Jon Pardi ‘excited’ to become a first-time father, jokes he’s ‘not ready for high school’



Jon Pardi is ready to be a father! 

The artist is expecting his first kid with his wife Summer Duncan. He has already revealed everything regarding the upcoming events. When speaking with Fox News Digital, Jon shared his thoughts and told them how he is excited to become a father. 

He also joked about his relationship with his wife Summer Duncan and said that is comforted by the fact that it will not happen for quite a few years. 

“You know what, I’m excited, I’m not nervous. I’m not ready for high school, but that’s a long way away,” Pardi said. “I’m excited! I’m not getting any younger, it’s time to have kids. 

“There was a while we thought we weren’t going to be able to have kids and then bam,” he continued. “We went down to Key West to finish the record, sing the vocals, and came back with a baby, so thank you, Key West, Florida you are awesome, can’t wait to come back.”

Pardi has recently been nominated for two CMA Award nominations this year. Along with this, he has gained the opportunity to pay tribute to Alan Jackson, one of the idols of the country. 

He said, “I feel like it’s always my goal. You get nominated, or you don’t get nominated, you still come, and you see everybody nominated, and you’re like, ‘I want to be there one day,'” 

Jon Pardi also added, “I feel like that’s what awards are for. It’s for progress, it’s for achievements. I feel like as an artist you always want to get it next year, I’ll show them next year and a lot of the awards have that, and I feel like it’s always been a goal thing, and you get to see your heroes. It’s a fun time.”

Alan Jackson, a country music artist, will receive the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the country music industry. Pardi has always admired the work of Jackson and he is someone that Pardi has looked up to since he was a little kid. 

As he is performing on such occasions, we know that this would be something that will mean a lot. He is so excited to perform a tribute for him during the ceremony.

“He’s always been somebody I looked up to as a kid that didn’t know anything about the music business or songwriting, I just loved his sound and his songs. Then you start playing in bands, and he’s still there just cranking out hits,” Pardi said. “Alan Jackson is one of the best songwriters in the business, and he writes it like it is. I always compare him to Merle Haggard. I feel like Alan and Merle are very similar in the way of their writing.”

When the first successful album “California Sunrise ” by Jon Pardi was recorded. He invited Jackson on the tour and he felt so grateful for having him as a mentor over the years. There has been huge excitement in him to be around him and we can feel this when he said,
“I went on tour with Alan Jackson in 2015, and that was right in between the album that didn’t do so well and ‘California Sunrise,’ but Alan took me on board and that was kind of like, ‘Well hey Alan likes me,’” Pardi explained. “We’ve done a couple of things in the past, so it’s gonna be a good reunion, and a good send-off because I know he wants to retire soon.”

After the concert, Pardi recorded that Jackson became a fan of his. Alan Jackson even said that he admired his work and was looking forward to working with him. Talking with Jon Pardi, he recalled meeting Lynn and explained what it feels like. He said that he appreciates her work and loves how she always sticks with her guns. 

“I’ve always loved Loretta Lynn. She was bold, she stood out, she didn’t give anything about what people thought, she just did her stuff,” Pardi said. “I got to meet her one time. It was at my buddy Kid Rock’s house, and I got to shake her hand. She probably didn’t remember, but we’re all here in her spirits.”

All the tributes and performances will be held in the upcoming CMA Awards. He also explained that since there are going to be a lot of tributes to the artist, the award show is going to be a good one. 

“Luke is always fun. I just went to his charity thing we did, and we had a blast. He’s just a fun guy, and he’s always been a great entertainer,” Pardi explained. “He’s always made great records and what you see is what you get. Luke’s funny, he’s fun, he likes to take care of people and the moment we see each other it’s hugs and laughter.”