• PARKER MCCOLLUM RELEASES SPOTIFY SONG OF THE GEORGE STRAIT CLASSIC “CARRYING YOUR LOVE WITH ME.”

    Today rising country star Parker McCollum released his own version of fellow Texan George Strait’s classic “Carrying Your Love with Me,” as part of a campaign launching today by Spotify which celebrates one of the most iconic decades of country music: The 90s. As fans return to listening to songs and albums of that decade in droves, Spotify is honoring those timeless classics with a microsite, Spotify Singles, video content, and more. Featured as one of three 90s Spotify Singles, Parker McCollum’s reimagined version of “Carrying Your Love With Me,” which was a hit by Strait in 1997, was recently recorded in Nashville.

    “George Strait has been my favorite country singer my whole life. I wasn’t going to pass on the chance from Spotify to cover one of his songs,” says McCollum.  “This song is such a classic staple in country music so I was really hoping we could get it right and do the song justice. I think we did. I sure hope he and (producer) Tony Brown would think so too if they heard it.”

    According to unique user data from Spotify, US streams of the 90s Country playlist have grown 150% since 2018, and 70% among Gen-Z users in that time. Additionally, there are currently 89 million playlists from Gen-Z users containing iconic 90s Country tracks. Spotify also found that as many fans between 19-24 listen to Spotify’s 90s Country playlist as fans over 45.  That means interest in 90s Country is just as prevalent amongst fans who were just born or not born yet than it is amongst fans who were young adults at the time, showing the timeless nature of these songs.

    To listen to “Carrying Your Love With Me” as performed by Nashville-via-Texas singer-songwriter Parker McCollum, click HERE

     

    McCollum sat down with Spotify to talk about his Singles selections and the impact of 90s Country on his own music.  To view click link HERE

     

    To visit the Spotify Single microsite click HERE

  • PARKER MCCOLLUM SELLS OUT FIRST HEADLINING SHOW AT RYMAN AUDITORIUM.

    On Wednesday night (September 8th), singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and Texas native Parker McCollum played to a sold out crowd in his first headlining show at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. McCollum released his MCA debut album Gold Chain Cowboy July 30th, which has been met with widespread critical acclaim. A dedicated road warrior, McCollum has been playing to record breaking crowds, and last night he played a rousing show full of singalongs by fans including his first-ever No.1 hit and his Platinum-selling debut single, “Pretty Heart,” “Like a Cowboy,” “Love You Like That,” as well as his current single “To Be Loved By You,” and “Rest of My Life,” which he wrote during the Covid lockdown. McCollum also performed the song written for his now-fiancée who made a brief appearance on stage to the delight of the crowd, “Hallie Ray Light.” The singer, who had the fans on their feet for most of the show, also wowed the crowd with Elvis Presley’s “Suspicious Minds” and George Strait’s “Carrying Your Love With Me.” Labelmate Catie Offerman joined McCollum for the finale of “Hell of a Year.”

    “Sold out at the Ryman – I don’t know how much better it gets!” McCollum told the audience. “I don’t take it for granted – I appreciate being on this stage. The Ryman is all about country music. All I wanted to do was play country music for a living and you’re making that happen.”

    McCollum, who is featured on Dierks Bentley’s Beers On Me Tour, was also the Opry NextStage featured artist for July.

    Upcoming Parker McCollum Shows:

    9/9       The Eastern, Atlanta, GA

    9/10     Mars Music Hall, Huntsville, AL

    9/11     The Blue Room, Statesboro, GA

    9/12     Country Thunder Florida, Kissimmee, FL

    9/16     Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach, VA*

    9/17     Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC*

    9/18     PNC Music Pavilion, Charlotte, NC*

    9/19     Born and Raised 2021, Pryor, OK

    9/23     Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, SC*

    9/24     Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater, Wantagh, NY*

    9/25     Xfinity Center, Mansfield, MA*

    10/1     Cook’s Garage, Lubbock, TX

    10/2     The Cynthia Wood Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX

    10/7     The Mill & Mine, Knoxville, TN

    10/8     Manchester Music Hall, Lexington, KY

    10/9     GLC Live at 20 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI

    10/16   Country Thunder Arizona 2021, Florence, AZ

    10/21   Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, Shreveport, LA

    10/22   Saenger Theatre Mobile, Mobile, AL

    11/5     The Fillmore Detroit, Detroit, MI

    11/6     Roxian Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA

    11/18   Joe’s Live, Rosemont, IL

    11/19   Joe’s on Weed Street, Chicago, IL

    12/2     The Factory, Chesterfield, MO

    12/3     Egyptian Room at the Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN

