Jon Pardi

Jon Pardi


Newly-minted ACM Awards winner Jon Pardi took to "Good Morning America" on Thursday (March 23) to perform his brand new No. 1 hit single "Dirt on My Boots." Clad in his usual cowboy gear (hat, tight pants, boots and button up), he ripped into the honky tonk number, a cut from his latest record, California Sunrise, to energize the crowd like a stiff, hot cup of Joe. The song follows his first chart-topper, 2016's "Head Over Boots."

Produced by Bart Butler (known for his songwriting chops on tracks for Thomas Rhett and Neal McCoy), Pardi's Sunrise harkens to the '90s trailblazers like Alan Jackson and George Strait. When approaching his new music, the follow-up to 2014's Write You a Song, he had organic sounds in mind, which let the songs breathe on their own. “I’m a big fan of a live band recording and it was really important for me to get that sound on my record. The heart of this record comes across with a live band. We used seven guys - one band, and there’s something special about that," he said.

In the first sweep of ACM Awards winners, Brothers Osborne also walked away with New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year and Maren Morris nabbed New Female Vocalist of the Year. 

The 52nd annual ACM Awards go live April 2 on CBS at 8/7c. Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley will co-host for the second year running.

Stay tuned to for any and all updates.

Watch Pardi's performance below: