Jon Pardi and his band kind of freaked out when they were chosen to open Alan Jackson's Keepin' It Country Tour. The singer told Taste of Country that Jackson was one of his childhood idols, and the phone call was a dream come true.

Of course, he's the perfect choice -- as you'll see in these 10 photos of Pardi, he's always keepin' it country.

The 'Up All Night' singer's debut album has been praised for its dedication to the unfettered, untampered country sound made popular by men named Dwight, Alan and George. 'When I've Been Drinkin'' is the current single from 'Write You a Song.' The acoustic rambler about drunk dialing would sound good in any era.

The Keepin' It Country Tour will roll through May. Without a doubt, 2015 is shaping up to be another good year for Pardi. Last year he was part of ToC's No. 1 Hot Summer Tour, Dierks Bentley's Riser Tour.