Today we turn our focus to an artist who was born and raised on a farm in Northern California (yes, they have farms in California!). A traditional country artist who's living the Nashville dream on his own terms, looking to put the "California Sound" back into country music.

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You can tell by the growl in his voice that Jon Pardi grew up listening to Marty Stuart and Dwight Yoakam, in the small northern California town of Dixon, about 25 minutes southwest of the state capital, Sacramento. Pardi began playing guitar while still in middle school, and by age 12 was writing his own songs; by 14 he had formed his own band. Through out high school Pardi played local venues and events, and after graduating in 2003, the singer moved to Nashville to chase his dreams.

Pardi kicked around Nashville for a couple of years, playing local hot spots and honing his song writing. In 2010 he signed with Capitol Records Nashville, and was sent out on tour supporting Dierks Bentley. In 2012, he released his debut single, "Missin' You Crazy", which peaked at #29, and would be followed by "Up All Night"; his second single was his true break through, hitting #10 on the country charts. Pardi would release two more, less successful singles before releasing his debut album, Write You A Song in 2014.

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In June of 2016, Pardi released his sophomore album, California Sunrise. The album's release was preceded by the lead single, "Head Over Boots", which would become Pardi's first #1 single. His second wasn't far behind, as his next single, "Dirt On My Boots" would also hit #1, while the album's third single, "Heartache On The Dance Floor" currently sits at #3 on the country chart.

We have the album's fourth single in our spotlight today. Brought to you by All American Super Car Wash of Lawton, Jon Pardi and "She Ain't In It" is today's Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you'll want to hear it again!

Text today’s key word to 580 353-1013, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card from All American Super Car Wash of Lawton, presenting the Catch of the Day on Oklahoma’s Best Country KLAW101.

Today’s Key Word: “PARDI”

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