It’s Cinco de Mayo, and Jon Pardi is cleverly releasing his music video for his current single “Tequila Little Time” on the same day… coincidence? I think not.
I’ve loved this one for a long time, and it remains a fan favorite from his awesome 2019 album, Heartache Medication.
If this isn’t the go-to summer drinking song, I’m gonna be upset. The mariachi beat, the fun play on words… it makes me want a shot of tequila on the beach more than I can describe in words.
Jon wrote it on a writing retreat to California alongside Rhett Akins and Luke Laird. He told Billboard they knew it would be a hit once it passed the “boat test” on a later trip the Bahamas:
“My buddy has this badass boat, and I was like, ‘All right, we’re going to do the boat test.’
We were blaring ‘Tequila Little Time’ in the docks and just dancing, having a good time. And all the dock guys were like, ‘What’s this song?’ So, good boat test.”
The music video is set at the Flora-Bama, the iconic Florida bar on the gulf coast, and it is FUN. Of course, it features a mariachi band, dancing, lots of tequila and limes, and even one of Jon’s dogs, Cowboy.