Jon Pardi surprised fans today with RANCHO FIESTA SESSIONS, an eight-song album that features a combination of songs Pardi is both inspired by, and loves performing. Produced by Pardi, the project was recorded live during a one-night live jam session with his touring band from his homebase in Nashville, “Rancho Fiesta.” The CMA and ACM award-winning artist brings his musical interpretation to a unique range of cover songs, including songs originally recorded by Dwight Yoakam, George Strait, Tom Petty, Prince and more. Click here to listen to RANCHO FIESTA SESSIONS.
“All these covers are of artists that I admire and I look up to. There are all kinds of great names and styles of songs on here- from legends. I think the magic and the fun of it is all is in these eight covers of songs that I really like, or grew up singing,” said Pardi.
“It's all my band on this whole album. We mainly did it to have fun and record, and it sounds like we're in your backyard, playing for you.” Adding also, “I hope the fans really have fun when they listen to it, and they enjoy it and turn it up. This one was for the fans, to let them hear something different... songs you may have heard before, but haven't heard them like this. It turned into something special because it's a year where we are off the road, and we recorded it live in real time, out at my house.”
Of the album, Pardi also explained, “I nicknamed my place out here Rancho Fiesta because it was fun and sounded uplifting. We recorded this at the shop out here and I thought it made sense to reference where the project was recorded.”
RANCHO FIESTA SESSIONS Track listing:
- “The Bottle Let Me Down” – As performed by Merle Haggard
- “Honky Tonk Man” – As performed by Dwight Yoakam
- “Right or Wrong” – As performed by George Strait
- “Marina Del Rey” – As performed by George Strait
- “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)” – As performed by Joe Diffie
- “Somebody’s Doin’ Me Right” – As performed by Keith Whitley
- “The Waiting” – As performed by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
- “Nothing Compares 2 U” – As performed by Prince