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Parker McCollum is one of Country music’s hottest new acts and ever since bursting onto the scene in 2020, has accomplished a laundry list of both professional and personal bucket-list experiences – including making his Grand Ole Opry debut, breaking records at the iconic Texas venue Whitewater Amphitheater where he sold out a three-night engagement, and performed for a sold-out crowd at his RODEOHOUSTON debut. On September 7th, McCollum added another honor to his already impressive resume by making his debut at Austin City Limits, where he performed to a packed house, continuing to solidify himself as one of Country music’s next generation of superstars.
“I always wondered if we had what it took to be great – to make the big times,” says McCollum. “Constantly asking myself if all the miles traveled, empty bars played, late nights loading out would be worth it. Those questions were answered when we stepped on stage at Austin City Limits. We do have what it takes and It was absolutely worth it!”
Recently, Parker was announced as a nominee for the 2022 CMA Awards for “Best New Artist.” This recognition is yet another spotlight on McCollum following his first nominations at this year’s ACM Awards (“Best New Artist of the Year”) and CMT Award (“Breakthrough Video of the Year”).
Since exploding onto the Country music scene in 2020 with his critically acclaimed and top-selling debut Country EP of the year, Hollywood Gold EP, McCollum has achieved two #1 singles (the Double-Platinum selling, “Pretty Heart,” and its follow-up single, “To Be Loved By You”). His current single, “Handle on You,” is currently impacting Country radio.