In 2010, Pardi toured as an opening act for labelmate Dierks Bentley. In March 2012, Pardi released his debut single, "Missin' You Crazy". It debuted at number 58 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week of April 14, 2012, and peaked at number 29. It received three stars from Taste of Country's Billy Dukes. "Up All Night", his second single, was released in that same month in 2013, and became his first top 10 hit. His third single, "What I Can't Put Down", was also released that month in 2014. The album's fourth single, "When I've Been Drinkin'", was released to country radio on September 22, 2014. Those four songs all appear on Pardi's debut studio album, Write You a Song, which was released on January 14, 2014 via Capitol Nashville. In May 2015, Pardi released a six-song extended play of songs recorded for but not included on Write You a Song, titled The B-Sides, 2011–2014. Pardi served as one of the opening acts on Alan Jackson's "Keepin' It Country Tour" and on Dierks Bentley's Riser Tour, both in 2014. His first headlining tour was the "Up All Night Tour" in late 2014, with Joey Hyde as the opening act. In August 2015, Pardi announced an 18-show headlining tour with Brothers Osborne as the opening act, named the "All Time High Tour," with dates from October through January 2016 Pardi's second studio album, titled California Sunrise, was announced in March 2016, with a release date of June 17, 2016.