Parker McCollum releases “Pretty Heart” today, his first song since signing with MCA Nashville earlier this Summer. McCollum, who released two highly-acclaimed albums as an independent artist, hasn’t released new music yet this year and his fans have been eagerly awaiting. Listen here.
“It’s been a while since I’ve put new music out,” shares Parker. “’Pretty Heart’ is for everyone who has ever come out to support us on the road, listened to and shared my music. All I have ever wanted is to write Country songs and sing Country music, and I’m excited for the opportunity to expose even more folks to my music.”
“Pretty Heart” was co-written by McCollum and Randy Montana and was produced by Jon Randall, a GRAMMY-winning producer and multi-platinum songwriter who’s worked with Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, and Brad Paisley.
Earlier this summer, McCollum announced new headlining shows in markets including Athens, GA; Baton Rouge, LA; and Chicago, IL. Stretching from September to late November, those shows will round out a celebrated year whose highlights include a sold-out show at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth — a rare feat for the 5,500-capacity venue, which only hosted five sold-out shows during the previous year — and a record-breaking show in San Marcos, TX, whose attendance marked the city’s largest-selling gig in history.
Parker McCollum’s Fall dates include:
8/30/19 Waco, TX @ The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill
8/31/19 Stephenville, TX @ Twisted J Live with Randy Rogers Band
9/1/19 New Braunfels, TX @ White Water Amphitheater
9/5/19 Manhattan, KS @ The Manhattan
9/6/19 Stillwater, OK @ Tumbleweed Dance Hall
9/7/19 Albany, TX @ CareFest 2019
9/12/19 Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre
9/13/19 Oxford, MS @ The Lyric Oxford
9/14/19 Fort Worth, TX @ Koe Wetzel’s Incredible Music Festival
9/19/19 Tahlequah, OK @ Medicine Stone Music Festival
9/20/19 Lubbock, TX @ JAB FEST 2019
9/21/19 Lubbock, TX @ JAB FEST 2019
9/26/19 Nacogdoches, TX @ Banita Creek Hall
9/27/19 Baton Rouge, LA @ Texas Club
9/28/19 Pasadena, TX @ Pasadena Livestock Show and Rodeo
10/18/19 Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
10/19/19 Shiner, TX @ Shiner Music Fest
10/26/19 Corpus Christi, TX @ Concrete Street Amphitheater
10/30/19 Starkville, MS @ Rick’s Café
10/31/19 Fayetteville, AR @ George’s Majestic Lounge
11/1/19 Miami, OK @ Buffalo Run Casino and Resort
11/2/19 Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom
11/8/19 Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos
11/22/19 Chicago, IL @ Joe’s Sport Bar
11/30/19 Beaumont, TX @ Ford Arena
For a full tour calendar, please visit: www.parkermccollum.com
About 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 a sold-out Billy Bob’s (May 2019) along the way.
Born in Conroe, TX, and currently based in Austin, the 27-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.
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Parker McCollum (Pretty Heart) OC: …chase this dream. :43
“‘Pretty Heart’ was a song, er hook that I had had and a melody I’d had for a long time that I had forgotten about. I was scrolling back through my Instagram one night, looking for something one night and I had found a video of me singing it that I had posted forever ago. I was like, ‘Man, how did I forget about that?’ I think that was the day before I was flying up here (Nashville) to write with my buddy Randy Montana. I was like, ‘Maybe he’d like that idea.’ I took it to him, and he just fell in love with it and that was like two or three hours that we just cranked it out. We were like, ‘Man! That was it.’ All those songs come from very real-life experiences – good and bad choices and decisions that I’ve made on my own. But they’re all just about past relationships and giving those up to chase this dream.”