    12/4     Goodyear Theater, Akron, OH

    12/31   Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, TX

    *Denotes the Dierks Bentley Beers On Me Tour

    McCollum has been named an ‘Artist to Watch’ by Rolling Stone, Billboard, SiriusXM, CMT, RIAA and more with American Songwriter noting, “The Texas native teeters on the edge of next-level superstardom.” McCollum recently earned his first ACM nomination for New Male Artist of the Year and he made his debut playing the famed Grand Ole Opry in Feb 2021.

    For more information, visit ParkerMcCollum.com

  • LABOR DAY LINERS 2021

    Audio / LINER Adam Hambrick (Labor Day)

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    Hey guys! It’s Adam Hambrick, hoping you have a Happy Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Labor Day)

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    Hey y’all! It’s Billy Currington, wishing you a very happy Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Boy Named Banjo (Labor Day)

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    Audio / LINER Brandon Lay (Labor Day)

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    Hey y’all! This is Brandon Lay, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Labor Day)

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    This is TJ, and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Labor Day Weekend)

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    Hey everyone! I’m Carrie Underwood, hoping you have a happy Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Labor Day)

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    Hey y’all! This is Caylee Hammack. I’m wishing you a fun and work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Labor Day)

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    Hey! It’s Darius Rucker, and I hope you have a have a happy work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Labor Day)

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    Hey! It’s Eric Church, and I hope you have a have a happy Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (Labor Day)

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    “This is Gary Allan wishing you a Happy Labor Day Weekend.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (Labor Day)

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    Hey! I’m Jon Langston. Hope you have a Happy Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Labor Day weekend)

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    Hey! It’s Jon Pardi, and I hope you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Labor Day)

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    Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Labor Day weekend)

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    Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves, hoping you have a happy Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Labor Day weekend)

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    Hi everybody! This is Keith Urban, wishing you a very happy Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Kip Moore (Labor Day)

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    Hey—what’s happening guys? This is Kip Moore, wishing you a happy and work-free Labor Day Weekend.

    Audio / LINER Kylie Morgan (Labor Day)

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    Hey, it’s Kylie Morgan, wishing you a fun and work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER LBT (Labor Day)

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    Hi! We’re Little Big Town, hoping you have a work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Labor Day)

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    Hey! It’s Luke Bryan, and I hope you have a have a happy Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Labor Day)

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    Hey everybody! I’m Maddie, and I’m Tae, and we’re Maddie & Tae, hoping you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Parker McCollum (Labor Day)

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    Hey everybody, I’m Parker McCollum, wishing you a work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Priscilla Block (Labor Day)

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    Hey, it’s Priscilla Block, wishing you a fun and work-free Labor Day Weekend.

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Labor Day)

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    Hey everybody! I’m Sam Hunt. Have a great and work-free Labor Day weekend.

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (Labor Day)

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    Hey y’all. It’s Travis Denning, hoping you have a happy and work-free Labor Day weekend.

  • PARKER McCOLLUM PLANS TO STUDY DIERKS BENTLEY ON THE BEERS ON ME TOUR.

    Parker McCollum has been entertaining large audiences for the past few years, but as he hits the road with Dierks Bentley on the Beers On Me Tour — which kicked off this past weekend, he plans to study the headliner as an artist and a businessman.

    “You know, I can’t stress enough how closely I will watch him the whole time we’re on tour with him. I fully expect to be on that level one day, and so I mean, every night that we play I’ll do my thing. We’ll go out and rip our 30, 40 minutes and then when he goes on, I’ll stand side stage and I’ll watch how he goes about his business and how he handles himself as a performer and as a businessman and how he carries himself and take mental notes every night, and hopefully get the opportunity to put those notes to work one day.”

    The Beers On Me Tour makes stops in Irvine, California on Friday (August 20th), Mountain View, California on Saturday (August 21st) and Stateline, Nevada on Sunday (August 22nd).

