MCA Nashville’s Parker McCollum made his debut performance at the world-renowned Grand Ole Opry Saturday night. Labelmate Dierks Bentley initially invited Parker to make his debut performance (watch HERE) and was on hand to introduce the up-and-comer to the Opry crowd. A knowledgeable connoisseur of classic country, Parker performed Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Middle Aged Crazy” in addition to his debut No.1 hit single “Pretty Heart.” Furthering the celebration, Jordan Pettit and Dan Rogers from Opry Entertainment were on hand to surprise Parker with a plaque commemorating the RIAA Platinum Certification of “Pretty Heart.”
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Photo ID (L-R): Opry Entertainment Group Director of Artist Relations and Programming Strategy Jordan Pettit, Parker McCollum, Grand Ole Opry Vice President and Executive Producer Dan Rogers
Last month, Parker performed “Pretty Heart” as part of his national TV debut on NBC’s 3rd Hour of Today, watch HERE. Since its release, “Pretty Heart” has accumulated impressive streaming numbers and has consistently stayed in the Top 10 on the country streaming chart averaging almost 7M streams a week. “Pretty Heart” is featured on Parker’s recent EP, Hollywood Gold, which debuted Top 10 on the Billboard country chart and marked the highest-selling debut country EP for 2020.
Parker just released his new single “To Be Loved By You” which he cowrote with Rhett Akins. “To Be Loved By You” was most added at country radio upon its debut and fans can watch the music video featuring an energetic performance from Parker HERE.
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 two sold-out Billy Bob’s along the way. Born in Conroe, TX, and currently based in Austin, the 28-year-old entrepreneurially-spirited artist bridges the gap between Texas’ homegrown music scene and Nashville’s country-industry headquarters. For a full list of tour dates, news and more, visit www.parkermccollum.com