Jon Pardi reveals getting into semi-illegal activities with Dierks Bentley on tour
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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