Album Review: Jon Pardi – The B-sides 2011-2014

Capitol Records Nashville recording artist Jon Pardi is known for his traditional country sound as well as his party songs. He is back at it with a brand new EP titled The B-Sides 2011-2014. The EP is a six track album which features songs that didn’t make the cut for Pardi’s sophomore album “Write You A Song” which is currently in the works. However, these songs have been part of his live set and fans are now able to purchase them.  He just didn’t want fans to wait any longer for new music.

“The B-Sides is a little run off from the first album, we had a lot of songs that we really liked for the first album, but rule of voting and everything we had to put these to the side ‘cause we had our favorites,” Jon Pardi told Taste of Country Nights.

Pardi’s EP stands true to his original sound, you still have the drinking song, the bad behavior song and of course no album is complete without a love song. Then there is my favorite, the backroad song. “Back On The Backroads” is a song for the working class aesthetic. Everything from the classic country sound, to the vivid’s sure to be a fan favorite. “Fightin’ The Fool” is also one of the tracks that stood out the most. It’s a song about learning lessons the hard way and in true Pardi fashion..he describes it perfectly. This EP is consistent, it’s consistent in it’s sound and stays on track with the image Pardi has created over the years. Pardi was also co-producer and co-writer on each track, which gives it that special touch. If you are looking for a real country album with a beer drinking, blue collar vibe then I suggest you pick yourself up a copy of The B-Sides 2011-2014.

The B-Sides 2011-2014 Track Listing
1. Fightin’ The Fool
2. Over My Head
3. Drinkin’ With Me
4. Back on the Back roads
5. Rainy Night Song
6. Borrowed Time

Also, you can catch Jon Pardi touring with Alan Jackson on the Keepin’ It Country tour.  For more info on Jon Pardi his tour, his life, his music check him out on Twitter, Facebook or his website! ALSO we’ll have Jon for a Country Music #CMchat Twitterview on June 22nd! Save the date!

Do you have a favorite track on Pardi’s new EP? Tweet me and let me know @brittwv.

Jon Pardi – When I’ve Been Drinkin’ – Lyric Video

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Author: Brittany Vance

West Virginia born & bred living life in the DMV. I believe in kind hearts & strong drinks. Mom of two boys and Autism advocate. Music is not only powerful but magical. In the words of Merle Haggard: Good music will live forever. I am here to share that music with each of you.

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