Billboard: 'Head Over Boots' Singer Jon Pardi: 'I'm Helping Country Sound a Little More Country'
Jon Pardi’s “Head Over Boots” reached No. 14 on the latest Country Airplay chart, making it the singer’s most successful single since 2013. The track’s power stems in part from its easy backbeat: “Head Over Boots” is not afraid to inspire dancing. Billboard caught up with the singer to talk about the trip to Texas that spawned the single and the importance of keeping traditional country alive.
How did you come up with the idea for “Head Over Boots”?I wrote that about a year and a half ago. I came up with that idea at a Texas dancehall. I was down there and watching people dance around -- old couples and young couples. I wanted to have that song that people could dance to and it felt good. Took that back to Nashville, wrote it with Luke Laird. It’s a great happy song – I feel happy when I play it. It’s got a unique title. As a songwriter, you always want to search for something that’s right in front of you that you can twist into something new.