WATZ announces featured artist for concert

WATZ has announced Jon Pardi as this year’s featured artist for its listener appreciation night at the Alpena County Fair. Pardi will perform Aug. 12 at the Alpena County Fairgounds grandstand.

His hits include “Up All Night,” “Missin’ You Crazy,” and “What I Can’t Put Down.”

Pardi’s debut album, Write You a Song, has vaulted this young singer/songwriter into the country music big leagues. Pardi’s high-energy approach, perfected on stages throughout his native California, has its stamp all over his Capitol Records Nashville debut.

“All I ever wanted to do coming to Nashville was to write rowdy, in-your-face, straight country music, and that’s what this album is,” Pardi said.