Jon Pardi connects cornfield to club in his foot-stomping new single, “Dirt On My Boots,” and likewise turned a Texan ranch into a dancehall with a new performance of the song.
All about finishing a day’s farm work, cleaning up and heading in to town with your woman – no fancy footwear required – the California native’s new track features a strutting beat and tons of attitude, and is the follow up to his two-stepping first Number One, “Head Over Boots.”
Along with four more twangy throwbacks from his breakthrough second album California Sunrise, Pardi introduced “Dirt On My Boots” to a group of rough-and-ready fans Tejas, Texas, during the latest installment of Vevo Presents Live, the first time a country artist has been invited to take part in the web series – which has previously highlighted artists like Meghan Trainor, Ariana Grande, Bastille, The Weeknd and Ellie Goulding.
Speaking about the song during Rolling Stone Country Sessions, Pardi said “Dirt On My Boots” might feature a similar title to his first chart-topper, but it combines twang and technology in a way he’s never tried before.
“‘Dirt On My Boots’ is a very different song,” he said about the Rhett Akins, Jesse Frasure and Ashley Gorley co-write. “I heard the melody and I heard the lyrics and I heard the drive of that song. I totally related. It was kinda me when I was on my bulldozer working for my dad.
“‘Swagger’ would be the word for ‘Dirt On My Boots,’ he went on. “With the real funky drum loop and the ganjo rolling down, and then the fiddles and the guitar and steel, it really took an old school style where it’s fiddle, steel, guitar, and mixed it with a drum loop.”
Check out Jon Pardi’s swagger-fueled Vevo Presents Live performance of “Dirt On My Boots” above, along with “Head Over Boots,” “Heartache On the Dancefloor,” “Night Shift” and “She Ain’t In It.” Pardi and Kip Moore kick off their Me and My Kind Tour Sept. 30 in Oklahoma City.