This week, we feature American Americana country singer-songwriter Parker McCollum

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Born June 15, 1992 is an American Americana and country singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas. The owner of PYM Music, he released his first single and EP in 2013, and his full-length debut album The Limestone Kid was released on February 24, 2015.

 

The Austin Chronicle gave the release 3.5/5 stars, writing that “it’s too early to declare The Limestone Kid debut of the year, but it’s already one to beat,” and comparing McCollum’s music to that of Charlie Robison. McCollum and his backing band announced a 2015 tour of Texas in support of the album, performing at events such as RedGorilla Music Fest. McCollum released the EP Probably Wrong: Session One on July 7, 2017, and followed it with Probably Wrong: Session Two on September 8, 2017. The full Probably Wrong album was released on November 10, 2017.

 

No 4. Highway. Released June 5, 2013, and later included on his debut EP A Red Town View.

 

He was raised in Conroe, Texas near Houston. Early in his life he listened to classic country musicians such as Willie Nelson, Buck Owens and Porter Wagoner, and his family introduced him to red dirt musicians such as Cross Canadian Ragweed, Pat Green and Chris Knight. Working summers on a cattle ranch with his grandfather, McCollum was further exposed to artists such as Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, and Steve Earle.

In elementary school McCollum learned violin and played in the school orchestra, and he started learning guitar at age thirteen. At thirteen he also began writing his own music, mixing genres such as Texas country music, Americana, and indie rock.

 

No 3. Meet You In The Middle. Off the “Lime Tone Kid” Album released in 2015.

 

No 2. Misunderstood. Off the album “Probably Wrong” released in 2017. It peaked at no 13 on the Texas Regional Chart.

 

He currently has two Albums:
– The Limestone Kid – 2015
– Probably Wrong – 2017

 

…and four EPs:

– A Red Town View
– Probably Wrong: Session One
– Probably Wrong: Session Two
– Hollywood Gold

 

No 1. Pretty Heart. First single release for MCA Nashville. McCollum wrote the song with Randy Montana.

Charts                                          Peak

Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 80
Canada Country (Billboard) 10
Texas Regional (Billboard) 1
US Billboard Hot 100 36
US Country Airplay (Billboard) 1
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard) 4

 

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