Jon Pardi And Country Legend Clint Black Thrill With Reimagined Version Of Iconic Country Hit At 2024 CMA Fest

“We all grew up with him… This is one of my heroes, a legend in country music,” Pardi said before welcoming Black to the stage.

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Posted on June 25, 2024

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Clint Black, Jon Pardi; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Jon Pardi and Clint Black delivered a reimagined version of Black chart-topping classic hit “Killin’ Time” at 2024 CMA Fest.

The country superstar welcomed the country music legend to the stage for an unforgettable performance of the iconic country hit.

“We all grew up with him… This is one of my heroes, a legend in country music,” Pardi said before welcoming Black to the stage. Donning all black ensembles and cowboy hats, Pardi and Black belted out the lyrics to the legendary tune as they strummed guitars and sent fans into a frenzy, prompting a massive sing-along. Throughout their performance, the pair traded verses and joined together in perfect harmony on the chorus.

“This killin’ time is killin’ me/ Drinking myself blind thinkin’ I won’t see/ Not if I cross that line, and they bury me/ Well, I just might find I’ll be killin’ time for eternity,” Pardi and Black sang on the chorus.

“Give it up for Clint Black, everybody,” Pardi exclaimed as the country icon exited the stage.

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“Killin’ Time,” a song co-written by Black alongside Hayden Nicholas, was released in 1989 as the title track to Clint Black’s debut album.

Releasing Professional Recording Of “Killin’ Time” Duet

Jon Pardi and Clint Black are set to release a professionally recorded duet version of the “Killin’ Time” on Wednesday, June 26.

“This year marks 35 years since my album ‘Killin’ Time’ debuted, and I am having the pleasure of seeing fans night after night on our 35 Years of Killin’ Time tour singing right along with us,” Black shared in a press release. “There is nothing more fulfilling for a songwriter than knowing your music has had an impact. And now, to have my new pal Jon Pardi invite me up to celebrate this song with him in front of the CMA Fest crowd is one of the highlights of the year for me.”

2024 CMA Fest

Dubbed “the Music Event of Summer,” the televised concert special featured 30+ performances and surprise collaborations from some of Country music’s hottest stars, including Clint Black, Brothers Osborne, Luke Bryan, Terri Clark, Jordan Davis, Jackson Dean, Billy Gibbons, Jelly Roll, Cody Johnson, Little Big Town, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Ashley McBryde, Parker McCollum, Craig Morgan, Megan Moroney, Old Dominion, Jon Pardi, Carly Pearce, Post Malone, Shaboozey, Blake Shelton, Brittney Spencer, The War And Treaty, Thomas Rhett, Josh Turner, Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson, Lainey Wilson and Bailey Zimmerman.

The CMA Fest ABC Special was filmed in Downtown Nashville at Nissan Stadium during the star-studded, four-day festival, which took place Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 9.

Co-hosted by Jelly Roll and Ashley McBryde, the three-hour CMA Fest special aired on ABC on Tuesday, June 25. The show will broadcast again on Wednesday, June 26 via Hulu.

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Andrew Wendowski is the Founder and CEO of Music Mayhem. As a 29-year-old entrepreneur, he oversees content as the Editor-In-Chief for the independent brand. Wendowski, who splits time between Philadelphia, Penn., and Nashville, Tenn., has an extensive background in multimedia. Before launching Music Mayhem in 2014, he worked as a highly sought-after photojournalist and tour photographer, collaborating with such labels as Interscope Records and Republic Records. He has captured photos of some of the biggest names, including Taylor Swift, Metallica, Harry Styles, P!NK, Morgan Wallen, Carrie Underwood, The Rolling Stones, Madonna, Shania Twain, and hundreds more. Wendowski’s photos and freelance work have appeared nationwide and can be seen everywhere from ad campaigns to various publications, including Billboard and Rolling Stone. When Wendowski isn’t running Music Mayhem, he enjoys spending time at concerts, traveling, and capturing photos.

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