And the California cowboy celebrated with the release of his new studio album, Mr. Saturday Night, this past Friday, which features heavy fiddle and steel guitar that has become a signature part of Jon’s 90’s country, throwback sound.
It’s a great record all the way around, and the aforementioned lead single was co-written by Jimi Bell, Joe Fox and Dylan Marlowe.
Jon told Billboard that it’s actually the first #1 for all the writers involved, and he’s excited for them to get to experience that on a track that he loves so much:
“I love the way ‘Last Night Lonely’ [was] written, and when I first heard it I knew it was one I wanted, for sure, on the new record.
The response to the song has been really amazing to watch. We knew we felt good about it, but it has really connected with our fans… It’s incredibly cool to have it be the first No.1 for the writers, too. I’m so excited for them.”
He played the song on a recent episode of CMT Campfire Sessions, and while the studio version sounds great and the production is top-notch, I’ll always and forever be partial to the more simple, stripped-back, acoustic version of pretty much any song:
“Fan reaction could definitely help the process for sure. The next single is going to be ‘Your Heart or Mine’, which I’m really excited about.
That one is definitely a groovy tune and a little different for me which will stick out on country radio.”
Check it out:
Mr. Saturday Night Tracklist:
1. “Mr. Saturday Night”(Benjy Davis, Reid Isbell, Joe Ragosta)
2. “Fill ‘Er Up” (Jon Pardi, Ross Copperman, Brice Long)
3. “Last Night Lonely” (Jimi Bell, Joe Fox, Dylan Marlowe)
4. “Neon Light Speed” (Andy Albert, Josh Dorr, Paul DiGiovanni)
5. “New Place To Drink” (Jon Pardi, Jessie Jo Dillon, Luke Laird)
6. “Your Heart Or Mine” (Bart Butler, Justin Ebach, John Pierce)
7. “Santa Cruz” (Jon Pardi, Luke Laird)
8. “Longneck Way To Go” (Midland featuring Jon Pardi) (Rhett Akins, Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Ashley Gorley, Mark Wystrach)
9. “Raincheck” (Will Bundy, John Edwards, Michael Tyler)
10. “Workin’ On A New One”(Jon Pardi, Rhett Akins, Luke Laird)
11. “Hung The Moon” (Will Bundy, John Morgan, Jameson Rodgers)
12. “The Day I Stop Dancin’” (Bart Butler, Justin Ebach, Josh Thompson)
13. “Smokin’ A Doobie”(Jon Pardi, Rhett Akins, Luke Laird)
14. “Reverse Cowgirl” (Zack Dyer, Joe Fox, Jared Scott)