WATCH: Riley Green, Chris Janson & Jon Pardi Pay Tribute To Dwight Yoakam & Hank Williams Jr

Country hitmakers Jon Pardi, Chris Janson and Riley Green kept the party going on New Year’s Eve with lively covers of Hank Williams Jr. and Dwight Yoakam. The trio of country superstars paid tribute to the 90s country icons while…

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Posted on January 3, 2022

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Riley Green, Jon Pardi and Chris Janson; Photo Courtesy of CBS

Country hitmakers Jon Pardi, Chris Janson and Riley Green kept the party going on New Year’s Eve with lively covers of Hank Williams Jr. and Dwight Yoakam.

The trio of country superstars paid tribute to the 90s country icons while performing at Nashville’s Skydeck at Assembly Food Hall during New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash.

Joining forces to perform Hank Jr.’s chart-topping hit, “All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight,” Pardi, Janson and Green got the sold-out crowd fired up as they traded verses throughout the country party song.

Janson stole the show with his signature harmonica solo. Click below to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgsEVXn2b5s

In addition to paying homage to Hank Jr., Green, Janson and Pardi also tipped their hats to Dwight Yoakam with a special performance of “Honky Tonk Man.”

“Honky Tonk Man,” which appears as the debut single on Yoakam’s 1986 album, Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc., Etc, was originally co-written and performed by Johnny Horton. Pardi later covered the track on his 8-track covers project, Rancho Fiesta Sessions.

Backed by a full band, the rowdy performance featured the three chart-topping singers playing acoustic guitar while singing the Yoakam classic.

https://youtu.be/KJCcdDLBjrg

The inaugural New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash also featured performances from Fisk Jubilee Singers, Lady A, Ingrid Andress, BRELAND, King Calaway, Lainey Wilson, Jason Aldean, Jimmie Allen, Kelsea Ballerini, Gabby Barrett, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, Cole Swindell and more.

Sam Hunt, Elle King and Zac Brown Band were also set to perform during the concert event, however they will no longer be participating.

The five-hour celebration also included once-in-a-lifetime collaborations, performances of chart-topping hits and covers of some of the most iconic songs in country music.

Riley Green, Jon Pardi and Chris Janson; Photo Courtesy of CBS
Riley Green, Jon Pardi and Chris Janson; Photo Courtesy of CBS

Co-hosted by Radio and TV personality Bobby Bones and Entertainment Tonight’s Rachel Smith, the star-studded New Year’s Eve special aired live from Nashville, Tennessee, on Friday, December 31 (8:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT, 11:30 PM-1:30 AM, ET/PT), on CBS Television Network.

The show was also available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.

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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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