    Parker is making his way up the country charts with his latest song, “To Be Loved By You.”

    Audio / Parker McCollum is taking notes by watching Dierks Bentley on stage on the Beers On Me Tour.

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    Parker McCollum (watching Dierks) OC: …one day. :30
    “You know, I can’t stress enough how closely I will watch him the whole time we’re on tour with him. I fully expect to be on that level one day, and so I mean, every night that we play I’ll do my thing. We’ll go out and rip our 30, 40 minutes and then when he goes on, I’ll stand side stage and I’ll watch how he goes about his business and how he handles himself as a performer and as a businessman and how he carries himself and take mental notes every night and hopefully get the opportunity to put those notes to work one day.”

  • PARKER McCOLLUM GOLD CHAIN COWBOY ALBUM AUDIO TOOLKIT.

    We have compiled an array of content — a variety of liners and soundbites – from PARKER McCOLLUM to equip you with everything you might need to put together your own album radio special; roll-out tracks leading up to –and following — the release of his new record, GOLD CHAIN COWBOY, to use in news feeds, radio specials and much more. Check out all of details below (including audio liners and soundbites, as well as transcriptions) to create your own content surrounding Parker’s new album release.

    Parker McCollum wants it both ways. Restless soul who can slam dunk a major venue. Texas spirit who can exist on mainstream country radio. Songwriter with a sense of turpentine and truth singing for people whose life isn’t quite the truckbed/field party revel much of country music would have you believe.

    Coming up in Texas, selling out Stubbs, Billy Bobs and Nutty Browns, the brash young man with a taste for Rodney Crowell, Todd Snider and James McMurtry had just enough Houston gangster rap in the water to develop a swagger that’s miles from the good ole boy patina so many of his peers embody. But don’t let that bravado fool you, his passion for songwriting runs deep.
    “I want to have Luke Bryan success, singing Chris Knight-caliber songs,” he declares. “To have longevity, you can’t sacrifice integrity to get on the radio. People know the difference, look at Willie, look at Strait. I knew I could do Texas and never leave, or come to Nashville and do the pop-country thing. My goal is to ride the middle.”

    He exhales as he says this, takes in the landscape. He’s already notched a platinum-certified #1 with the banged-up declaration of love and betrayal “Pretty Heart.”

     

     

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  • PARKER McCOLLUM WANTS FANS TO BELIEVE IN THE SONGS ON HIS NEW ALBUM, GOLD CHAIN COWBOY.

    Parker McCollum is set to release his major label debut album Gold Chain Cowboy on Friday (July 30th) on MCA Nashville. Parker wrote all of the 10-song project, produced by Jon Randall, including his Platinum-selling No. 1 hit “Pretty Heart” and his latest song on country radio “To Be Loved By You.”

    Parker’s only hope is for fans to believe every song on the album. “The only thing I can ask is that they believe it,” says Parker. “I really believe in all the songs and wrote all the songs. As long as the listener will believe every song when they listen to it, that’s about all I can ask for.”

    Straddling Texas and Nashville, Parker has not only written on his own – the staggering Green Day-evoking “Rest of My Life” – he shares songwriting credits with Randall, Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, Randy Montana, Rhett Akins, Miranda Lambert and Songwriters Hall of Famer Tony Lane.

    Gold Chain Cowboy follows his widely praised Hollywood Gold EP released last fall which became the top-selling debut country EP of 2020. Parker has been named an ‘Artist to Watch’ by Rolling StoneBillboard, SiriusXM, CMT, RIAA and more. Rolling Stone calls Parker, “a no-holds-barred, confessional singer-songwriter who excels at relatable tales,” while American Songwriter notes, “The Texas native teeters on the edge of next-level superstardom.”

