Things have changed in a big way for Jon Pardi. His latest single, Head Over Boots, became his first #1 single and that always changes things for new artists.
Jon had a few hits on his first record, but he seemed poised to breakout with his second album and that’s just what happened. But now comes the real challenge…following up a big hit with more hits and keeping that momentum going.
Dirt On My Boots – Jon Pardi
Was it a risk to followup a boots song with another boots song? Maybe…but I think this one will work pretty well at country radio. It plays well to Jon’s modern, but traditional style. It’s a fun song that is about working hard during the day and then kicking back and having a good time during the night.
I would say this one falls right in line with the successful songs that artists like Luke Bryan and Dustin Lynch have been having. You might not be able to put Jon Pardi in their league just yet, but if he gets a few more hits then he’ll really be knocking on the door.
Country radio is probably going to love this one. It’s not often that a country artist breaks through with their second record, but it really feels like Jon took a big step with this one. It sounds like there could be a handful of hits on this record and I think this will be one of them. It’s a good one.
But I’m curious to see what you think.
Chart Estimate: #3
CML Points: 85/100