Jon Pardi is gearing as much as launch his forthcoming album, Mr. Saturday Night time, on Sept. 2, however the ACM and CMA Award winner tells Billboard that he additionally has extra music within the works — together with a duet with Luke Bryan.
“Me and Luke obtained one popping out. That will likely be subsequent yr’s factor,” Pardi instructed Billboard throughout a latest interview. “We’ve been buddies for a very long time,” Pardi says of Bryan, “in order that’ll be a cool one after we get there.” Pardi beforehand opened exhibits for Bryan’s 2018 What Makes You Country Tour.
Pardi tells Billboard that the tune — titled “Cowboys and Plowboys” — is an anthem for “farmers and cowboys, the spine of this country, from working to having a great time. It talks about ingesting and stuff, however it’s not a celebration tune. It’s upbeat and tremendous nation. [Guitarist] Brent Mason is on there, so in case you’re speaking about ’90s nation, ‘Cowboys and Plowboys’ is ’90s nation.”
With a glut of duets burning up the Country Airplay chart over the previous yr, Pardi says he and Bryan had been compelled to attend a bit earlier than releasing the tune.
“On the time we had been speaking about it, Luke had ‘Purchase Filth’ and the Pitbull factor [for Trace Adkins’ ‘Where My Country Girls At’], so it was like, ‘It’s going to be 2023 earlier than it sees the sunshine of day.’ Rhett [Akins] wrote it and mentioned, ‘Buddy, it’s you and Luke.’ Then Luke known as me and mentioned, ‘Are we going to sing this tune?’ We’ve obtained one thing within the can, although.”
In response to a separate interview Pardi did with Country Countdown USA, Pardi talked about that the tune will likely be on his upcoming deluxe album, slated for subsequent yr. A rep for Pardi didn’t affirm the duet or the deluxe album to Billboard.
Pardi, in fact, is not any stranger to collaborations, having beforehand teamed with Thomas Rhett (the 2020 No. 1 Nation Airplay hit “Beers Can’t Repair”), Lauren Alaina (“Getting Over Him”) and, most lately, with Midland for the tune “Longneck Approach to Go,” which is included on Pardi’s Mr. Saturday Night time.