Jon Pardi dips back into his successful and much-praised Heartache Medication album today (18) as the upbeat, feelgood track “Tequila Little Time” impacts country radio in the US. It’s the third single from the full-length, following his airplay No.1 with the title song and a No.3 peak for “Ain’t Always The Cowboy.”
Pardi co-wrote the track with Rhett Akins and Luke Laird, and Pardi says that it’s the sort of song to put listeners in a mood to relax, with a flavor of mariachi horns. “I feel like this goes great on a boat, a lake, a pool…it’s about picking up a girl that’s down and maybe we want to do a shot of tequila,” he muses. “There’s really no answer, it’s like maybe…but she starts feeling better and it’s fun. It’s just a fun song.”
The deluxe edition of Heartache Medication was released last October, following the appearance in the summer of his surprise covers set The Rancho Fiesta Sessions. The Capitol Nashville performer then got married to his fiancée Summer Duncan in November, at Saddle Wood Farms in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
He’s also been busy in the studio, co-producing (with Ryan Gore) the “Hot Beer” single by the much-praised Dillon Carmichael. That follows the latter artist’s 2018 album Hell On An Angel, produced by in-demand studio guru Dave Cobb.
As the year turned, Pardi wrote on Instagram: “2020 was not at all what any of us expected. Looking back on some of the good memories (like marrying the love of my life!) but also looking forward to 2021 and hopeful it brings more normalcy and happy memories of it’s [sic] own. Thank you to all the first responders and medical teams working tirelessly in the fight against Covid.
“Also, thanks to all the fans who still love and listen to country music. You keep all of us going even it’s just through a Bluetooth speaker or headphones. Looking forward to the day this shit is over and the amps are on, the lights are faded and music is bumping through a huge PA system and we are all together. Cheers and Happy New Year!!”
Heartache Medication Deluxe Edition can be bought here.