One of the things that makes an artist a superstar is when they have their own unique sound. Luke Bryan definitely has that musically, but when you hear this ridiculously talented singer-songwriter talk, you know he has his own voice when he speaks as well. Thick with Georgia goodness, and buzzing with energy, even in pensive moments, you can identify Luke’s voice with your eyes closed.
Hot young country star Jon Pardi is getting to know that voice very well as he prepares to hit the road with Luke for this year’s “Farm Tour.” But maybe even he didn’t realize how well until he appeared on the syndicated “Ty, Kelly and Chuck” radio show on September 13.
The conversation had turned to fishing, and Jon was explaining that he had tried it but didn’t care for it. Since his downtime is becoming so infrequent as his career takes off, he said he preferred to go team-roping in Texas or hunting in Montana when he got a few days off.
Then he explained that he would also never refuse an invitation from Luke to go fly fishing on the Flint River in Georgia, should the superstar ask. And, adopting Luke’s voice — or a reasonable facsimile of it — he demonstrated how Luke might sound and what he would say in asking Jon to go fishing.
And it is epic. Even more so is co-host Chuck Wicks replying back to him in Luke’s voice. It’s like a Luke-Off.
The truly great thing is, while Jon is originally from California, he has as much of a drawl as Luke.
The Farm Tour kicks off September 28 in Lincoln, Nebraska, and continues through October 7 when it wraps in Centralia, Missouri. Then in October, Jon heads out as a headliner on this year’s “CMT Tour,” already selling out the show in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and back-to-back shows in Chicago.