Jon Pardi brings his acclaimed blend of “fiddles, twangy Bakersfield-style guitars and swinging pedal steel” (Associated Press) to a new version of his current hit single with today’s surprise release of “Ain't Always The Cowboy” (Western Version). Originally appearing on Pardi's critically-lauded, ACM-nominated album HEARTACHE MEDICATION, the track pays homage to the 1984 George Strait classic “The Cowboy Rides Away” with “a clever twist” (Billboard). With “Ain't Always The Cowboy,” Pardi “proves that Country music is still thrillingly alive” (Rolling Stone) with “…a song of female empowerment wedged into a breakup storyline...It figuratively turns a classic on its ear since the full hook.” (Billboard). Listen to “Ain't Always the Cowboy” (Western Version).

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