JON PARDI TO BE INDUCTED INTO THE GRAND OLE OPRY FAMILY OCTOBER 24 Multi-Platinum Award-Winner Surprised with Invitation by Alan Jackson During the Famed Stagecoach Festival
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (August 1, 2023) - Capitol Records Nashville Multi-Platinum singer/songwriter/producer Jon Pardi will officially become a member of the Grand Ole Opry during two shows on October 24. 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. Tickets are on sale HERE. ClickHEREto watch the invitation. Pardi heads out on his headlining Mr. Saturday Night World Tour this month with dates coming up in the U.S., Canada, and several across Europe including stops in the U.K., Netherlands, Germany, Norway, and Sweden before heading back stateside for his Oct. 24 Opry induction. Since first hitting the country landscape, Jon Pardi has long since separated himself from the pack, carving a lane that was all his own by producing, writing, and singing songs he created from the melodies up, and earning praise for it. “Jon Pardi cut a path through modern country’s embrace of pop, hip-hop and EDM” (The New York Times) with “an emboldened work… a distilling of his sound into a more potent form that draws both vitality and assurance from his anything-but-sterile relationship to his tradition's modern era” (NPR). With his “state-of-the-art blend of traditional instrumentation and progressive grooves that point to country's future” (Rolling Stone), Pardi is “a leader among a growing number of artists bringing back fiddle, steel and twang” (People). “Even when he’s singing sad songs, he wants people to have a good time” (Associated Press). Named a “hero in the making” (Variety), Pardi has earned five No. 1s on country radio and is noted for his “long-lasting mark on the genre” (MusicRow) and his impressive ability to carve out his own path creating “the kind of country music multiple generations came to know, and love can still wok on a mass scale” (Variety). Filled with fiddle, twang and steel guitar, Pardi continues to “apply new ideas to country’s old sounds” (Los Angeles Times) and “bring authenticity back into Country music” (People). Among artists scheduled to appear on the Opry in the coming weeks are Trace Adkins, John Anderson, Bill Anderson, Deana Carter, Tyler Childers, Steve Earle, Charles Esten, Sara Evans, Vince Gill, The Isaacs, Chris Janson, Lady A, Crissy Metz, Craig Morgan, Dennis Quaid, Carrie Underwood, Gene Watson, Mark Wills, among many others. Tickets are on sale now for all Opry 2023 at (615) 871-OPRY and opry.com.
Multi-Platinum award-winning singer/songwriter/producer Jon Pardi has refined anddefined 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 andproved 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 albumreunited 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’ fifthNo. 1 single “Last Night Lonely,” as well as his current radio hit, “Your Heart Or Mine.” Mr. Saturday Night followsPardi’salbum 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 AngelesTimes 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, visitJonPardi.com.
About the Grand Ole Opry: The Grand Ole Opry is the home of country music where artists and fans gather, in person and virtually, to celebrate and be part of country’s past, present and future. Founded in Nashville in 1925 and today the longest-running live broadcast show in the world, the Opry strengthens its roots by constantly evolving. The Opry’s members are country’s most emblematic artists, and the show regularly showcases country music’s top new talent. The Opry welcomes legions of fans to visit the Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee – Music City, USA – to experience one of the 3-5 live shows it hosts per week; take a backstage tour; listen to live broadcasts on opry.com and wsmonline.com, SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse, or its flagship home WSM Radio; and watch Opry Live on Saturday nights and Opry content all week long on the Circle Network. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP) and part of a strategic investment with Atairos and NBCUniversal. For more information, visit opry.com.