Title track surpasses 138 million on-demand streams
Platinum-selling singer/songwriter/producer Jon Pardi has earned his fourth No. 1 at country radio and surpasses 138 million on-demand streams with the RIAA gold-certified hit, “Heartache Medication.” Topping both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Airplay charts, “Heartache Medication” is the title-track off Pardi’s highly-praised album Heartache Medication, which debuted among the top albums on Billboard’s Country Albums chart and earned overwhelming critical-acclaim by NPR, Associated Press, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Billboard, ET, Extra, Variety, People and Rolling Stone. “Heartache Medication” marks the ACM/CMA winner’s fourth No. 1 single joining previous chart-topping hits “Dirt On My Boots,” “Head Over Boots,” “Heartache On The Dance Floor” and Top 5 “Night Shift.”
In addition to being selected by The New York Times as one of the most anticipated albums of the season and by Rolling Stone’s “Best Albums of the Year” list, Heartache Medication also earned a coveted slot on the Los Angeles Times “Best Albums of the Year” (#4) list, as the only country artist/album represented. Additionally, Pardi was selected by Nashville Lifestyles as the January cover star of their annual Music Issue and was named to the Nashville Scene’s year-end Critic’s Poll.
Lauded as an artist with an impressive ability to carve out his own path, Pardi has been hailed for his potential to leave “a long-lasting mark on the genre” (Music Row), as well as his talent creating “the kind of country music multiple generations came to know and love can still work on a mass scale” (Variety). Filled with fiddle, twang and steel guitar, Pardi continues to “apply new ideas to country’s old sounds” (Los Angeles Times) and “bring authenticity back into country music” (People).
Heartache Medication is the follow up to the California native’s breakthrough, No. 1 Platinum-selling album, California Sunrise. Like California Sunrise, which “split the difference between Alan Jackson and Bob Seger…Heartache Medication-continues that direction with honky-tonkin’, boot-stompin’ tracks” (The New York Times).
A three-time co-producer, Pardi’s multi-platinum, chart-topping hits have been noted for “attracting youthful crowds” (NPR), while Heartache Medication is “an emboldened work, a distilling of his sound into a more potent form — one that draws both vitality and assurance from his anything-but-sterile relationship to his tradition’s modern era” (NPR).
Pardi is featured on Thomas Rhett’s current Top 25-and-climbing single at country radio “Beer Can’t Fix” and is touring nationwide. Upcoming stops include; Nashville Lifestyles Music in the City event in Nashville, TN (Feb 5th), which benefits Make A Wish Foundation; the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in San Antonio, TX (Feb 9th); and the Houston Rodeo in Houston, TX (Mar 14th), where Pardi remains one of the top-selling acts along with Chris Stapleton and Willie Nelson.