Music City Minute: Jon Pardi, Dolly Parton, Maren Morris

Today marks the release of Jon Pardi’s “Heartache Medication” deluxe version. The deluxe album gives fans three bonus tracks, including the new songs “Bar Downtown” and “Beer Light,” and a Western version of his current hit single “Ain’t Always The Cowboy”:

Speaking of Jon Pardi… ya’ll it’s about to get good. He’s getting his own TV show called “Pardi Time”. Yes, that’s “Pardi Time” with a "D" as in Jon Pardi. This will be a new digital variety series that debuts next Tuesday on CMT’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

The show mixes music and comedy, and Jon’s co-stars include his fiancée Summer Duncan plus a few assorted friends. There are eight episodes with a new one rolling out each week. This is the trailer.

We received a gift today from Dolly! Her first holiday album since 1990 is now out!

It’s a 12-song collection with several holiday staples, including “Mary, Did You Know,” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus,” “Holly Jolly Christmas” and six original tunes that Dolly penned. The album also features duets with some of Dolly’s friends, including Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon and Willie Nelson, plus a special song with her brother, Randy Parton. “I am so excited to announce my new Christmas album, A Holly Dolly Christmas,” says Dolly. “I have recorded several Christmas classics like ‘Holly Jolly Christmas,’ as well as some new material that I hope might become Christmas classics. I’ve recorded five duets with five very special artists as you can see. I figured since everybody probably wouldn’t get to celebrate Christmas as usual this year, I wanted to be creative instead of sitting around at the house this summer. So I put on my mask, gloves and practiced social distancing, as well as all of the wonderful musicians and singers, and we proceeded to put together what I think is some of the best work that I’ve ever done. Kent Wells produced the album. As you know, Kent has been my friend, band leader and producer for many years. He’s outdone himself on this one. I’m just hoping that you’re gonna love it as much as we loved putting it together. So enjoy, and Merry Christmas!” A Holly Dolly Christmas 1. “Holly Jolly Christmas” 2. “Christmas Is” feat. Miley Cyrus 3. “Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas” with Michael Bublé 4. “Christmas On The Square” 5. “Circle Of Love” 6. “All I Want For Christmas Is You” with Jimmy Fallon 7. “Comin? Home For Christmas” 8. “Christmas Where We Are” feat. Billy Ray Cyrus 9. “Pretty Paper” with Willie Nelson 10. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” 11. “You Are My Christmas” feat. Randy Parton 12. “Mary, Did You Know?”

Maren Morris released a new song today and wow, it’s powerful, it’s so deep, and it’s extremely emotional. It’s called “Better Than We Found It” in the video personal stories of real people are shared it ranges from citizenship, equality, justice, and America being divided. The video ends with Maren talking to her son Hayes being born in the year the world stopped turning, and how he’s been her silver lining these dark last few months.


Beth was born and raised in the beach town of Jacksonville, Florida where she grew up listening to country music! Beth’s Mom always tells the story of how Beth would listen to the radio on her giant yellow AM/FM headset every night and belt out Brooks & Dunn’s “My Maria” – it’s one of Beth’s favorite memories.

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