enters the Billboard chart this week at #14

allmusic gives it a 2.1 of 3.0
Spotify online listen
way too "modern" for me
there have been 2 singles released that I do not like
I like what I included below
there is nothing else on the album like it

Bio - from allmusic

Country singer and songwriter Jon Pardi, born May 20, 1985, and raised in Dixon, California, discovered his love of country music early, thanks
in no small part to his grandfather's country karaoke machine. Falling under the spell of traditional country artists like George Jones and
George Strait, and with a special affinity for Hank Williams Jr., Pardi was playing guitar as a child, and was only seven years old when he
belted out "Friends in Low Places" at his father's 30th birthday party at a local hall. He was 12 when he started writing his own songs, and
joined his first band at the age of 14. Country music was the only thing Pardi really wanted to do. He formed a duo with friend Chase McGrew
after he graduated from high school, and the pair began playing the regional clubs and bars. Pardi and McGrew moved to Chico together to attend
Butte Junior College, and for the next three years played in a local band called Northern Comfort. Pardi always knew he had to end up in
Nashville, the home of country music, in order to fulfill his dream, and he moved there in 2008 when he was 23. He supported himself initially
as a lifeguard, but he had developed into a natural narrative songwriter, and landed a publishing deal just 18 months after arriving in Music
City. The publishing deal led to a lot of well-connected co-writing for Pardi, and he honed his writing skills even more, usually singing his
own demos of the songs to shop around. His name got frequently noticed and recalled, and following a showcase gig with his band, Pardi signed a
recording deal with Capitol Records Nashville. Using friend and collaborator Bart Butler as producer (Butler had handled most of Pardi's demo
sessions), he began recording his debut album. A first single from the project, "Missin' You Crazy," was released in the spring of 2012, with
the album itself, Write You a Song, finally arriving early in 2014.

Album Review - from allmusic

A country traditionalist at heart, Jon Pardi is also fully aware that country, like most musical genres, is evolving, shifting and changing as
the 21st century advances, taking on rock and pop traits like big drums and gritty electric guitars, while trading on a kind of nostalgia for an
endless summer of breaking hearts and drinking beer on back-country dirt roads, the kinds of themes honky tonk, outlaw, and traditional country
have always hung their hats on, really. Pardi is right there ready for the big time with Write You a Song, his debut album, which he co-produced
with Bart Butler. Write You a Song is full of the beers, the back roads, and the all-night good times that go with partying until the paycheck's
gone, and the whole thing has a country-boy swagger complete with brightly distorted electric guitars, all of which puts Pardi right in the Luke
Bryan/Jason Aldean school of how to make radio-ready summer hits. Pardi has already gotten some play with a couple of the tracks here, "Missin'
You Crazy" and "Up All Night," and the rest of the album fits the same groove, with titles like "Trash a Hotel Room," "Chasin' Them Better
Days," "Empty Beer Cans," and "When I've Been Drinkin'" being somewhat indicative. Pardi has a strong country voice, and he knows what to do
with a guitar, not to mention having a keen eye on what works for young country audiences. The playing, production, and sound on Write You a
Song are solid and professional, with enough edge to keep it from being simply predictable.

Track Listing

1. What I Can't Put Down
2. Up All Night
3. Write You a Song
4. That Man
5. Missin' You Crazy
6. Happens All the Time
7. Trash a Hotel Room
8. Chasin' Them Better Days
9. Love You from Here
10. Empty Beer Cans
11. When I've Been Drinkin'