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XTU On Tap: New Artist Discovery

Meet Parker McCollum:

A singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and dedicated road warrior, Parker McCollum began building a following in his native Texas with 2015’s The Limestone Kid.

The album track “Meet You in The Middle” became a hit on Texas’ regional radio chart — no small feat for an independent, 22-year-old musician — but it was the album’s widely-acclaimed follow-up, Probably Wrong, that helped Parker find national success. Compared to John Mayer and Jason Isbell by Rolling Stone, Parker supported the album with a string of sold-out shows, bringing record-breaking crowds to venues like San Angelo’s RiverStage and two sold-out Billy Bob’s along the way.

Born in Conroe, TX, and currently based in Austin, the 28-year-old entrepreneurially-spirited artist bridges the gap between Texas’ homegrown music scene and Nashville’s country-industry headquarters. His songwriting, which has been hailed by The Austin Chronicle for “carrying on the traditions of Texas music without pretension or referring to pickup trucks,” earned him a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Nashville in May 2018 and a recording deal with Universal Music Group Nashville in June 2019.

Parker just announced his new EP, Hollywood Gold, is set to be released October 16 and is named after a horse his grandfather owned decades ago. Hollywood Gold includes Parker’s debut single “Pretty Heart” which has already cracked Top 15 on the country radio chart averaging almost 4 Million streams a week. Parker has been named an artist to watch by Rolling Stone, Billboard, SiriusXM, CMT and more with American Songwriter noting, “The Texas native teeters on the edge of next-level superstardom, taking cues from rule breakers like Chris Stapleton and Kacey Musgraves. 2020 will be his long-overdue breakout.”

Parker McCollum - To Be Loved By You (Official Music Video)

The official music video for Parker McCollum's "To Be Loved By You".Subscribe to Parker McCollum's channel: https://umgn.us/ParkerMcCollumSubscribeListen to ...

Get to Know Parker McCollum:

PARKER MCCOLLUM TALKS ABOUT WRITING AND RECORDING HIS NEW SINGLE, “TO BE LOVED BY YOU.”

 PARKER MCCOLLUM TALKS ABOUT HIS RECENT NO. 1 SONG, “PRETTY HEART.”

PARKER MCCOLLUM SAYS HE DREAMED OF HAVING COUNTRY MUSIC SUCCESS WHEN HE WAS JUST A TEENAGER.

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