The 32-year-old country star is debuting his stunning new music video, "She Ain't In It," exclusively with ET. Watch below!
"I really loved this song when I first heard it. I listened to it multiple times and loved that it was reminiscent of an older era of country music, but still delivered a heartbreaking mix of lyrics and melody," Pardi tells ET. "Everyone loves a good 'moving on' song. George Strait had it on hold to record it originally, and when it ended up becoming available, I knew I wanted to record it right away."
Pardi reveals that the concept for the black-and-white video was actually inspired by an old treatment for his 2016 hit, "Dirt on My Boots."
"The treatment almost reminded me of the movie Hud, starring Paul Newman," he says. "I loved that it was entirely in black and white, and a mini-movie. This is definitely the most cinematic video to date and leans toward the emotion behind the song and the nostalgia of long-lost love."
"It's pretty cool to be out with a female headliner. I really respect the artist she is," he says, gushing over her "amazing" new show.
"I've learned a lot from Miranda, especially in her songwriting style," he adds. "We are similar in how we bring traditional country into a different world, and I love that she's not afraid to bring country music to someplace that is really personal to her. There is such vulnerability and strength in her songs, and I am just so impressed with her. The audience feels it, too."
Last year, he hilariously teased a top secret project that was in the works with Lambert. See what he said on ET's Certified Country below and follow us on Facebook Watch for new interviews every Friday.