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When you first see Parker McCollum emerge onto the stage, donning a white t-shirt, a thin gold chain and his trusty snapback, you might assume that he’s attempting to instigate a Bro-Country revival.

But scratch beneath this glossy exterior, and you'll find a traditionalist crooner with a penchant for George Strait. This is best exhibited on McCollum's first two independently released records, 2015’s The Limestone Kid and 2017’s Probably Wrong, both of which blended folk and alt-country with a classic Texas twist.

The Limestone Kid, a record that he funded off his own back after a chance meeting with Ryan Bingham’s former band-member, Corby Schaub, began to build McCollum a burgeoning regional following.

On Probably Wrong, McCollum introduced hints of the radio-friendly sound that he has become known for. The album landed at No. 6 on Billboard’s Heatseekers chart, with the project’s forlorn closing track, ‘Hell Of A Year’, quickly becoming a fan-favourite.

Somewhere between the burning agony of ‘I Can’t Breathe’ and the cool blues of ‘South of the City Lights’ is where Parker McCollum’s sonic sweet-spot lies - and after signing with Universal in 2019, his debut single hit it on the screws. ‘Pretty Heart’ surged to the top of Billboard’s US Country Airplay charts and broke into the upper half of the Billboard Hot 100.

The anthem remains McCollum’s most recognisable song to date, and it paved the way for his 2021 album, Gold Chain Cowboy. Despite being a more polished offering with slick, Nashvillian production, the project made a point of holding fast to McCollum’s Texas country roots. The record spawned ‘Pretty Heart’’s moody follow-up hit, ‘To Be Loved By You’.

In 2022, Parker McCollum won the ACM Award for New Male Artist of the Year. In the same year, McCollum went on to release ‘Handle On You’ and ‘Stoned’, two singles that once again zeroed in on his hypnotic, brooding brand of country.

  • Full name: Parker Yancey McCollum
  • Born: June 15, 1992
  • Hometown: Conroe, Texas
  • Genre: Country
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BREAKINGParker McCollum Releases New Music Video for ‘Handle On You’

By Maxim Mower, February 3, 2023

The whiskey-drenched single currently sits at 14 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

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BREAKINGParker McCollum New Album 2023: Release Date and Tracklist

By Maxim Mower, February 1, 2023

The ‘Pretty Heart’ star is gearing up to release his Gold Chain Cowboy follow-up on May 12.

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BREAKINGParker McCollum Prepares New Song for February 17

By Maxim Mower, February 1, 2023

The single will appear on the ‘Pretty Heart’ hitmaker's upcoming album, which is set to be released on May 12.

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BREAKINGCody Johnson, Lainey Wilson, Parker McCollum and More to Perform at Watershed Festival 2023

By Maxim Mower, January 27, 2023

The country stars join a stellar line-up that also includes Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Ernest and Carly Pearce.

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BREAKINGHARDY, Ernest, Parker McCollum and More Unveiled for Night in the Country Nevada 2023

By Maxim Mower, January 25, 2023

A range of high-profile artists, such as 49 Winchester, The Steel Woods and Ian Munsick, are also set to perform in July.

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BREAKINGParker McCollum Reveals New Album will be Released on May 12th

By Maxim Mower, January 23, 2023

The Texas singer-songwriter has already released a series of singles from the project, including ‘Handle On You’ and ‘Stoned’.

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BREAKINGZach Bryan, HARDY and Parker McCollum Featured on Big Sky: Deadly Trails Season 3 Finale Soundtrack

By Maxim Mower, January 20, 2023

The dramatic third season closer aired on January 19 on ABC.

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BREAKINGJon Pardi, Parker McCollum, Lainey Wilson and More Announced for GoldenSky Festival 2023

By Maxim Mower, January 19, 2023

Joining them in Sacramento, California this October will be Maren Morris, Eric Church, Megan Moroney and more.

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BREAKINGParker McCollum Teases New Unreleased Song, ‘Lessons From An Old Man’

By Maxim Mower, December 16, 2022

The Texas singer-songwriter confirmed that the unreleased track would be featured on his upcoming album.

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Parker McCollum, Bailey Zimmerman and More to Perform at Tailgate N’ Tallboys Bloomington 2023

By Maxim Mower, December 14, 2022

They join a star-studded array of already announced performers that includes Lainey Wilson, Kane Brown, Nickelback, Jelly Roll and more.

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Parker McCollum and Bailey Zimmerman Announced for Country Thunder Wisconsin 2023

By Maxim Mower, December 13, 2022

The duo will join the already announced line-up, which features Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi and more.

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Parker McCollum Announced for Barefoot Country Music Fest 2023

By Maxim Mower, November 23, 2022

The Texan singer-songwriter joins Blake Shelton, Darius Rucker, Kid Rock and more for the June event.

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Parker McCollum, Koe Wetzel and Ashley McBryde to Headline Headwaters Country Jam 2023

By Maxim Mower, November 14, 2022

The festival is set to take place at Three Forks, Montana on July 27-28.

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INTERVIEWIntroducing: Parker McCollum

By Paul Sexton, January 19, 2021

Country's freshest No.1-hit maker speaks with Paul Sexton on writing songs in the mirror, aiming high with MCA and his love for The Rolling Stones.

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INTERVIEWCuts The Deepest: Parker McCollum

By Helen M Jerome, September 30, 2021

Parker McCollum is raring to go. He’s 29 years old, and after a couple of self-released records, the proud Texan has just released his major-label debut, Gold Chain Cowboy.

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Parker McCollum achieves first radio No.1

By Ciara Bains, December 24, 2020

It ticks off an exciting year for the rising authentic voice.