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Parker McCollum's ‘Hell of a Year’ and ‘I Can't Breathe’ are Certified Gold

July 31, 2023 9:56 am GMT
Last Edited December 19, 2023 10:12 pm GMT

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Parker McCollum has earned two new Gold RIAA certifications for ‘Hell of a Year’ and ‘I Can't Breathe’. Both tracks appeared on the Texan's acclaimed 2017 album, Probably Wrong.

Although ‘Pretty Heart’ was undoubtedly McCollum's break-out single, and went on to become his first Country Radio No. 1, ‘Hell of a Year’ is still considered his first big hit by many fans.

The brooding, melancholic ballad showcased the singer-songwriter's ability to lace a combination of angst and regret into his vocals, while still coming across as overwhelmingly laid-back and conversational.

‘I Can't Breathe’ is similarly despondent, but finds Parker McCollum dialling up the emotional intensity, with his sleek vocals being underpinned by a sense of heart-rending frustration and desperation as he begs for his partner to come back to him (“I can't breathe, baby, I'm dyin' / Why are you cryin' while I'm tryin' for this love?”).

Both tracks highlight Parker McCollum's appeal as an outwardly macho, confident crooner who refreshingly isn't afraid to be vulnerable and lay his deepest feelings out on the table.

With Parker McCollum having dropped a brand new album, Never Enough, in May, fans will certainly be expecting a slew of highlights from the celebrated project to earn the ‘Handle On You’ songsmith new RIAA certifications in the coming weeks.

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Written by Maxim Mower
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