Jon Pardi Previews ‘California Sunrise’ at Nashville Concert

Fans rallied at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works for a high-energy show from Jon Pardi and Lauren Alaina on Monday night. 

Written by Lauren Laffer
Jon Pardi Previews ‘California Sunrise’ at Nashville Concert
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Monday night (4/25), fans rallied at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works for a high-energy show from Jon Pardi and opener Lauren Alaina.

Since having vocal surgery in August 2014, Lauren Alaina has spent the last year and a half proving that she’s got one of the strongest and most powerful voices in the genre, especially after the release of her self-tilted EP last year. Monday night’s showcase was no different. Between her medley of music’s most iconic women, like Whitney Houston, Reba, Beyoncé and Carrie Underwood, and showing off her mad rap skills with the Nicki Minaj/Jessie J/ Ariana Grande hit “Bang Bang,” the American Idol alum proves she’s more than any ordinary singer.

The Georgia native also rocked fans faces off with her latest single, “Next Boyfriend,” and the toe-tapping “Road Less Traveled.”

Pardi hit the stage at approximately 8:30 p.m. and the packed crowd was ready to party late into the weeknight. The California native gave fans a preview of what to expect from his upcoming album, California Sunrise, with the songs “Dirt on My Boots,” “Cowboy Hat,” “Paycheck” and our personal favorite of the night, “Heartache on The Dance Floor.”

The crooner also packed in his own hits, from “Up All Night” to “What I Can’t Put Down” and his current single, “Head Over Boots.” He also took the opportunity to pay tribute to “one of my heroes,” the late Merle Haggard with a cover of “The Way I Am.”

The crowd couldn’t get enough of the singer, who re-emerged after his set concluded, to play additional songs, including Alan Jackson’s “Don’t Rock The Jukebox” and his own hit “Missin’ You Crazy.”

Pardi, who is one of the few “hat acts” left in the genre proved to fans that you don’t need a lot of glitz and glamour to impress the fans… all you need is a guitar, a rockin’ band and some great tunes.

Jon Pardi’s California Sunrise album drops June 17.