Country singer Jon Pardi received a rather unique gift (not Christmas, mind you) from his own mother: A flashback to his younger days.
On Sunday, Pardi decides to share with his Twitter followers a baby photo of him getting bathed. He’s all smiling and bubbly, so to speak. Check out the photo for yourself.
It’s pretty brave for someone in the spotlight like Pardi to share such a personal photo with the public.
Jon Pardi Pays Tribute To Joe Diffie At CMA Awards 2020
Pardi has had a year of highs and lows. One of the highs was his marriage to his wife Summer, while one of the lows was hearing Joe Diffle passed away from COVID-19 at age 61.
He delivered an exhilarating performance of a true country classic, Diffie’s “Pickup Man,” at the CMA Awards 2020 show.
Diffie, a country music legend, passed away in March at age 61 due to COVID-19 complications. Jon Pardi, a native of California, grew up listening to Diffie, according to a post on Instagram.
Pardi said he’s been listening “since the cassette tape days.” Furthermore, he says that he was “having some beers today for the pickup man.” Little did Pardi know that he’d soon take on the role of the “pickup man.”
Diffie passed away on March 29. He released several hits during his career such as “John Deere Green,” “Pickup Man,” and “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die).” Diffie won a CMA Award of his own for Vocal Event of the Year in 1993.
Pardi Finds Time To Marry Summer Duncan This Year
While there are few moments in which you won’t see Jon Pardi in a cowboy hat, and his wedding is not one of them. On Nov. 21, at Saddle Woods Farms in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Pardi married his fiance, Summer Duncan. The couple postponed their original plans due to COVID-19 but felt grateful for the opportunity either way.
Originally, the couple planned to marry in Montana over Memorial Day weekend, renting out an entire ski lodge for three days. Due to the pandemic, the couple had to postpone, replan, and significantly downsize their wedding. That didn’t dull their spirit, however, as they made the best of it.
“We had a friend who was married at Saddle Woods last year. When we walked into their wedding, Jon was like, ‘This is the most amazing wedding and venue ever,’” Duncan told People Magazine.