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Jon Pardi joins country's party

Jon Pardi joins country's party

A good number of the people around Jon Pardi refer to him using only his last name.

So perhaps the young country singer was merely living up to expectations when he put some rip-roaring party songs on his debut album: "Empty Beer Cans," "Trash a Hotel Room" and the top 10 hit "Up All Night," in which he and a lady friend visit the quick stop for "some jerky and a 12-pack" on their way to a midnight swim.

"I have a hard time singing slow songs, man," Pardi admitted recently. "I wanna make the girls dance and sing along."

He's not the only one. Nashville is teeming with youthful party-starters cranking out...

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