In the meantime, Pardi surfaces with new old music
Monday, May 11, 2015
– While Jon Pardi is working on his sophomore studio album, he is going digital with "The B Sides, 2011-2014" on May 18.
The release features six previously unreleased tracks recorded for consideration for Pardi's debut album, "Write You A Song." Pardi plays many of these songs in his live show, according to his web site. Pardi co-produced and co-wrote all of the songs on "The B Sides."
The track listing is:
1. Fightin' The Fool (Jon Pardi, Bart Butler, Davy Ulbrich)
2. Over My Head (Jon Pardi, Trent Summar, Gary Nicholson)
3. Drinkin' With Me (Jon Pardi, Britton Cameron, Doug Kahan)
4. Back on the Backroads (Jon Pardi, Davy Ulbrich, Rich McCready)
5. Rainy Night Song (Jon Pardi)
6. Borrowed Time (Jon Pardi, Keith Follese, Adrienne Follese)
Pardi recently partnered with VEVO for "Intro to the Pardi," an exclusive three-part documentary following his journey from rural northern California to Nashville. The series also chronicles his debut album release on Capitol Records, as well as touring.
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