    Listen to “Rest of My Life” HERE | Pre-Save Gold Chain Cowboy HERE

    Gold Chain Cowboy Track Listing:

    1. Wait Outside (Parker McCollum, Jon Randall, Randy Rogers)
    2. Dallas (Featuring Danielle Bradbery) (Parker McCollum, Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers)
    3. To Be Loved By You (Parker McCollum, Rhett Akins)
    4. Drinkin’ (Parker McCollum, Lee Miller)
    5. Falling Apart (Parker McCollum, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall, Randy Rogers)
    6. Heart Like Mine (Parker McCollum, Tony Lane, Ben West)
    7. Why Indiana (Parker McCollum, Erik Dylan, Randy Montana)
    8. Rest Of My Life (Parker McCollum)
    9. Pretty Heart (Parker McCollum, Randy Montana)
    10. Never Loved You At All (Parker McCollum, Corey Crowder, Brian Kelley)

    Audio / Parker McCollum talks about his hopes for fans when they hear the album, Gold Chain Cowboy.

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    Parker McCollum (what he wants fans to go away with) OC: …can ask for. :26
    “What do I want the listeners to take away from listening to Gold Chain Cowboy? The only thing I can ask is that they believe it. I think my best album is yet to come, and I think this one is really good. I really believe in all the songs and wrote all the songs. As long as the listener will believe every song when they listen to it, that’s about all I can ask for.”

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  • PARKER McCOLLUM ENLISTED HIS SISTER TO HELP WITH HIS ENGAGEMENT.

    Just a few short weeks ago, Parker McCollum got engaged to his girlfriend Hallie Ray, and he enlisted the help of his event planning sister to help out to surprise his future wife.

    “The proposal I got really lucky with. My sister’s an event planner in Washington, D.C., and I’ve been so busy on the road there was no way that I was going to pull that off on my own,” says Parker. “So, her and Hallie Ray’s mom killed it. I mean, just absolutely took care of the whole deal (and) flew her family and my family in to surprise her. She’d had no idea. She thought we were going to a label dinner. She thought she was walking into this private room where everybody with the record label would be there, and then obviously, when she pulled back the curtain and saw all the flowers and all that stuff. I don’t remember what I said. She doesn’t remember what I said either, but I did the thing and then they all came down and surprised her and we had a little party. It really went off without a hitch. It was great.”

    Parker, who is making his mark on the country charts with “To Be Loved By You” (the follow-up to his No. 1 “Pretty Heart”), is set to release his new album, Gold Chain Cowboy, next Friday (July 30th).

    Audio / Parker McCollum talks about how he enlisted his sister for his proposal to is girlfriend.

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    Parker McCollum (proposal) OC: …it was great. :37
    “Well, the proposal I got really lucky with. My sister’s an event planner in Washington, D.C., and I’ve been so busy on the road there was no way that I was going to pull that off on my own. So, her and Hallie Ray’s mom killed it. I mean, just absolutely took care of the whole deal (and) flew her family and my family in to surprise her. She’d had no idea. She thought we were going to a label dinner. She thought she was walking into this private room where everybody with the record label would be there, and then obviously, when she pulled back the curtain and saw all the flowers and all that stuff. I don’t remember what I said. She doesn’t remember what I said either, but I did the thing and then they all came down and surprised her and we had a little party. It really went off without a hitch. It was great.”

  • PARKER McCOLLUM NAMED OPRY NEXTSTAGE ARTIST FOR JULY.

    Opry NextStage has named MCA Nashville’s Platinum-selling, rising country star Parker McCollum as the featured artist for July.

    Developed by Opry Entertainment Group and the Grand Ole Opry, Opry NextStage invests in the discovery and development of new artists and highlights one up-and-coming artist per month. Nashville-based country breakout artist Hailey Whitters served as the inaugural artist for 2021.

    McCollum, the ACM-nominated New Male Artist of the Year, stepped into the iconic Opry center stage for his Grand Ole Opry debut in February of this year and is set to return to the Opry on Tuesday, July 20.

    “Parker has a way of connecting with fans through a sound that is about as real as it gets,” says Jordan Pettit, Director of Artist Relations & Programming Strategy at Opry Entertainment Group. “We look forward to shining a spotlight on his craft as he continues to win over the hearts of our audiences.”

    Opry NextStage collaborations include live performances, strategic marketing support and short-form documentary-style storytelling created by Opry Entertainment’s award-winning content team.

    Opry NextStage initially launched in 2019 with four diverse artists making incredible music at the forefront of their careers. The inaugural class included Riley Green, Tegan Marie, Tenille Townes and Travis Denning.

