the best country singer today and makes great classic country music that everyone can enjoy ! California Sunrise will be an all time classic just like Write you a song is and the B sides ! Thank you Jon for keeping real country music alive !

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#Returnofthepardi

This guy is the real deal. If you like real country music, buy it.

nhills9 ,

Modern country done right

If you're missing that old country grit and twang that seems to be absent from almost every song on country radio these days, take a listen to this. Don't be mistaken: this record is modern country. But it's modern country done the way old country would do it.

From country shuffle (Head Over Boots) to dance country (Heartache on the Dance Floor) to straight up Strait country (She Ain't In It), Pardi covers it all.

Perhaps the most impressive feat for any artist covering a broad range of sounds: in each tune he lets his Pardi style and soul come through every note and every word, leaving you anxiously awaiting the next track.

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