Jon Pardi is getting ready to release a new set of tunes. The “When I’ve Been Drinking” singer has been busy out on the road the past few months and hasn’t had the time to cut new tracks in the studio. However, both Pardi and his management company are well aware of the demand for new music. It’s been 14 months since Pardi released his debut album, Write You a Song and it’s been even longer since Pardi found himself as a regular member of the charts. The five track B-Sides EP is due out on May 19 and features songs that just missed the cut for that debut, but if we learned anything from Cole Swindell’s EP, Down Home Sessions, there’s sure to be some hidden gems found here. Pardi wrote or co-wrote the entirity of the record, which explains why his biggest fans are likely to be familiar with some of the songs.
1. “Fightin’ The Fool”
2. “Over My Head”
3. “Drinkin’ With Me”
4. “Back on the Backroads”
5. “Rainy Night Song”
6. “Borrowed Time”
It’s a big weekend for country music in the Northeast. Garth Brooks brings the “Garth Brooks Experience” to the TD Garden for an unprecedented six shows in four days. He’ll play two shows a night on Friday and Saturday and when it’s all said and done he’ll have performed for over 75,000 people. But it’s not just Garth who’s in the region this weekend. Alan Jackson brings his Keepin’ It Country Tour to the MassMutual Center in Springfield, MA on Friday night before heading up to Portland, ME on Saturday night. He has Jon Pardi and the Grammy nominated Brandy Clark along with him for both shows. If classic country isn’t your thing Friday night you can head on down to the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods and check out Chris Young and Lee Brice with special guests Brothers Osborne. Limited tickets are still available for all shows.
Note: Trisha Yearwood is also on the bill for all six Garth Brooks shows.
This weekend is highlighted by three nights of Eric Church’s The Outsiders Tour with Dwight Yoakam and Brandy Clark as opening acts. The tour stops in Manchester, NH at the Verizon Wireless Arena on Thursday night followed by two nights in Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun. The shows setlist can be found here and a preview of the show can be found here. If that’s not your style Jon Pardi will be performing in bars across the region wit Joey Hyde as an opening act. They’re at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill in Foxborough, MA on Friday, The Asylum in Portland, ME on Saturday, and will perform for free at the Mohegan Sun Wolf Den on Sunday night. Tickets are still available for all of these shows. Tickets for The Outsiders Tour can be found here, Jon Pardi in Foxborough can be found here, and Jon Pardi in Portland can be found here. Enjoy the weekend and check out some country music!
Note: Jon Pardi’s show at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill is all ages, at The Asylum the show is 18+, and at Mohegan Sun’s Wolf Den it’s 21+.