    Opportunities for Opry NextStage artists include but are not limited to:

    • Feature performances on the Grand Ole Opry and Circle’s Opry Live broadcast and livestream (when possible)
    • Performance at a special Opry NextStage concert in 2021 and additional live opportunities
    • Content produced by Opry Entertainment’s award-winning content team that utilizes all Opry Entertainment venues including Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and Ole Red locations in Nashville; Gatlinburg, TN; Tishomingo, OK; and Orlando, FL
    • Exclusive content to be distributed via Circle broadcast, streaming and video-on demand channels
    • Customized marketing and promotion activations utilizing Opry web and social assets including Opry.com and Opry Entertainment’s millions of combined social followers
    • Other opportunities including outdoor advertising, 650 WSM-AM radio specials

    For more information on Opry NextStage, visit opry.com/nextstage.

    For 95 years, the Grand Ole Opry has created opportunities for artists throughout the country music spectrum to make strong connections with fans and fellow artists – on its stages and across its channels – from terrestrial radio to network television to the digital universe and to Circle, which is home to Opry Live and earned the Opry the No. 1 spot on Pollstar’s Top 100 Livestreamers Chart. Audiences around the world look to the Opry to showcase the very best in country music.

    Since its inception, the Opry has helped launch the careers of countless artists, including Roy Acuff, Patsy Cline, Little Jimmy Dickens, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Bill Monroe, and Dolly Parton, to name just a few. Award-winning group Little Big Town made its very first public appearance as a group on the Opry stage in 1999, and Carrie Underwood cemented a place in country music with her first Opry appearance less than two weeks after having been named American Idol in 2005.

  • FOURTH OF JULY 2021 AUDIO

    Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776, declaring independence from Great Britain. The holiday is commonly associated with fireworks displays, parades, barbecues and concerts…and with restrictions easing up all across the nation, celebrations are coming back in force, although a few may still be virtual. Some of your favorite country stars take time to remember their Fourth of July traditions, memories and what the holiday really means to them.

    Alan Jackson and Mickey Guyton are set to perform during A Capitol Fourth on the Fourth of July (Sunday) on PBS beginning at 8pm ET. Vanessa Williams, Gladys Knight, Jimmy Buffett, Jimmie Allen and Train are also among the stars performing during the special.

     

    Reba McEntire is set to perform during this year’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. The special, which will also feature performances by the Black Pumas, Coldplay and One Republic, among others, will air Sunday, July 4th from 8-10pm ET with an hour-long encore presentation at 10pm ET.

    Priscilla Block will perform during Nashville’s Fourth of July celebration, Let Freedom Sing!. The free event will take place in downtown Nashville on lower Broadway and will also feature performances by Lilly Hiatt, Regi Wooten and Friends, the Nashville Symphony and headliner Brad Paisley.

    Parker McCollum will perform on the Fourth of July at the WhiteWater Amphitheater in New Braunfels, Texas.

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    Audio / Adam Hambrick has two things that make the Fourth of July spectacular.

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    Adam Hambrick (Fourth of July) OC: …July. :11
    “Fire up the grill and blow something up. Two things that are important for a good time on the Fourth of July – one (is) fire and meat. Those two things make a Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / Alan Jackson recalls one of the coolest Fourth of July memories he’s ever enjoyed.

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    AJ (fave 4th of July memory) OC: …very cool. :58
    Well, this one is hard to beat. A couple of years ago, maybe longer than that now, I had an old boat in Florida. It’s like an old antique motor yacht, and it was kind of a cool old boat. I had taken that boat, I’ve always wanted to take it up north like to New York and up in that area, up in the northeast where it’s so pretty. So, we took the boat up there and Denise and the girls, we all went up. They like going to New York City, which I don’t really care about going to the city. So, I got to stay in my boat there at the harbor tied up, which was cool anyway. So they spent time in the city a few days and then that was Fourth of July, and we went out in the Hudson River that night and they shot the fireworks off and we were anchored out in front of the Statue of Liberty and New York City was behind us, and the Statue of Liberty and the fireworks were going off sitting on that boat. That was the coolest thing and my girls still talk about that. I mean, that was the coolest thing on Fourth of July I can ever remember. I can’t top that one probably. It was emotional sitting there watching the Statue of Liberty and thinking about all that. It was very cool.”

