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.
For a full tour calendar, please visit: www.parkermccollum.com
New song, “Pretty Heart” out now! https://strm.to/PrettyHeartFp
Carrie Underwood helps pay tribute to Linda Ronstadt during this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, airing this weekend. Carrie performed “When Will I Be Loved” and “Blue Bayou,” while Trisha Yearwood sang “You’re No Good” and her huge pop duet with Aaron Neville “Don’t Know Much.”
The 42nd Annual Kennedy Honors, which was taped last week at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., will air Sunday (December 15th) at 8pm ET on CBS.
Country music superstar Alan Jackson will continue his career-long tradition of showcasing new talent on tour by inviting artists from his Nashville honky-tonk, AJ’s Good Time Bar, to perform at several of his concerts for the second year in a row.
Three acts known to locals and those who visit Jackson’s self-owned venue on Music City’s famed Lower Broadway – the duos Carolina Pine and Steel Blossoms and singer-songwriter Cory Farley – will each be featured at stops on Jackson’s 2020 tour. Each night, one will take the stage prior to Jackson’s special guest Tenille Townes (on most shows; schedule below).
Jackson has a long history of giving new talent their first chances to perform in front of arena-size crowds – artists who’ve been on one of their “first big tours” with Alan include Brad Paisley, LeAnn Rimes, Sara Evans, Chris Young and, more recently, Jon Pardi and Lauren Alaina. The Country Music Hall of Famer has been proud to provide such talent with an opportunity to perform in front of enthusiastic and welcoming crowds over the years. The inclusion of Carolina Pine, Cory Farley and Steel Blossoms will continue that tradition, while also giving audiences a sense of the music that can be experienced nightly at AJ’s, the bar rated “No. 1 Honky-Tonk in Nashville” by Billboard.
Alan Jackson’s concerts find the country icon performing hits that have gained him legions of longtime fans, songs that continue to draw new crowds as new generations discover his music. His repertoire stands the test of time; it has impacted all sorts of artists who cite Jackson as an influence…and has earned him his place alongside music’s greatest names in the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Fans will hear the songs they love from the man who wrote them and made them famous – such enduring hits as “Here in The Real World,” “Chattahoochee,” “Drive,” “Gone Country,” “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” and many more.
Tickets for Alan Jackson’s 2020 Tour are available at alanjackson.com/tour, where you can find information about Alan, his tour schedule, music and more. VIP Experiences are also available for many of Jackson’s 2020 shows.
ALAN JACKSON’S 2020 TOUR
More Shows to Be Added!
Friday, January 10 Cincinnati, OH (Heritage Bank Center) ++
Saturday, January 11 Columbia, SC (Colonial Life Arena) ++
Friday, February 14 Atlanta, GA (State Farm Arena) ^^
Saturday, February 15 New Orleans, LA (Smoothie King Center) ^^
Friday, February 21 El Paso, TX (UTEP Don Haskins Center) **
Saturday, February 22 Fort Worth, TX (Dickies Arena) **
Thursday, March 26 Tulsa, OK (BOK Center) **
Friday, March 27 Springfield, MO (JQH Arena) **
Saturday, April 25 Glendale, AZ (Gila River Arena) ## ^^
Sunday, April 26 Indio, CA (Stagecoach Festival) <>
Thursday, July 9 Ft. Loramie, OH (Country Concert) <>
Friday, August 7 Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena)
Friday, August 28 Detroit, MI (Little Caesars Arena) ## ^^
Saturday, August 29 Green Bay, WI (Resch Center) ## ^^
Friday, September 11 Des Moines, IA (Wells Fargo Arena) ## **
Saturday, September 12 Milwaukee, WI (Fiserv Forum) ## **
Friday, October 2 Salt Lake City, UT (Vivint Smart Home Arena) ## ++
Saturday, October 3 Denver, CO (Pepsi Center) ## ++
Tickets on sale now for all dates unless otherwise noted
Special Guest Tenille Townes on all dates (except 4/25, 9/11, 9/12 and festival events)
## Tickets on sale Friday, December 13
++ featuring Steel Blossoms
^^ featuring Carolina Pine
** featuring Cory Farley
Here are holiday liners from some UMG Nashville artists, including Adam Hambrick, Alan Jackson, Billy Currington, Brandon Lay, Brothers Osborne, Clare Dunn, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Gary Allan, George Strait, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Josh Turner, Kassi Ashton, Keith Urban, Kip Moore, Lauren Alaina, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Maddie & Tae, Parker McCollum, Sam Hunt, Shania Twain, Travis Denning and more!
“Hey everybody! I’m Adam Hambrick, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”
“Hey everybody! I’m Adam Hambrick. Happy Holidays.”
“Hi! This is Alan Jackson, and I’m wishing y’all a very Merry Christmas.”
“Hi! Billy Currington here, wishing you and your family a safe and Happy Holiday Season.”
“Hey! This is T.J., and I’m John, and we are Brothers Osborne, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”
“Hi! I’m Carrie Underwood, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”
“Hey! What’s up? This is Clare Dunn, hoping you have a Merry Christmas.”
“Hey y’all! What’s up? This is Darius Rucker, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”
“Hey! This is Dierks Bentley, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”
“Hey everybody! It’s Eric Church, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”
“Hey! This is Gary Allan. Merry Christmas.”
“Hey everybody! This is George Strait, wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday season.”
“Hey! This is Jon Pardi, wishing you a Merry Christmas!”
“Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”
“Hey! I’m Josh Turner, wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday season.”
“Hey! This is Kacey Musgraves, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”
“Hi folks, this is Keith Urban, wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.”
“Hi everyone, this is Keith Urban, wishing you and all your family the very best this holiday season.”
“Hey guys, this is Kip Moore, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”
“Hey! This is Lauren Alaina, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”
“Hey! We’re Little Big Town, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”
“Hey! It’s Luke Bryan, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”
“Hi! We’re Maddie & Tae, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”
“Hey! It’s Mickey Guyton, wishing you a Merry Christmas.”
“Hey everybody! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”
“Hi! This is Shania Twain, wishing you a very Merry Christmas.”