Jon Pardi and Natalie Stovall at National Tom Sawyer Days [Video]
National Tom Sawyer Days brought two national recording acts to Tanyard Gardens in 2015. Natalie Stovall and the Drive and Jon Pardi took the stage on July 3 as part of Hannibal’s biggest celebration.
Jon Pardi is a California native, who credits his grandmother with introducing him to country music: "My grandmother got me really in to country music at a really young age ... and then growing up in the farming communities in those small towns that are surrounded by farm fields ... a lot of people don't know how big California is in farming. The state really loves country music, and growing up around that, I just kind of soaked it all in."
To date, Pardi’s biggest hit has been the song “Up All Night,” which hit the Top 10 in 2013.
Natalie Stovall plays the fiddle, and has been performing professionally since she was a child. Stovall played the Grand Ole Opry for the first time when she was 12 years old, and last year had the opportunity to return to the Opry stage with her band: "When I was a kid, it was incredible. I played a Mary Chapin Carpenter song, you know? It wasn't like I was playing my own music at that time. Then with the band, we got to play our songs and it was something that I got to share with my guys."
Those that were impressed by Natalie Stovall and the Drive’s National Tom Sawyer Days appearance should take note of a special promotion the band is doing with their new song, “Miss You the Most,” and People.com: "All of the proceeds for anyone that downloads the song, all of the proceeds are going to go to the Boot Campaign, which is this incredible organization that helps not only veterans, but currently serving members, because there is such a wide range of difficulties and challenges with our military. The Boot Campaign partners with other organizations and they really cater to whatever the specific needs of that sailor, or marine, or airman, or soldier is going through."
"Miss You the Most" can be purchased to support the Boot Campaign for only 99 cents.