    Audio / Billy Currington talks about his favorite Fourth of July memories.

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    Billy Currington (4th of July) OC: …of my life. :16
    “My best memories would be hanging out with my mom, brother and sister on the beach on Tybee Island right off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. We’d go there every year, and we’d light our own fireworks and watch the ones that they had for us. They were the best times, some of the best times of my life.”

    Audio / Brandon Lay talks about what he and family would do over the Fourth of July holiday.

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    Brandon Lay (Fourth of July) OC: …good times. :47
    “I remember everybody hanging out at my grandmother’s and we would drive down the road to a fireworks stand off the side of Highway 45 out there in Jackson [Tennessee]. Just getting the bottle rockets and Black Cats and bringing ‘em back to the house, it felt like it was an eternity before it got dark. We just kept wanting to light ‘em and our parents would tell us it ain’t time, but just how exhilarating it was to see ‘em shoot up. We’re not talking big time fireworks here, but you would’ve thought that it was. It’s funny just how you remember things, but I just remember a screen door at my grandmother’s, running in and out, in and out, in and out and four wild little cousins running around. It was good times.”

    Audio / Carrie Underwood recalls one of her favorite Fourth of July memories.

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    Carrie Underwood (favorite Fourth of July memory) OC: …work out. :51
    “I think my favorite Fourth of July memory would be going to the fireworks stand and picking out which fireworks I wanted to do. I must’ve been like 7 or 8, and I came home and made a list of what order I wanted to do them in, because I wanted to put a show on for Mom and Dad, and of course I couldn’t wait until it was dark outside (laughs). So, I made my Mom and Dad get the lawn chairs and come out to the backyard and watch some not very dramatic fireworks at like six o’clock in the evening, but I was so proud of myself, and I was so proud of the show that I put on. So, I feel like that was a little training for what I do now – putting on shows, figuring out how it’s all going to work out.”

    Audio / Darius Rucker enjoys setting off fireworks.

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    Darius Rucker (fireworks) OC: …off once. :15
    “Oh, I love fireworks. We had the bottle rocket fights and all that good stuff. I was the typical little crazy kid, you know. In South Carolina, it was always legal, so we shot fireworks when it was legal. We did all that sort of stuff. I almost blew my hand off once.”

    Audio / Dierks Bentley says the people of this country are what define America.

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    Dierks (people are America) OC: …all about. :17
    “The definition of America to me, you know, getting a chance to travel across the country on a tour bus, stepping upon stages whether it be county fairs, state fairs, arenas, rock bars, the Opry stage, anywhere across the country and looking out at that crowd and seeing people. The people, to me, are what America’s all about.”

    Audio / Eric Church recalls his family activities on the Fourth of July holiday.

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    Eric Church (4th of July) OC: …freedoms. 1:17
    “The Fourth of July for me, growing up we would always go to the lake, we didn’t live on the lake but we would all go to the lake. Had a buddy who had a pontoon and we would always get on the pontoon and you go out and you’d tie all the pontoons together and just have a big time. This was before, I was younger then, the adults were having more fun than we were, you know it was just to go swim in the water and shoot off fireworks. Basically, water tailgating is what it was. And then as we got older, same thing…we would just, us younger kids had our own boat and we had as much fun as the adults.”

    Audio / Jon Langston talks about what he usually does on the Fourth of July,

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    Jon Langston (Fourth of July) OC: …either way. :17
    “The Fourth of July is usually different every year. We’re usually playing shows, or we’re out on the lake or at the beach, or sometimes I’ve said, ‘I’m staying at home,’ shooting fireworks off the back porch or something. That’s probably not the safest thing, but we have a good time either way.”

    Audio / JORDAN DAVIS TALKS ABOUT SOME OF HIS FAVORITE CHILDHOOD FOURTH OF JULY MEMORIES.

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    Jordan Davis (Fourth of July) 2 OC: …really cool. :17
    “Probably baseball games, firework shows at baseball games. We’d go to Shreveport Captains games, so yeah, we’d do that or barbecues and fireworks. I can remember being on the lake for a couple of Fourth of Julys. We’d take the boat out and we’d watch the downtown fireworks show from the boat, which was really cool.”

