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Parker McCollum

www.parkermccollum.com

Artist Bio

Country superstars aren’t made overnight. Not the ones that last, at least. Instead, they’re built the old-school way: show by show, fan by fan, and song by song. Just ask Parker McCollum, the Texas native and relentless road warrior whose success is the result of hard work, honest songwriting, and a lifelong dedication to creating real country music.

Raised outside Houston in Conroe, TX, Parker began selling out venues in his home state long before he released his first major-label single, “Pretty Heart.” From the start, he was something different: a larger-than-life musician who blended the raw, honest songwriting of his Texas heroes with the pop-friendly polish of his Nashville contemporaries. It was a sound forged from the best parts of both worlds, glued by together by a young star whose work ethic had been shaped by the childhood summers he spent on his grandfather’s ranch in Limestone County, waking up early every morning to take care of the cattle.

Parker’s musical tastes were influenced by his family, too, from his grandfather’s love of golden-age country music — including icons like Porter Wagoner and George Strait — to the left-of-center albums by Todd Snider, Chris Knight, and Rodney Crowell that his brother would gift him at Christmas. By the time Parker turned 14 years old, he wasn’t just daydreaming about a career in music; he was actively preparing for it, sharpening his guitar playing, harmonica skills, and songwriting chops while others his age were still playing Little League.

“I wanted to be a successful country musician and a good songwriter, and I understood the path I needed to take to get there,” says Parker. “It all comes down to respect — respecting country music, respecting those who came before you, and respecting your opportunities. At a young age, I realized how important it was to be genuine, honest, and respectful, and to outwork everybody.”

These days, the hard work is paying off. With 2020’s Hollywood Gold, Parker shines a light not only on his respect for country music, but also his ability to breathe fresh life into familiar sounds. Produced by Jon Randall Stewart, the EP’s six songs — five of which were co-written by Parker — brim with sharp storytelling, supersized hooks, and modern-day country charisma, with Parker saluting the best parts of the genre while confidently sidestepping its cliches. There are no songs about trucks. No rapped verses about back roads. No electronic arrangements that sound more appropriate for a dance club than a honky tonk. Instead, Parker creates a contemporary version of a timeless sound, singing universal songs about love, heartbreak, the lure of the past, and the promise of the future.

“If I’m going to sing these songs every night, I’ve gotta mean the things I’m singing about,” says the 28 year-old, whose busy tour schedule has found him playing an average of 140 shows annually for more than half a decade. “I can’t fake it.”

On “Young Man’s Blues,” he waxes nostalgic as he drives to his old stomping grounds, knowing he’ll never be able to shake the memory of the home that built him. On the anthemic “Pretty Heart” — a massive hit on streaming services like Spotify, where the song has easily outpaced singles by veteran chart-toppers — he takes a hard look at himself after a rough breakup, knowing he’s the one to blame for the split. “Hallie Ray Light” finds him wooing a new lover about buoyant melodies and cyclical guitar riffs, while “Like a Cowboy” — written by Chris Stapleton — tells the story of a larger-than-life character who resembles his own grandfather, with Parker delivering the lyrics as though he wrote every syllable.

Hollywood Gold is named after his grandfather’s prized horse. A mythic character who was born during the Great Depression and eventually became the youngest judge elected in the state of Texas, Parker’s grandfather truly embodied the American Dream. His tenacity was inspirational to the young Parker, who grew up hearing stories about his grandfather’s exploits, including the purchase of an Australian stallion who was prohibitively costly…but worth every cent.

“My granddad couldn’t afford the horse at the time, but he knew Hollywood Gold was a top-dollar animal and just had to have it,” says Parker. “He was a brilliant businessman who took chances on things he was passionate about and didn’t let anyone hold him back. He lived every single day of his life like that. Whenever I’m discouraged, I think about how he’d always tell me to put my head down and keep swinging. Releasing an EP like Hollywood Gold is no different. I’m just trying to hit a home run. I keep swinging.”

Parker McCollum isn’t just swinging; he’s connecting. With praise from Rolling Stone (who likened the “no-holds-barred, confessional singer-songwriter” to one of his longtime influences, John Mayer) and American Songwriter (who commended Parker for balancing “on the edge of next-level superstardom, taking cues from rule breakers like Chris Stapleton and Kacey Musgraves“), he’s already sold out iconic venues like Billy Bob’s while building a loyal, cross-country audience of Baby Boomers, Generation Xers, and Millennials. This is music that crosses generations, performed with conviction and charm by country music’s newest superstar.

Show by show, fan by fan, and song by song, Parker McCollum keeps swinging.

