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Girl Who Loves Music's picture

One of the ways is that his good, true country sound is upbeat and hearing it on the radio is an encouragement to keep with this good theme: never give up! Radio doesn't always feature good music, so I take breaks from listening to it when it's bad song after bad song - but then they'll finally play a good song like Jon Pardi's! So: never give up hope for what's good and real; just wait and pray.

Just last night Jon inspired me as I thought about his good heart, and that of his drummer, Mitch White, in doing a 22 push-ups challenge to bring awareness to our soldiers' very real struggles with PTSD. Our soldiers, past, present and future, mean very much to me and, as I notice every year, the sound of fireworks is loud. I think of our soldiers sufferig from PTSD and how that noise, so loud even from miles away as it is where I live, effects them in a not good way. I was listening to Jon's music over top of the distant noise (thank you for that gift, too, Jon :) ), and thinking again about our soldiers with that side effect from the battlegrounds, and an inspired idea came to me. Surely there are areas in the U.S. where you can't hear the fireworks - they're far enough away, unike here. Maybe neighbors across America could invite soldiers to an Independence Day party at a nearby park or other available area where there are no fireworks - or the distance thunder thereof. So I'm answering this question of "How has Jon Pardi inspired you?" and hoping that if this situation applies to any good neighbors out there, maybe y'all will do that for our brave men and women who give so much to us. Thank you if you do and may the Creator bless you for it. :) I'm a Cherokee prayer warrior; I'm keeping them and all of y'all in my prayers for peace and blessings and joy each day. :) Thank you, Jon and Mitch, for your care for our soldiers and for the great music you provide among other blessings as well - like your cheerful smiles that can brighten any day. :) Wado equa! ("Thank you very much!" in Cherokee)

Kaschlimm's picture

There hasn’t been an artist in quite sometime that has tempted me to sit down with the tv off and just listen. Currently, I’m sitting at home after a crap day at work and just listening to Jon Pardi on Spotify, and it’s taking the load off my shoulders ( the beer helps too). It’s nice to be able to just put on music that you appreciate and can just listen to and feel better about life.