Lauren Alaina Enlists Jon Pardi For Flirty New Duet, ‘Getting Over Him’
“I can’t believe I have a rebound song – but I do,” she laughs.
Jon Pardi, Lauren Alaina
Lauren Alaina bids farewell to heartbreak in “Getting Over Him,” her just-released duet with country hitmaker Jon Pardi, and it’s going to be a massive hit.
The playful song takes a laid back approach to a rebound and finds Alaina seeking out a no strings attached hookup to heal her broken heart.
“We were dive bar kissing/ Heartbreak fixing/ No strings, Saturday night/ Hot like a match, that burned out fast/ Forever wasn’t in our eyes/ You knew it, and I knew it/ And it was a damn good time/ My last call, first call, no falling/ Just my getting over him guy,” the longtime friends sing on the chorus.
Alaina, who co-wrote the song alongside Paul DiGiovanni and Emily Weisband, says Pardi was the perfect pick for this collab.
“I’ve done duets with other people for their projects, but I have never done any for my own,” she acknowledged. “I’ve got a duet with Pardi on his album, and then he loved this one. His energy is so amazing.”
“I can’t believe I have a rebound song – but I do,” she added with a laugh.
“Getting Over Him” is the title cut from the Georgia native’s forthcoming six-track EP. Out September 4, the project showcases Alaina’s growth as a songwriter and vocalist and offers an in-depth look into the singer’s personal life as she held nothing back when writing and recorded the songs.
“Music is my lifeline,” she previously shared. “Music literally pulls me out of everything I ever go through [career, heartbreak, family, self-worth, love] and I feel really empowered with this music. I feel like this music shows my personal growth and my emotional growth. This EP of songs is all about loving myself through other people not loving me and not staying with me. It’s about me being able to get back to that same confident girl I wrote about on Road Less Travelled and to hold on to that confidence. I get to celebrate that with this music and I am so excited. I can’t wait for the fans to hear it.”
Click above to listen to “Getting Over Him.”
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.