Jon Pardi and Summer Duncan Will Wed In May Of 2020
Jon Pardi is a busy man. After releasing his critically acclaimed Heartache Medication album in September and wrapping up a…
Jon Pardi and Summer Duncan; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images
Jon Pardi is a busy man. After releasing his critically acclaimed Heartache Medication album in September and wrapping up a successful run of headlining shows in support of the release, the country hitmaker is now in full-on wedding planning mode with his bride-to-be, Summer Duncan.
Pardi shared a few details about his upcoming nuptials with People at last week’s CMA Awards, revealing that he and Summer plan to wed in May of 2020 in Montana. The pair will exchange vows at a picturesque venue overlooking Yellowstone National Park.
“I love Montana,” Pardi told the publication. “I’ve been going there for about 10 years. My friends have a ranch out there.”
The singer/songwriter, who proposed to Duncan on the stage of Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium after performing back-to-back sold-out shows, decided on a May wedding for several reasons, the most importing being the weather.
“Guess what, a non-sweaty wedding,” he joked. “It’s gonna be highs in the 60s. I don’t like sweating.”
With the planning underway, Pardi and Duncan have also started to compile a guest list, which he says included about 200 names. He admitted he’s not quite sure who will make the trek to Montana though.
“We’ll see who comes,” he said. “It’s more of an adventure wedding, really.”
As for the other important details, like the wedding cake and the menu, Pardi told Taste of Country that they’re still working out specifics. There’s one thing they have decided on though: pizza!
“Instead of cake, she wants pizza. So we’re actually doing that,” Pardi shared, explaining that his fiancée would like to cut a pizza instead of cake. They decided to do both, so they’ll serve pizza as a snack later in the evening.
As Pardi continues to pull together plans for his wedding, he will still be touring, playing various fairs and festivals throughout the next few months.
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.