Jon Pardi Postpones More Tour Dates While Battling COVID

For Jon Pardi, the Mr. Saturday Night World Tour is not going as planned. After canceling his European dates earlier this year, the California native was forced to postpone a weekend of shows, following his induction into the Grand Ole Opry, revealing he had strep throat. But now, Pardi has canceled even more shows, after announcing on social media that he had been diagnosed with COVID, along with his eight-month-old daughter, Presley, and possibly his wife, Summer.

“I’m just gonna cut right to the chase: I have to reschedule this weekend, also. I now have COVID,” Pardi says. “Presley has COVID, Summer’s probably got COVID. It’s been going around my family, and band and crew. So, the best thing to do is just reschedule. We got last weekend rescheduled. …We gotta get healthy and rest. There’s nothing fun about this. I hate this. I’m sorry once again. I hope everybody’s safe out there.”

Pardi, who was inducted by Garth Brooks, into the Grand Ole Opry, has already vowed to be a shining light for new artists while at the Opry, like some of his own heroes and mentors were to him.

“I remember seeing Charlie Daniels for the first time backstage,” Pardi recalled ahead of his induction. “He played the Opry quite a bit and him talking —  he was always one of the guys that would always say hello … and Ricky Skaggs and his band. There are just a lot of musical memories, more than just artists — everybody’s getting pumped up. It’s  way more than a dressing room.”

The 38-year-old, who rallied with his family enough to dress as farm animals for Halloween, has a new single out now. “Cowboys and Plowboys,” a collaboration with Luke Bryan, is the debut single from Pardi’s next record.

“I’ve always looked up to Luke as a songwriter and an artist, and he’s a great friend,” Pardi said when the song was released. “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,” added 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 just released a Christmas album, Merry Christmas From Jon Pardi. Currently, Pardi’s next scheduled show is in London on November 16. Updates to Pardi’s touring schedule, as well as all of his music, can be found at