Jon Pardi reveals getting into semi-illegal activities with Dierks Bentley on tour
FLORENCE, AZ - APRIL 07: ACM New Male Vocalist Singer/Songwriter Jon Pardi performs Day 2 - Country Thunder Music Festival Arizona on April 7, 2017 in Florence, Arizona. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Country Thunder USA)
52nd Academy of Country Music Awards - Photo Room - Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S., - 02/04/2017 - Singer Jon Pardi poses backstage with his New Male Vocalist of the Year award. REUTERS/Steve Marcus
ENUMCLAW, WA - SEPTEMBER 18: Country music singer Jon Pardi poses for a portrait during the Hometown Throwdown country music festival hosted by 100.7 The Wolf at Enumclaw Expo Center on September 18, 2016 in Enumclaw, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 02: Singer-songwriter Jon Pardi attends the 50th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/FilmMagic)
ENUMCLAW, WA - SEPTEMBER 18: Jon Pardi performs on stage during the Hometown Throwdown country music festival hosted by 100.7 The Wolf at Enumclaw Expo Center on September 18, 2016 in Enumclaw, Washington. (Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images)
BLOOMINGTON, IL - MAY 09: Jon Pardi performs at US Cellular Coliseum on May 9, 2015 in Bloomington, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
Singer Jon Pardi arrives at the 48th Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tennessee November 5, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Henderson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (CMA - ARRIVALS)
MANHATTAN, KS - JUNE 26: Jon Pardi and his dog Cowboy backstage during 'Kicker Country Stampede' Day 1, at Tuttle Creek State Park on June 26, 2014 in Manhattan, Kansas. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Neste Event Marketing)
NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 08: Jon Pardi performs at HGTVs The Lodge at CMA Music Fest 2014 in on June 8, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HGTV)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 25: Musician Jon Pardi performs onstage during day 1 of 2014 Stagecoach: California's Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 25, 2014 in Indio, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Stagecoach)
LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 01: (Sitting row L-R) Musician Karen Fairchaild of Little Big Town, Capitol Records Nashville SVP Marketing Cindy Mabe, musician Kimberly Schlapman of LBT, singer Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum, musician Phillip Sweet of LBT, musician Kelleigh Bannen, Capitol Records Nashville SVP Promotion Steve Hodges (standing back row L-R) Capitol Records Nashville COO Tom Becci, musician Luke Bryan, musician Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum, musician Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, former Capitol Records Nashville President & CEO Mike Dungan, musician Jon Pardi, musician Dierks Bentley, musician Eric Paslay, musician Jimi Westbrook of LBT, and musician Darius Rucker attend the Capitol Records Nashville ACM after party held at Aureole at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on April 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Capitol Records Nashville)
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Jon Pardi may have toured with the man recently deemed "Country's Hottest Guy" by People Magazine, but he and Dierks Bentley proved that boys will be boys with juvenile antics on tour last summer, giving new meaning to Pardi's hit single "Up All Night."
"We lit golf balls on fire and hit them into the river," Pardi dished to AOL at the Malibu Beach House at the Farmborough Music Festival last weekend. "We always have fun."
Dierks was just one of many country music stars Pardi, 30, reunited with at the NYC music festival.
"Performing at festivals is fun, and I love it that there's so many artists in one place. It's great for the fans," he said. "And for me, I get to see my buddies. I went on tour with Dierks Bentley last year, so I get to see all the crew."
Even though Pardi frequently rubs elbows with country A-listers, the budding star admitted to getting starstruck just once.
"The only time I ever got starstruck was Tim McGraw -- and I've hung out with George Strait, I've hung with a lot of people," he revealed. "Tim was at the ACMs and gave me the 'you can talk to me' look, and I just froze up."
Despite his total superfan moment with McGraw, Pardi cited a different set of musical influences.
"I like a lot of '90s country, the George Straits, the Alan Jacksons, Gary Allan ... That kind of stuff -- rock n' roll," he said.
You won't hear him hating on the contentious so-called "bro country" movement, though.
"It's fun. It's country!" he said.
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