Jon Pardi is joined by Luke Bryan for his brand-new single, “Cowboys and Plowboys,” out now. The song is from Pardi’s upcoming, still-untitled new album, which follows his 2022 Mr. Saturday Night project. The uptempo new track was written by Rhett Akins, Jacob Rice and Cole Taylor,
“I’ve always looked up to Luke as a songwriter and an artist, and he’s a great friend,” Pardi says of “Cowboys and Plowboys.” “We’ve been on tour together and he’s been someone that has inspired me along the way and always had my back. We’ve been excited to put this song out for a long time, and I can’t wait for people to hear it.”
“When the writers sent this song I couldn’t stop listening to it, and I’m so glad it worked out for Pardi to be the one I got to sing it with,” adds Bryan. “He is one of the most genuine artists I know. What you see is truly what you get and I respect what he continues to build.”
Pardi also spoke to his record label about the song, which is a good glimpse into Pardi’s own life, at least when he isn’t on the road.
“It’s about, well, cowboys and plowboys,” Pardi tells UMG Nashville. “It’s a fun song about two jobs that have a lot of the same thing, and it’s kind of an anthem. So, I’m pretty excited about it. Two things I do like is cowboying and farming and all that good stuff. So, it’s definitely a song that Luke Bryan and I needed to sing.”
Pardi has a lot more to celebrate this month than the release of a new song. The California native will also be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on October 24. He was invited to join by Alan Jackson, with a little help from Guy Fieri, while at Stagecoach.
“It was a great moment out and it was cool that it was at Stagecoach,” Pardi told Everything Nash and others, at a recent media event, speaking of the invitation. “It’s one of my favorite festivals in country music. and it’s the biggest in California. Tying my home state to country music in Nashville and the Grand Ole Opry,
“I thought it was really special, and I thought it was a look that nobody’s really seen,” he added. It gave the Opry a stronger connection with the crowd in the West Coast. They knew exactly what the Grand Ole Opry was. They went crazy. It was pretty cool.”
Pardi just kicked off the North American leg of his Mr. Saturday Night World Tour. Find all of Pardi’s music and upcoming shows at JonPardi.com.