Jon Pardi Releases “Surprise” Album Of His Favorite Classic Songs

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Jon Pardi dropped some big news Thursday night, August 13, 2020. Pardi announced that while he’s been stuck at home due to COVID-19, he’s spent his downtime recording an album of 8 classic cover songs from some of his favorite artists.

Titled the Rancho Fiesta Sessions, the new record is a collection of covers Pardi and his band recorded in the shop at his house.

“Surprise! I recently recorded 8 classic songs from a bunch of my musical heroes. We recorded everything on my ranch out in my shop. Had an awesome time putting this all together and hope y’all love it. The Rancho Fiesta Sessions is here!”

The record features two George Strait covers, one of which is “Marina Del Rey” from his 1982 album, Strait From The Heart.  It was Strait’s fifth single and reached number six on the charts.

Here’s a full track list for Rancho Fiesta Sessions:

1. “The Bottle Let Me Down” – Merle Haggard
2. “Honky Tonk Man” – Dwight Yoakam
3. “Right Or Wrong” – George Strait
4. “Marina Del Rey” – George Strait
5. “Prop Me Up Beside The Jukebox (If I Die)” – Joe Diffie
6. “Somebody’s Doin’ Me Right” – Keith Whitley
7. “The Waiting” – Tom Petty
8. “Nothing Compares 2 U” – Prince

Listen to Pardi’s cover of “Marina Del Rey” below.


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