Nashville-via-California transplant Jon Pardi first established his neotraditionalist style with the singles “Missin’ You Crazy” and “Up All Night” and the debut album they later appeared on, 2014’s Write You a Song. California Sunrise, the second album from the 32-year-old singer and guitarist, was one of last year’s clearest country breakthroughs, epitomizing Nashville’s immaculate team-songwriting craftsmanship and confirming Pardi as a guitar hero in the making. Though the album doesn’t break any new ground, it nevertheless feels distinctly modern and vital, recorded live in the studio with a full band that includes ubiquitous session man Danny Rader. Pardi and co. captured that magic most potently on the sizzling, raucous mega-hit “Dirt on My Boots,” but it’s a remarkably consistent record, suggesting that Pardi will be at or near country music’s forefront for years to come. With Midland and Runaway June.