Artists are in a crazy spot not knowing when they can play live again, but the ones putting out new music and not sitting quietly have fans extremely thankful. It goes a long way, and I’ll speak for the fans when I say we all appreciate the hell out of the folks doing that the last six months or so.
Onto the new music…
There’s great news for the Pardi Animals as Jon Pardi is joining Luke Combs as a couple artists who have recently announced deluxe versions of their incredibly successful albums – they also happen to be two of the most important country artists in the mainstream.
For Pardi, Heartache Medication‘s deluxe version will have 17 songs.
There are three brand new tracks on the album – “Bar Downtown” and “Beer Light” – and the Western Version of his current single “Ain’t Always The Cowboy,” which has already been released.
“Ain’t Always The Cowboy” (Western Version)
Heartache Medication (Deluxe Version) will be released on October 2.
Here’s the full track list:
1. Old Hat (Jeff Hyde, Matt Jenkins and Ryan Tyndell) 2. Heartache Medication (Jon Pardi, Barry Dean and Natalie Hemby) 3. Nobody Leaves A Girl Like That (Bart Butler, Marv Green and Jimmy Yeary) 4. Ain’t Always The Cowboy (Brandon Kinney and Josh Thompson) 5. Me And Jack (Jon Pardi, Rhett Akins, Bart Butler and Luke Laird) 6. Don’t Blame It On Whiskey (Featuring Lauren Alaina) (Eric Church, Michael Heeney, Luke Laird and Miranda Lambert) 7. Tied One On (Bart Butler, Chase McGill and Jamie Paulin) 8. Oughta Know That (Jon Pardi, Bart Butler and Luke Laird) 9. Tequila Little Time (Jon Pardi, Rhett Akins and Luke Laird) 10. Buy That Man A Beer (Clint Daniels, Justin Lantz and John Pierce) 11. Call Me Country (Jon Pardi, Bart Butler and Driver Williams) 12. Just Like Old Times (Jon Pardi, Jeff Hyde and Michael Heeney) 13. Love Her Like She’s Leaving (Bart Butler, Dean Dillon and Jessie Jo Dillon) 14. Starlight (Jon Pardi, Bart Butler and Jeffrey Steele) 15. Bar Downtown (Josh Osborne, Josh Thompson, Matt Dragstrem) 16. Beer Light (Jon Pardi, Brice Long, Jeff Hyde) 17. Ain’t Always The Cowboy (Western Version) (Brandon Kinney and Josh Thompson)
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