When it comes to today’s country music scene, the number of artists who can sing you more than a handful of classic Merle Haggard or Buck Owens songs is becoming fewer and fewer by the day.

Just like Buck and the Hag, Jon Pardi also hails from California, and his music, including the sweet love song “Head Over Boots,” reflects that classic country inspiration.

His new album, “California Sunrise,” is coming out June 17.


Jon says of the new project, “I always want to have the traditional country soul while meeting the new standards of country music.”

And just like all your favorite country songs, Jon hopes his lyrics always capture your imagination and make you feel something.

He adds, “As a songwriter, we’re looking for a good story, and we’re always looking to push the limits.”

“California Sunrise” is now available for pre-order on CD, T-shirt and vinyl, but Jon needs your help deciding on which T-shirt design will be included with the new album. Go cast your vote here.

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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