Kelly Pardekooper’s Song “Not in Iowa” on TV Show “Justified” | Iowa City Native Returns in June for New Album

Kelly Pardekooper (photo by Sandra Dyas)

Iowa City native Kelly Pardekooper has just learned that his song “Not in Iowa” will be used on the hit FX TV show Justified this coming Tuesday, February 19, 9 p.m. CST. "I rarely get a heads up for these music placements," he says.

“Music publishing has been going well for me these days. It’s kept my creative juices flowing as my touring life has slowed down the past few years."

Recent television song credits include True Blood, Cold Case, Sons of Anarchy, Blue Bloods, Make It Or Break It, Sundance Channel, CMT and HGTV. Film song credits include Sex and the USA and April Moon.

Currently based in Indianapolis, Pardekooper has toured all over the United States and Europe. He just released his sixth album, Yonder, produced by guitar master and fellow Iowan Bo Ramsey.

Pardekooper will be returning to Iowa City in June to record with old bandmates the Horse Buyers (Eric Straumanis, Matt Winegardner, John Svec) and perform in local venues.