Jon Pardi and Luke Bryan Drop ‘Cowboys and Plowboys’ Music Video with Rodeo Stars and Family Cameos
The clip features appearances by Pardi’s wife, Summer, and daughter, Presley, as well as Bryan’s wife, Caroline, and their dog, Choc.
Jon Pardi with Presley, Luke Bryan with Caroline; Photos Courtesy YouTube
The Music Video Features Special Guests
Directed by Shawn Silva and filmed outside of Nashville and in Pardi’s home state of California, the clip features Rodeo Champions including Kyle Lockett, Bert McGill, Dallas Owen, Dakota Eldridge, Jordan Ketscher, Shelby Cole, Jaylee McGill, and Wayce McGill, as well as special appearances by Pardi’s wife, Summer, and daughter, Presley, and Bryan’s wife, Caroline, and their dog, Choc.
“We had a great time filming this out on the farm,” Pardi shared upon the release of the music video.
Released in October of 2023, the song celebrates the artists’ lifestyles as cowboys and farmers while also pointing out that they’re more alike than they are different.
“I wear a 20X American hat/ A gold buckle from a rodeo,” Pardi sings in the opening lines. Then Bryan chimes in, “I wear a dusty old co-op cap/ Make my livin’ on them old turn rows.”
Pardi and Bryan point out their preferred modes of transportation, a quarter horse and a tractor, as well as their go-to libations, whiskey and a beer, before joining together on the chorus, which goes, “Cowboys and plowboys/ Just some good old small town boys/ Both make the world go ’round boys/ Boy, ain’t that the truth?/ Yeah, we got different roots, we wear different boots/ But we ain’t that different when the day is through/ So, here’s to the cowboys and plowboys like me and you/ Just like me and you.”
Watch The Music Video
Given the nature of the song, some may assume that Pardi and Bryan co-wrote the tune, however, it was written by Rhett Akins, Jacob Rice and Cole Taylor. However, it seems like the song was crafted specifically for these two artists.
Pardi Recalls Hearing The Song For The First Time
“I remember hearing it for the first time ‘cause Rhett Akins sent it to me and said, ‘You and Luke need to record this song.’ Luke called me like an hour later was like, ‘We gonna do this song, man?’ And it was just perfect,” Pardi recently said. “He comes from a farming background. I come from a farming/cowboys kind of lifestyle all the time now. It’s just perfect for me and him to sing together.”
“Cowboys and Plowboys” was shipped to country radio on October 16, 2023. It continues to climb the charts.
They Performed “Cowboys and Plowboys” At Crash My Playa
The artists recently crossed paths when Pardi jetted down to Mexico to perform at Bryan’s Crash My Playa destination event. Although it was raining during Pardi’s performance, he delivered a standout set and welcomed Bryan to the stage during his performance to perform “Cowboys and Plowboys.”
Pardi, who is expecting his second child with his wife, Summer, will soon embark on his world tour and has several dates planned overseas in the coming weeks. For a complete list of Jon Pardi’s tour dates, click HERE.
Meanwhile, Luke Bryan recently wrapped his Las Vegas residency and will soon return to the small screen for the highly anticipated upcoming season of American Idol. ABC released the first official sneak peek of the season on Wednesday. Watch the emotional audition HERE.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.