Jon Pardi Talks About His Best New Artist Win at the 2017 CMAs

Jon Pardi has had an incredible year, with his second studio album California Sunrise hitting No. 1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart, and announcing an upcoming joint tour with Brothers Osborne. Now he is rounding out the year with winning best new artist at the CMAs.

"'Wow,' that's all I could say," Pardi told Billboard's Kevan Kenney backstage. "Looking at all my heroes in the crowd and all the people I toured with... standing up for that award, it's like, 'Thank you.'"

When asked about what he would tell his fans about pursing their dreams, or for anyone who doubts themselves, Pardi had this to say: "Talk to your best friends, your family, keep moving forward, pick yourself back up, write everything down, write goals down, and be productive. Hard work always pays off."

Watch the full interview in the video above.

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