JON PARDI TO HEADLINE 16TH ANNUAL “CMT ON TOUR” THIS FALL
Tour News Revealed in Special Announcement to #Pardianimals on Facebook Live
Special Guests Midland and Runaway June to Join
“CMT On Tour Presents Jon Pardi’s Lucky Tonight Tour”
NASHVILLE—June 1, 2017—#Pardianimals are head over boots with news that Jon Pardi will headline CMT’s 16th annual “CMT On Tour,” as revealed today via Facebook Live. Officially titled “CMT On Tour Presents Jon Pardi’s Lucky Tonight Tour,” Pardi invited special guests and friends Midland and Runaway June to also join the bill for the boot-laden, hats-welcome tour this fall.
Pardi’s sophomore album, California Sunrise, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and includes his very first No. 1 single, the Platinum-selling “Head Over Boots,” along with the three-week No. 1 smash “Dirt on My Boots,” and Pardi’s current radio single, “Heartache on the Dance Floor.” This marks the third headlining tour for Pardi, who is quickly becoming a household name for country music lovers. Pardi is the reigning ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year, and he is nominated in the Breakthrough and the coveted Video of the Year categories at the upcoming 2017 CMT Music Awards.
“To have Midland and Runaway June on the road with me this fall for the Lucky Tonight Tour, along with CMT, is awesome,” shares an enthusiastic Pardi. “When artists that are your friends join you on the road, a tour becomes really special. Everyone is in for a good time!”
Pardi continues to add to his impressive resume by touring with country music superstar Dierks Bentley this summer. The California native has also toured with country music icons including Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw and Alan Jackson.
“CMT on Tour” plans to bring Pardi’s distinct classic country sound to venues across the United States throughout its multi-city run. Specific tour markets and dates will be announced at a later date. For more information as it becomes available, visit CMTonTour.CMT.com and follow #CMTonTour on social platforms.
Accompanied by two rising country trios, Midland and Runaway June, “CMT on Tour” aims to shed light on new artists in the industry. “CMT on Tour” was created in 2002 and has played a role in launching up-and-comers towards superstar status. In the past, the phenomenon has featured numerous wildly successful artists, including Brett Eldredge, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell, Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, Jamey Johnson, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Sugarland, Keith Urban, Jake Owen and Kip Moore.
ABOUT JON PARDI:
Capitol Records Nashville’s Jon Pardi is one of country music’s fastest-rising new stars. Pardi’s sound is undeniably country, and his laid back, fun-loving approach towards life comes through in his music and his raucous live show. The California native’s charisma and authenticity strike a chord with country audiences and fellow artists alike. Pardi has toured with Luke Bryan, Eric Church and Zac Brown Band; he was hand-picked by country legend Alan Jackson to join him on his 25th anniversary tour; he is currently on the What the Hell World Tour with Dierks Bentley and Cole Swindell; and he was recently named this year’s ACM New Male Vocalist of the Year.
Pardi’s latest album, California Sunrise, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and includes his very first No. 1 single, the Platinum-selling “Head Over Boots,” along with the three-week No. 1 smash “Dirt on My Boots,” and Pardi’s current radio single “Heartache on the Dance Floor.” The album landed on multiple “Best of the Year” lists including those from Rolling Stone, Music Aficionado, The TennesseanandNASH Country Daily. California Sunrise is the follow-up to Pardi’s highly-praised debut, Write You A Song, which also landed on several “Best of” lists including the Los Angeles Times’ Mikael Wood’s all-genre Top 10 and both Rhapsody’s and Taste of Country’s Top 10 Country Albums. Additional hits include the Top 10 RIAA Gold-certified single “Up All Night,” “When I’ve Been Drinkin’” “What I Can’t Put Down,” and “Missin’ You Crazy.”
Originally formed in Dripping Springs, Texas, lead vocalist Mark Wystrach fronts Midland’s rich sound, rounded out by lead guitarist Jess Carson and bass player Cameron Duddy. Rooted in tradition both in sound and style, the band initially garnered attention playing clubs in the Texas region. Already featured in Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly and Billboard, their self-titled debut EP is now available and features five tracks with songwriting credits from each member. Midland intentionally nods to the wild west with Country music reminiscent of the 1970s and 80s. Embodied in their lead single “Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland channel idols Dwight Yoakam and Willie Nelson, both legends who they previously opened for on the road. Directed by Cameron, Midland is nominated for a CMT Music Award for Goup Video of the Year. Watch the video here: http://vevo.ly/j6UPkQ. They are currently in the studio working on their full-length release for Big Machine Records. For tour dates and more information visit Midland.com.
ABOUT RUNAWAY JUNE:
Lauded by Billboard as the “Next Hot Trend in Country Music” and likened to a ‘Dixie Chicks for a new generation,’ Runaway June’s organic three-part harmonies and ringing strings are sweeping the nation, leaving a mark on one infatuated audience after another with its “inescapable talent” (AXS.com). The BBR Music Group/ Wheelhouse Records act is comprised of the vocal stylings and musicianship of Naomi Cooke (lead vocals, guitar); Hannah Mulholland (vocals; mandolin); and Jennifer Wayne (vocals; guitar). The troubadour-hearted trio is receiving early rave critical notices from the likes of Billboard, Nash Country Daily, Perez Hilton, Rolling Stone Country, Sounds Like Nashville, The Morning Hangover, WhiskeyRiff and more for its brand of organic and melodic country music. With Runaway June’s debut single “Lipstick,” the trio made history becoming the first all-female trio in over a decade to earn a Top 30 single on both the Mediabase Country chart and Billboard Country Airplay chart. For more information and tour dates, visit: www.RunawayJune.com
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