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If it wasn’t for Jon Pardi’s Grandma loving country music, Pardi may not have discovered the genre.

Pardi grew up in California and his grandmother played a huge role in his love of all things country music and would drag out her karaoke machine every time he visited.

He shared, “My grandmother loved to sing, and she would sing anywhere she could, ‘cause it made her happy. And so, when my parents would leave me with her while they went to work, most of the time we were in the little room with George Strait tapes and Garth Brooks and Randy Travis, George Jones. I mean, all just traditional country singin’ and having a good time recording ourselves.”


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Pardi says she also helped him develop his performing skills. “My grandma was a great performer, I mean that’s really all. She didn’t have the great voice, but she could definitely entertain a room, and I got some of that too I think from her.”

Jon just recently wrapped a tour of Australia, posting to Intagram, “Amazing last night in Australia. Thank you Melbourne!”

-Nancy Brooks