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Tour Dates

Feb 02 2023
Palace Theatre
Columbus, OH
Feb 03 2023
The Fillmore Detroit
Detroit, MI
Feb 04 2023
The Andrew J Brady Music Center
Cincinnati, OH
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Feb 09 2023
Armory
Minneapolis, MN
Feb 10 2023
Swiftel Center
Brookings, SD
Feb 11 2023
Fargodome
Fargo, ND
Feb 16 2023
Xtream Arena
Coralville, IA
Feb 17 2023
Ralston Arena
Ralston, NE
Feb 18 2023
The Shrine Mosque
Springfield, MO
Feb 23 2023
Donald L. Tucker Civic Center
Tallahassee, FL
Feb 24 2023
Raising Cane's River Center Arena
Baton Rouge, LA
Feb 25 2023
Brookshire Grocery Arena
Bossier City, LA
Feb 28 2023
RODEOHOUSTON
Houston, TX
Apr 13 2023
Don Haskins Center
El Paso, TX
Apr 14 2023
Rio Rancho Events Center
Rio Rancho, NM
Apr 15 2023
Country Thunder Arizona 2023
Florence Gardens Mobile Home Park, AZ
Apr 30 2023
Stagecoach 2023
Indio, CA
May 05 2023
Walmart AMP
Rogers, AR
May 06 2023
Show Me Center
Cape Girardeau, MO
May 13 2023
iHeart Country Festival
Austin, TX
May 18 2023
Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
Toledo, OH
May 19 2023
Morgan Wallen: One Night at a Time World Tour
East Rutherford, NJ
May 20 2023
Morgan Wallen: One Night At A Time World Tour
East Rutherford, NJ
Jun 01 2023
Morgan Wallen: One Night at a Time World Tour
Atlanta, GA
Jun 02 2023
Morgan Wallen: One Night At A Time World Tour
Atlanta, GA
Jun 03 2023
Live Oak Bank Pavilion
Wilmington, NC
Jun 08 2023
American Bank Center
Corpus Christi, TX
Jun 09 2023
La Hacienda Event Center
Midland, TX
Jun 10 2023
Dos Equis Pavilion
Dallas, TX
Jun 14 2023
Interstate Center
Bloomington, IL
Jun 15 2023
Tailgate N' Tallboys 2023
Bloomington, IL
Jun 17 2023
Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
Bridgeport, CT
Jun 18 2023
Barefoot Country Music Fest 2023
Wildwood, NJ
Jun 22 2023
The Youngstown Foundation Amphitheatre
Youngstown, OH
Jun 23 2023
Morgan Wallen: One Night At A Time World Tour
Chicago, IL
Jun 24 2023
TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
Indianapolis, IN
Jun 29 2023
St. Augustine Amphitheatre
St Augustine, FL
Jun 30 2023
Eric Church: The Outsiders Revival Tour
Charleston, SC
Jul 01 2023
Eric Church: The Outsiders Revival Tour
Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 06 2023
Morgan Wallen: One Night at a Time World Tour
St Louis, MO
Jul 07 2023
Morgan Wallen: One Night At A Time World Tour
St Louis, MO
Jul 08 2023
Intrust Bank Arena
Wichita, KS
Jul 14 2023
Orion Amphitheater
Huntsville, AL
Jul 15 2023
The Wharf Amphitheater
Orange Beach, AL
Jul 20 2023
Country Thunder Wisconsin 2023
Twin Lakes, WI
Jul 22 2023
Night in The Country 2023
Yerington, NV
Jul 23 2023
The Fruit Yard
Modesto, CA
Jul 27 2023
Country Fan Fest 2023
Tooele, UT
Jul 28 2023
Headwaters Country Jam 2022
Three Forks, MT
Jul 29 2023
Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater
Nampa, ID
Aug 05 2023
Watershed Festival 2023
Quincy, WA
Aug 06 2023
Gorge Amphitheatre
Quincy, WA
Aug 10 2023
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, CO
Aug 17 2023
Artpark
Lewiston, NY
Aug 18 2023
Morgan Wallen: One Night At A Time World Tour
Boston, MA
Aug 19 2023
St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
Syracuse, NY
Aug 24 2023
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Auditorium
Chattanooga, TN
Aug 25 2023
Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
Charlotte, NC
Aug 26 2023
CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park
Simpsonville, SC
Sep 02 2023
Morgan Wallen: One Night At A Time World Tour
Landover, MD
Sep 08 2023
Tuscaloosa Amphitheater
Tuscaloosa, AL
Sep 14 2023
Knoxville Civic Auditorium and Coliseum
Knoxville, TN
Sep 15 2023
Rupp Arena
Lexington, KY
Sep 16 2023
UPMC Events Center
Moon Township, PA
Sep 23 2023
Red Hat Amphitheater
Raleigh, NC
Oct 14 2023
Golden Sky Festival 2023
Sacramento, CA
Oct 20 2023
Country Thunder Florida 2023
Kissimmee, FL

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05/27/2020

Parker McCollum Livestream Tonight – Wednesday, May 27th!

Parker McCollum & Randy Rogers Acoustic Song Swap 9:30pm ET https://www.facebook.com/events/237429964252715/  

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05/08/2020

Parker McCollum Livestream Today – Friday, May 8th!

Teachers Can - Live Stream Whitewater Amphitheatre 6pm ET http://teacherscan.org/events

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