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Parker McCollum

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

Jan 25 2022
Mile 0 Fest 2022
Key West, FL
Jan 29 2022
Bell County Expo Center
Belton, TX
Feb 04 2022
Coyote Joe's
Charlotte, NC
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Feb 05 2022
The Blind Horse Saloon
Greenville, SC
Feb 06 2022
Florida Theatre
Jacksonville, FL
Feb 10 2022
The Fillmore
Silver Spring, MD
Feb 11 2022
Toad's Place
New Haven, CT
Feb 12 2022
Irving Plaza
New York, NY
Feb 18 2022
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
Rapid City, SD
Feb 19 2022
Viaero Event Center
Kearney, NE
Feb 26 2022
The Bell Auditorium
Augusta, GA
Mar 11 2022
Fillmore New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Mar 12 2022
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
Houston, TX
Mar 14 2022
Casa Fiesta 2021
Cancún, Mexico
Mar 19 2022
Concrete Street Amphitheater
Corpus Christi, TX
Mar 24 2022
Walter Gerrells Performing Arts and Exhibition Center
Carlsbad, NM
Mar 25 2022
Rialto Theatre
Tucson, AZ
Mar 26 2022
Chandler, AZ
Apr 07 2022
House of Blues – The Front Porch
Orlando, FL
Apr 08 2022
The Blue Room
Statesboro, GA
Apr 21 2022
The Sylvee
Madison, WI
Apr 22 2022
Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
Independence, MO
Apr 23 2022
Seven Flags Event Center
Clive, IA
May 21 2022
Ascend Amphitheater
Nashville, TN
Jun 04 2022
Red Hat Amphitheater
Raleigh, NC
Jun 17 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Gilford, NH
Jun 18 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Gilford, NH
Jun 24 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Hershey, PA
Jun 25 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Virginia Beach, VA
Jul 14 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Burgettstown, PA
Jul 15 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Darien Center, NY
Jul 16 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Clarkston, MI
Jul 21 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Tuscaloosa, AL
Jul 22 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Atlanta, GA
Jul 23 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Charleston, SC
Aug 11 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
West Valley City, UT
Aug 12 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Morrison, CO
Aug 13 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Albuquerque, NM
Aug 18 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Auburn, WA
Aug 19 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Bend, OR
Aug 25 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Mountain View, CA
Aug 26 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Wheatland, CA
Sep 22 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Columbia, MO
Sep 23 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Springfield, MO
Sep 24 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Tulsa, OK
Sep 29 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Grand Forks, ND
Sep 30 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Bismarck, ND
Oct 01 2022
Bring the Bar To You Tour
Sioux Falls, SD
Oct 06 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Nampa, ID
Oct 07 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Bozeman, MT
Oct 08 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Missoula, MT
Oct 13 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Moline, IL
Oct 14 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Evansville, IN
Oct 15 2022
Bring The Bar To You Tour
Fairborn, OH



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