McCollum’s autumn tour will kick off September 12 at Athens, Georgia’s Georgia Theatre. From there, the Texas-based phenomenon will cut a wide circle across the American South and Midwest, making stops in cities like Baton Rouge and Chicago along the way. Tickets for the majority of his performances will go on sale Friday, August 16th, at 10 a.m. local time.
It’s been a year of milestones for Parker McCollum, whom Rolling Stone hails as a “no-holds-barred, confessional singer-songwriter for fans of John Mayer [and] Jason Isbell.” Weeks before announcing his major-label record deal with Universal, the songwriter played a sold-out show at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth — an immense, 5,500-capacity venue that hosted only five sold-out shows during the previous year. In addition, McCollum has recently performed sold-out shows in markets like Corpus Christi, TX; Oklahoma City, OK; and Fayetteville, AK, while also setting a new record for the largest-selling gig in history in San Marcos, TX.
“I like his music, his style and his work ethic, ” said ACM Chairman Ed Warm, on naming McCollum the Breakout Star of 2019.
Although McCollum is currently wrapping up a handful of shows in his home state of Texas, the songwriter’s audience truly stretches from coast to coast. Earlier this summer, thousands of pedestrians in New York City’s Times Square watched as McCollum’s newest video — an emotional duet with fellow country star Danielle Bradbery — premiered on a multi-story electronic billboard. The pair’s updated version of “Shallow,” originally performed by Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born, showed a tender side of McCollum, whose songs also shine a light on the road-ready work ethic and Texas-sized hooks that have earned accolades from The Austin Chronicle, Parade, and dozens of national outlets.
Parker McCollum’s Fall dates include:
9/12/19 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre #
9/26/19 – Nacogdoches, TX @ Banita Creek Hall *
9/27/19 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Texas Club #
11/2/19 – Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom #
11/8/19 – Odessa, TX @ Dos Amigos #
11/15/19 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City #
11/22/19 – Chicago, IL @ Joe’s Sport Bar #
# On sale August 16th at 10 a.m. local time
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.