Jon Pardi Engaged After Popping the Question On-Stage at the Ryman Auditorium
What a wonderful week it’s been for Jon Pardi. The country star released an incredible album with Heartache Medication, he…
Jon Pardi, Summer Fawn Duncan; Photo Courtesy Dierks Bentley
What a wonderful week it’s been for Jon Pardi. The country star released an incredible album with Heartache Medication, he headlined two sold-out shows at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium AND he got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Summer Fawn Duncan.
During his second headlining show at the Mother Church of Country Music, the California native asked Duncan to join him on the stage, got down on one knee and proposed to her. With thousands of fans looking on, Duncan said YES.
In a video shared to Instagram, Pardi and his bride-to-be can be seen hugging and kissing as the crowd cheers them on.
Pardi’s longtime tourmate, Dierks Bentley, was watching the show from the side of the stage and captured a few photos of the engagement. Sharing them on Instagram, Bentley wrote, “My man! @jonpardipics crushing the @theryman stage and crushing life… so proud of you pal. Killer show with my all time fav encore. Congrats to you and @summerfawn_duncan ?”
Pardi and Duncan met several years ago after his mom decided to set them up. Knowing she would be a good fit for her son, Pardi’s mom connected Duncan with her son. She eventually flew out to meet Pardi at one of his shows in Denver.
“So she flew out to the most romantic place you can ever fly a girl out to: the Grizzly Rose,” Pardi previously joked during an interview with People. “It’s this super honky-tonk, one of my favorite bars.”
They’ve been together ever since. Duncan, a hairstylist, often joins Pardi on the road. She even appeared in his “Heartache Medication” music video, which was released earlier this year.
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.