    Audio / Josh Turner talks about the fireworks “wars” his family would have when he was growing up.

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    Josh Turner (fireworks) OC: …of money. [laughs] :20
    “Yeah, we had fireworks around, especially my Daddy’s family. All the individual families had a lot of competition with each other and tried to outdo each other to try to see who had the biggest and baddest fireworks and all that. [laughs] My daddy, I think, was the smartest one. He just went out and bought maybe $25 worth of fireworks and let everybody else put on the big show, so he saved a lot of money.” [laughs]

    Audio / Keith Urban recalls coming over to America for the first time.

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    Keith Urban (coming to America 1st time) OC: …as I could. :39
    “1989 was the first year I came to the States, and it had always been my goal, but I had no plan on how to get here. It was just a case of keep playing, keep getting better at what you do, and then hopefully, somehow, some way I’ll end up over here. The guy who was managing me at the time, we just planned a trip over here – it was actually for the New Music Seminar in New York. And we came over for that, and then we did a trip down to Nashville, and I shopping my little demo around. I think I humored everybody more than anything else [laughs] with my tragic, ill-fitting demo for the time. So, I left there, but I was just so committed to coming back as quick as I could.”

    Audio / Kip Moore says he’s very proud of the U.S. military and can’t imagine having to do what they do to protect the United States.

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    Kip Moore (Fourth of July-soldiers) OC: …every day. :32
    “I’m a very, very patriotic person, proud of the country that I live in, and I’m very proud of what those guys do for us each and every day, and I don’t take it for granted one bit. My grandparents were in the military, fought wars, and I’ve seen the battle that they go through, just the horror of remember things. When I start to think that I’m half-way tough, I realize how I’m not one bit when I talk to soldiers when I’m out and realize the things that they go through. I can’t imagine facing what those guys face every day.”

    Audio / Luke Bryan recalls one of his favorite Fourth of July memories.

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    Luke Bryan (4th of July memories) OC: …we used to. :21
    “Some of my favorite Fourth of July memories were spent on Lake Blackshear down in Georgia with my family. I was always kind of in charge of driving home from Tennessee and picking up all the fireworks and my nieces and nephews always got excited when I rolled in because they knew I had all the fireworks. But, it was always a great memory, and I miss not getting to do that as much as we used to.”

    Audio / MADDIE & TAE TALK ABOUT THEIR FOURTH OF JULY TRADITIONS.

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    Maddie & Tae (Fourth of July) OC: …it’s perfect. :29
    TAE: “One of my favorite Fourth of July traditions – I’d say it’s a tradition ‘cause it happens every year, but I’m not always able to make it – is that we go to my grandparents in Oklahoma, and we all line up lawn chairs right in front of their garage and we just light fireworks. We always do it far away and then we light it, and we always run back and watch the fireworks, but that’s probably one of my favorite memories.” MADDIE: “My birthday is July 7th, so I always get built-in fireworks for my birthday, and sometimes we actually celebrate it on the 4th, because there’s fireworks everywhere, so it’s perfect.”

    Audio / Parker McCollum talks about his favorite Fourth of July memories. NOTE: Do NOT try this at home.

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    Parker McCollum (Fourth of July) OC: …days of my life. :23
    “My favorite Fourth of July memories growing up are actually kind of dangerous now that I think about it, but we used to have fireworks wars where we’d shoot like roman candles and bottle rockets. We’d always go to my grandma’s house, pop fireworks and we’d end up shooting ’em at each other and having wars; no eye protection, no nothing, just shooting bottle rockets at each other’s faces. But it was so fun; some of the best days of my life.”

    Audio / Priscilla Block says the Fourth of July is one of her favorite holidays.

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    Priscilla Block (Fourth of July) OC: …we get crazy. :26
    “I love Fourth of July. I usually always have a Fourth of July party. It is known that there is a slip-n-slide at my house on Fourth of July. You know, it’s such a great holiday to just bring friends together and, I don’t know, we get wild on the Fourth. We get crazy.”

    Audio / Sam Hunt talks about what he and his family did over the Fourth of July holiday when he was growing up in Georgia.

