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stgibson57's picture

Our youngest son, Justin had addiction issues, we fought the battle for many years and thought he had finally beat it, unfortunately he did not and passed on 3/15/2017, he loved JP and his favorite song when he passed was “Dirt on my Boots”, my wife and I listen to it often and it was played at his Celebration of Life Ceremony. It has become our Anthem in remembrance of Just and his goofy dancing to the song, he tried to imulate JP’s dance move best he could and was actually pretty good at it but needed a little work. JP will forever be our favorite country artist and wish so much that Just was still here to listen to the new stuff. JP just know that every time we hear your music we may shed a few tears but it warms our souls and gives us comfort knowing Gibbie loved your music, he was the one that turned me on to your music. Wife and I saw you last year when you opened for Miranda and it was one the saddest and happiness moments of our life, I know very contradictory, but unfortunately that is our life now, but every time we hear you on the radio it brings a smile to our face and we sing the shit out whatever song it is. You will forever be on our playlist and we will always try to attend your concerts if nearby. I know it may sound weird but your music brings us much joy and healing from a very traumatic time in our life, rock on Pardi-animal and know we will be there anytime you are close to Atlanta!!

kristin.aschtgen's picture

Hi Jon!! I can't wait for you to come to Moline in March!! The last time I saw you was June 10, 2016 with my best friend Sam. 1 month later she unexpectedly passed away at the age of 36. She LOVED your music! I won't ever forget her sending me videos of her listening to you for a over a month before we saw you. So seeing you this time will be bittersweet. I am going to the concert with her mom and cousin, neither of who have ever saw you in concert. I was hoping we could do something special for them to make the night an extra special time.

Thanks!

Kristin