Representatives from three performing rights organizations were on hand, including BMI’s Bradley Collins, ASCAP’s Michael Martin and SESAC’s Shannan Hatch.
Pinnacle Bank made a donation to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Among those celebrating were MusicRow Magazine’s Sherod Robertson, UMG Nashville’s Mike Dungan, Sony/ATV’s Josh Van Valkenburg, Song Factory’s Jennifer Johnson, Pardi’s manager Melanie Wetherbee, Word Country’s Janine Ebach and more.
“Thanks to everybody for coming out,” Pardi said. “It was a great year last year and it’s going to be a great year this year. All I’ve been thinking about is the third record. I’m still cutting outside songs so keep sending them, songwriters. Thank you so much for believing in me and for your great songs.” He also brought his father to the No. 1 party.
“Feb. 23, 2008 is when I moved to town and 10 years later, I have three No. 1s and we are at a double No. 1 party,” he said to the applause of the crowd. A screen displayed a photo of Pardi holding a guitar with the words “Never give Up” scratched into the wood. True to his love of a good time (and a good story), Pardi shared the story behind the photo. “We carved that in with a wine opener while we were hammered in a hotel during a radio tour, so never give up.”
Jon is currently on tour with Miranda Lambert on the Livin’ Like Hippies Tour and can also be seen out on Luke Bryan’s stadium tour later this year.
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