Jon Pardi Shares What His Fiancée Taught Him About Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, people everywhere are likely scrambling to find their significant other the perfect gift. From…


Lauren Jo Black

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February 13, 2020


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With Valentine’s Day around the corner, people everywhere are likely scrambling to find their significant other the perfect gift. From fancy chocolates to jewelry, to elaborate dates, it’s easy to over-complicate the holiday.

Jon Pardi, who recently topped the charts at country radio with his latest hit “Heartache Medication,” won’t be rushing around to find the perfect V-Day gift, and that’s all thanks to his fiancée, Summer. The California native says she taught him a very important lesson about Valentine’s Day.

“One thing Summer’s taught me is that gifts are cool, and everything, diamonds, blah, blah, blah, but take your time and clear your mind and write something about what she means to you on a card,” he shared in a recent interview with his record label. “It’s probably the least expensive and the biggest price you can give her is just to write and tell her how much you love her on a little card.”

It’s that simple and Pardi says that’s his plan again this year.

“I just do that. It’s way cheaper,” he said with a laugh. “And of course, I always say to her, I say, ‘Babe-every day is Valentine’s Day for you.’”

Jon and Summer are in the midst of planning their May 2020 wedding, which will take place in Montana at a venue overlooking Yellowstone National Park. The couple got engaged on the stage of Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium after Pardi performed back-to-back sold-out shows at the prestigious venue.

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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 and her work being featured on 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.