Jon Pardi is preparing a new album “Mr. Saturday Night”
For 10 years now, Dixon, Calif. native Jon Pardi has been a bright spot in the country mainstream, doing his best to keep it real with steel fiddle and guitar, and songs that go a long way. little further than many of its mainstream counterparts. One of the reasons country sounds so much more country now is at least in part due to Jon Pardi and his success proving that real country still has an audience.
On September 2, Jon Pardi will release his latest album Mr Saturday night through Universal Music Group Nashville. Made up of fourteen songs, it was produced by Bart Butler, Ryan Gore and Jon Pardi himself. It’s a good sign, because it was the same team behind Pardi’s 2019 album Medicine for heartachewhich topped Saving Country Music’s Top Mainstream Albums of 2019.
Medicine for heartache was also nominated for CMA and ACM Album of the Year, addressing the reception of Jon Pardi’s more traditional style of country music. It probably helped open the door for other artists to make more country albums, like Carly Pearce. 29: Written in StoneLainey Wilson say what i thinkand other titles.
“A lot of time has been spent living with the songs on this record,” Pardi said. “There’s more life experience on ‘Mr. Saturday Night’ than any album I’ve released before. I chose ‘Mr. Saturday Night’ as the title track because it’s special to me. I’ve been hanging on to it for three years and can’t wait for people to hear it and the rest of these songs.
Two songs from the album have already been released: the violin “Last Night Lonely,” which is Pardi’s current radio single that now charts in the Top 20, and the honky-tonk drinking song “Fill ‘Er Up.” Of course, it’s still the mainstream/major label world, so the lead songs on any album will always be a bit more down-to-earth. We’ll have to see what the rest of Mr Saturday night has in stores in September. But with Jon Pardi’s track record as one of the most traditional guys impacting country radio, it’s definitely something to look forward to.
We don’t have a track listing for Mr Saturday night for now, but the album is now available in pre-order.