Parker McCollum performs onstage at Exit In on April 17, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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The 10 Best Parker McCollum Songs

Parker McCollum may be a newcomer in Nashville, but he's had a hell of a career in Texas since the release of his debut album in 2013. The singer/songwriter comes by way of Conroe, Texas — just north of Houston; McCollum has found himself signed with Universal Music Group Nashville, where his major-label debut single "Pretty Heart" was released on the MCA Nashville imprint.

Parker McCollum credits writers like Townes Van Zandt, Todd Snider, Steve Earle and James McMurtry for his love of honest songwriting. He is a multi-instrumentalist who, between you and me, is the country music version of John Mayer.

Let's take a look at McCollum's best 10 songs!

"Young Man's Blues"

From Parker's newest EP Hollywood Gold, "Young Man's Blues," is a beautiful country song full of nostalgia and rolling down memory lane.

"Like A Cowboy"

Parker's "Like A Cowboy" gives a modern twist on a wild west outlaw.

?"Hallie Ray Light"

This song is a beautiful tribute to Parker's fiance, Hallie Ray Light.

"To Be Loved By You"

"To Be Loved By You" was released as a radio single at the beginning of 2021. The song peaked at No. 35 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.

"Meet You In The Middle"

This song was Parker's first step into the world of Texas country, released on his debut record, The Limestone Kid.

"Hell of A Year"

From his 2017 release Probably Wrong, "Hell of A Year" was Parker's first taste of major success, with the record landing on at No. 15 on the Country Album Sales chart, with 2,000 copies sold in the US in its first week.

"I Can't Breathe"

The sing-along anthem "I Can't Breathe" was also on the 2017 Probably Wrong 10-track LP.

"Rest Of My Life"

Parker released "Rest Of My Life," from his new album Gold Chain Cowboy, this year.


From Probably Wrong, Parker landed himself a Texas regional radio hit with "Misunderstood."

"Pretty Heart"

Parker broke through the gates of Nashville when he landed his first country radio/ Billboard No. 1 hit with "Pretty Heart."


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