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    Sam Hunt (Fourth of July) OC: …good time. :39
    “My granddad on the other side of my family, he would always take a lot of pride…fireworks were actually, I’m from Georgia, and most of them were illegal, I’m pretty sure, growing up. But over in Alabama, that’s where all the firework stands were, and we only had to drive 10, 15 minutes to get to the Alabama line, so we could go get a bundle of fireworks pretty easy. But he would always take a lot of pride in going and finding all the good stuff, and coming back with a  big pile. He’d have his torch out there at the end of the driveway and we’d all eat homemade ice cream and put down towels on the driveway and he’d shoot off fireworks for 30-45 minutes. Such a good time.”

    Audio / TRAVIS DENNING TALKS ABOUT THE FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS HIS HOMETOWN OF WARNER ROBINS, GEORGIA WOULD THROW EVERY YEAR.

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    Travis Denning (Fourth of July) OC: …will love. :51
    “Fourth of July in Warner Robins, Georgia is an event. It’s something else. In fact, forever they’ve thrown an Independence Day concert, and back in the day, it was huge. It was the biggest thing they did all year. They would actually have the concert in the MAC (McConnell-Talbert Stadium), which was the high school football stadium that Warner Robins and Northside and Houston County shared. I mean, one year they had Wynonna play and then they had Josh Turner one year, Darius Rucker. I mean it was like a big deal, and there’d be 15,000, 20,000 people there, and I think it’s so cool that there’s a little bit of a legacy of people coming together in that town and making something happen, you know? I’ll never forget going to those shows and thinking, I was more proud of what the city had done. I was like, ‘That’s just so cool that they could put together a show like this, an event that everybody will love.”

     

  • FOURTH OF JULY LINERS 2021

    Audio / LINER Adam Hambrick (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey! This is Adam Hambrick, wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER AJ (4th of July)

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    “Hey! This is Alan Jackson, wishing you a happy and safe Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Billy Currington (4th of July)

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    “Hey guys! I’m Billy Currington, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Brandon Lay (Fourth of July)

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    “What’s up, everybody? This is Brandon Lay, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Bros Osborne (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey y’all! I’m John, and I’m TJ, and we are Brothers Osborne, wish you a very Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Carrie Underwood (Fourth of July)

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    “Hi! This is Carrie Underwood wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey y’all! This is Caylee Hammack wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Independence Day)

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    “Hey y’all! This is Caylee Hammack. Happy Independence Day, everybody!”

    Audio / LINER Chrissy Metz (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey! This is Chrissy Metz, wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Darius (4th of July)

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    “Hey y’all, what’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a very, very happy Fourth of July!”

    Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (4th of July)

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    “Hey everybody! This is Dierks Bentley, wishing you a Happy and safe Fourth of July.

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (4th of July)

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    “Hey this is Eric Church, wishing you a very happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Gary Allan (4th of July)

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    “Hey! This is Gary Allan. Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Langston (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Jon Langston wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (4th of July)

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    “Hi, it’s Jon Pardi, wishing you a happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (summer)

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    Hey everybody, Keith Urban here, wanting to wish you all a fantastic and safe summer. Enjoy the sunshine. Hopefully, you’ll get to spend some time with the ones you love, and hopefully, we’ll also get to see you out on the road.”

    Audio / LINER Kylie Morgan (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey y’all. This is Kylie Morgan, wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Lauren Alaina (4th of July)

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    “Hey! It’s Lauren Alaina. Have a safe and happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER LBT (4th of July)

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    “Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy Fourth of July!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (4th of July)

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    “Hey! This is Luke Bryan, wishing you a very happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey everybody! I’m Maddie, and I’m Tae and we’re Maddie & Tae, wishing you a safe and happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Mickey Guyton (4th of July)

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    “Hey! This is Mickey Guyton, wishing you a Happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Parker McCollum (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey everybody. I’m Parker McCollum, wishing you a Happy and safe Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Priscilla Block (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey, it’s Priscilla Block, wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”

     

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey everybody! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a safe and happy Fourth of July.”

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (Fourth of July)

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    “Hey y’all! It’s Travis Denning, wishing you a safe and Happy Fourth of July.”