Capitol Records Nashville Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter/producer Jon Pardi was officially welcomed into the Grand Ole Opry family tonight by Opry member Garth Brooks, an overwhelming surprise to Pardi.
“This is me and you joined in holy matrimony shared by our love of country music,” as he stepped into the circle with Pardi to hand him the official Opry member awardGARTH BROOKS
“It’s full circle to watch my hero, from flying around an arena in concert to right now,”
“I love the Opry and being a part of its family. The future is so bright.”JON PARDI
Pardi’s Opry induction and performance will air as a Saturday night Opry Live on November 18 on the Opry’s television broadcast home, Circle Network, Circle All Access Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Capitol Records Nashville’s multi-Platinum singer/songwriter/producer will release his first Christmas album Merry Christmas From Jon Pardi this Friday, Oct. 27. Merry Christmas From Jon Pardi, the 12 track holiday album produced by the award-winning team of Pardi, Bart Butler and Ryan Gore, is available now for pre-add/pre-save here. As one of his first activities as an official Opry member, Pardi will be kicking off the third season of Opry Country Christmas on November 26.
While performing at country music’s Stagecoach festival in April, Pardi was surprised on stage by his friend and Emmy Award-winning restauranteur Guy Fieri, and directed to a video on the big screen where Opry member and Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson appeared with the official Opry ask to the country star. Sharing the moment with thousands of cheering fans in his home state was a fitting celebration as Pardi will become the first California native inducted into the Opry. Click HERE to watch the invitation.
Pardi is currently headlining Mr. Saturday Night World Tour. For a full list of tour dates and information visit JonPardi.com.
Among artists scheduled to appear on the Opry and Opry Country Christmas shows in the coming weeks are Trace Adkins, Lauren Alaina, Bill Anderson, Henry Cho, Steven Curtis Chapman, Riley Green, The Isaacs, Jamey Johnson, Lady A, Scotty McCreery, Reba McEntire, Kip Moore, Craig Morgan, Maggie Rose, Don Schlitz, Jeannie Seely, Carrie Underwood, Gene Watson, and Wynonna among many others.
ABOUT JON PARDI
Multi-Platinum award-winning singer/songwriter/producer Jon Pardi has refined and defined a country sound that gets people drinking, dancing, and drowning their heartaches.
His fourth studio album, Mr. Saturday Night, earned Pardi his third consecutive ACM Album of the Year nomination and proved Pardi has “blazed his own trail over the past decade” (Billboard), with Taste of Country noting, his “refusal to chase sets Mr. Saturday Night apart” and Nash News raving, Mr. Saturday Night “proves he might be the most successful at combining the old-school sound with today’s need for hooks.”
The album reunited Bart Butler, Ryan Gore and Pardi- the same producing team behind the boards of his critically acclaimed album, Heartache Medication, and produced the award-winning artist/producers’ fifth No. 1 single “Last Night Lonely,” as well as his current radio hit, “Your Heart Or Mine.”
Mr. Saturday Night follows Pardi’s album Heartache Medication, which debuted among the top albums on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and was named in 2019 Rolling Stone’s “Best Album of the Year” and by the Los Angeles Times as one of the (Top 10) “Best Albums of the Year,” as well as his breakthrough Platinum-selling album, California Sunrise, which featured the multi-platinum, chart-topping hits “Dirt On My Boots,” “Head Over Boots,” “Heartache On The Dance Floor,” and “Night Shift.”
The unrepentant Cali-tonker acclaimed by The New York Times, Cowboys & Indians, Variety, Rolling Stone, NPR and Los Angeles Times has appeared on Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, TODAY, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Kelly Clarkson Show, and more.
Pardi’s 2023 Mr. Saturday Night World Tour kicks off in Northern Ireland on Aug. 25 with additional stops throughout the U.K., Germany, Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden before returning for the U.S. leg. For more information, including touring and ticket sale information, visit JonPardi.com.