Jon Pardi Talks Creating Album “Heartache Medication,” Headlining Tour, Hitting the Dance Floor & More

Jon Pardi Talks Creating Album “Heartache Medication,” Headlining Tour, Hitting the Dance Floor & More

Jim Casey talks with Jon Pardi about:

  • creating his new album, Heartache Medication, which dropped on Sept. 27
  • the success of his previous album, California Sunrise, which spawned three No. 1 hits
  • the thought process behind selecting the 14 “feel-good” songs for the new album
  • co-writing seven of the 14 tracks on the new album
  • selecting “Heartache Medication” as the album’s lead single
  • making the video for “Heartache Medication,” which co-stars Jon’s girlfriend
  • recording “Don’t Blame It On Whiskey,” which features Lauren Alaina and was co-penned by Miranda Lambert and Eric Church
  • closing the album with “Starlight,” which has a personal meaning for Jon
  • kicking off his Heartache Medication Tour on Oct. 1 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium

Podcast Participants:

  • Jon Pardi
  • Jim Casey, NCD editor in chief

photo by NCD

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson