Jon Pardi Always Knew ‘Dirt On My Boots’ Would Be ‘A Jam’
Fresh off of his first No.1 song “Head Over Boots,” Jon Pardi is nearing the top of the country charts once again with his foot-stomping smash, “Dirt On My Boots.” The second single from his California Sunrise album has blazed up the charts, landing in the No.2 slot this week, right behind Chris Young’s “Sober Saturday Night.”
The momentum from the song is something Pardi never would have expected in his wildest dreams, but is a welcome surprise for the budding superstar.
“It’s flown up the charts. It’s been great. I knew when I heard it, it was a hit. It had something about it that was familiar, like it had that radio sound,” the California native said of the song, which was written by Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure and Ashley Gorley. “The demo, I just heard the melody and lyrics, and I just felt like, man, I think this is really gonna be a jam. When we finished, I described ‘Dirt on My Boots’ as like the song that you pull up to the club or the party and you’ve got your windows down and you’re blaring ‘Dirt on My Boots.’”
“I always felt like that was what this song had,” he continued. “It has an attitude, it has a working man, it’s got taking out the girl and it’s got a great dance beat, and all those together, I knew it was gonna be a great song for radio. So, to have a big follow-up from ‘Head Over Boots,’ was awesome. We always get some crap about, you know, ‘Aww, two boot songs,’ but they’re two different songs. They’re two different songs with two different attitudes.”
Pardi is currently out on the road as part of Dierks Bentley’s 2017 What The Hell World Tour. He’ll soon make the trek to Sin City for the 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, where he is nominated for ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year.