Born in 1992, Austin-based Parker McCollum may be young, but already he's established quite a name for himself in Texas country music. His 2015 debut album, The Limestone Kid, released to widespread critical acclaim. For his efforts, he earned himself the T-Birds Songwriter Award. He then went on to work with Grammy-winning producer Lloyd Maines on his second album titled Probably Wrong, which he initially released in EP form in two separate sessions before releasing as a full album. The first session alone debuted on the Country Album Sales chart at No. 15, on the Independent Albums chart at No. 14 and on the Heatseekers Albums chart at No. 6. Parker McCollum concerts are chances for fans to experience the artist's unique style of music live.
The Limestone Kid Rides Again!
An avid listener of country music from an early age, Parker McCollum further expanded his musical awareness while working with his grandfather on a cattle ranch during summers off from school. They listened to folk music artists as well. His first instrument was the violin, which he picked up in elementary school and played in the orchestra there, before switching to the guitar when he was 13. This was also when he started composing his own music, and he was already mixing genres then. He cites his older brother Tyler, who is also a lyricist and songwriter, as another big influence in this whole process. Gigs soon followed, first at open mics around his area and then as the headliner at local establishments. During this time, he also picked up the harmonica. Through high school and into college, he continued developing his playing and songwriting until his first tour, which was with the band Six Market Blvd.
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What can I expect from Parker McCollum?
Parker McCollum plays a brand of country that combines Americana, Texas country and alternative country. He's also known to throw in elements of roots rock, blues, folk rock and soul into his songs. When he sings live, he usually plays the guitar, and sometimes he'll play the harmonica as well.
Who plays with Parker McCollum when he performs live?
Members of Parker McCollum's backing band include lead guitarist Kurt Grien, bassist Jason Newberry, keyboardist and pianist Charlie Magnone and drummer Will Hoback.
What songs might I hear in a Parker McCollum setlist?
At any Parker McCollum show, you're sure to hear many of his singles, including "Highway," "Lucy," "All Day," "Meet You in the Middle," "Misunderstood," "Hell of a Year" and "I Can't Breathe." In addition to those and other tracks off his first two albums, you may also songs off of Parker McCollum's other EP titled A Red Town View.
Where can I see a Parker McCollum show?
You can catch Parker McCollum live at venues like Live From The Divide in Bozeman, Mont., Coeur D'alene Casino in Worley, Ind., Harley Tucker Memorial Arena in Joseph, Ore., and Lonestar Amphitheater in Lubbock, Texas. You can also see Parker McCollum perform at many popular annual fairs and festivals, including the Braun Brothers Reunion Festival in Challis, Ind., RedGorilla Music Fest in Austin, Texas, Larry Joe Taylor's Texas Music Festival, Texas Crawfish and Music Festival in Spring, Texas, and the North Texas Fair and Rodeo in Denton, Texas.
Who are Parker McCollum's musical influences?
The artists helping shape Parker McCollum's sound whose influence you can hear and see when he performs live include Ryan Bingham, Ryan Adams, John Mayer and Townes Van Zant.
What artists are similar to Parker McCollum?
Early in his career, Parker McCollum was compared by The Austin Chronicle to Charlie Robison. His sound is also similar to Shane Smith & the Saints, Josh Ward, Randall King, Bart Crow, Zane Williams, Curtis Grimes, The Damn Quails, Rob Baird, Prophets and Outlaws and Walker McGuire. If you like any of these artists, you're bound to enjoy a Parker McCollum concert as well.Back to Top
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