Mesmerized in Texas: Jon Pardi Recreates Real-Life Couple in ‘Head Over Boots’ Video

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Recreating a scene inspired by a real-life couple that mesmerized the singer, the opening to the music video for Jon Pardi’s hit country song “Head Over Boots” re-creates something that he witnessed in a Texas dance hall.

According to an interview with Rolling Stone, Pardi explained that the video begins with an “…elderly couple waltzing across a Texas dancehall.” The couple represents a real couple that mesmerized Pardi on one of his numerous Texas trips. “I was watching an older couple two-stepping at a dancehall. And I was like, ‘Man, I’d really like to have a song that you can two-step to that also has a lyric about love and staying together.’ The next morning, I came up with the head-over-boots melody and a few dummy lyrics and then took them to [co-writer] Luke Laird,” he explained.

The video, seen above, is available on the JonPardiVEVO channel on YouTube. Pardi has toured individually and with headliners such as Texas’ own, Miranda Lambert. He’ll be in Austin on May 5, at the iHeartCountry Festival, and in Dallas on September 8 with Luke Bryan. Born on May 20, 1985, he grew up in Dixon, California and following high school, he moved to Nashville to pursue a career in country music. He opened for Dierks Bentley on tour in 2010. His debut album, “Write You a Song,” was released by Capitol Nashville in January 2014. That same year, he was the opening act for both Alan Jackson and Dierks Bentley’s tours, and in 2016, his second studio album, entitled “California Sunrise” was released.