Have you ever wondered what kind of detailed protocol headliners go through when they pick their opening acts? Well, in LUKE BRYAN’s case, not much. He sent JON PARDI a six-word text asking him to open on his What Makes You Country tour.
Jon explains, “Luke just sent me a text. It was just, ‘Man, you wanna go on tour?’ I was like, ‘Yeah.'”
It helps that they’re friends who go way back. He adds, “We’re buddies. I met Luke in 2011, when we were playing little 1,000-seat theaters. And then he [released] ‘Country Girl (Shake It For Me)’ and I never saw him again.”