Nashville, Tenn. (May 3, 2018) — Parker McCollum is an artist on the ascent. The Austin-based singer, songwriter and performer’s fervent live shows —made up of self-penned songs fans already know every word to — have seen exponential increases in attendance in the last year alone. With his new 10-track Probably Wrong
(November, 2017) anchoring his sold-out concerts, this 25-year-old go-getter has taken a major career step by signing with publishing powerhouse, Warner/Chappell Nashville.
“Parker is the real deal. Fans are reacting to his authentic lyrics that meet them where they are in their lives. We are proud to welcome him to the Warner/Chappell family and look forward to seeing him continue on his journey,” said Ben Vaughn, President, Warner/Chappell Nashville.
Randy Rogers, revered recording artist, songwriter and founder/CEO of Big Blind Management, adds, “I met Parker a few years back at a show he played with the Randy Rogers Band. I tracked him down after the show and started asking questions. I knew immediately that he would be a great fit at our management company. His drive alone is what sealed the deal for me. He knows where he wants to go, and that makes all the difference.”
“I have envisioned this moment for years, so it’s literally a dream come true. I’m proud to call Warner/Chappell Nashville my songwriting home,” says Parker. “My goal has always been to evolve personally, creatively and professionally; to dig deeper and pull the best out of myself,” he adds. “I know that surrounding myself with the best people is part of making that happen, and I’ve found that team here.”
This January, Rolling Stone Country named Parker one of its “New Country Artists You Need To Know” calling him a “no-holds-barred, confessional singer-songwriter” drawing musical and songwriting comparisons to John Mayer and Jason Isbell.
Parker released Probably Wrong— the acclaimed follow up to his debut, Limestone Kid — in November (2017) amid glowing reviews.
Saving Country Music said: “Probably Wrong and Parker McCollum are not to be trifled with. He’s put together a record that charts a way forward for country music, bridges two worlds in a divisive era, and gives one hope for the horizons of roots music moving forward.” In the review, the writer also acknowledged Parker’s “forward-thinking approach to a powerful expression of country music.”
The Digital Journal awarded the album 4.5 out of 5 stars, adding “Parker McCollum epitomizes the best that Texas Country has to offer.”
Parker’s live performances have drawn impassioned fan reactions and instant fan-loyalty. His following has grown exponentially, resulting in a more than 50% increase in advance-ticket sales and sold-out headlining shows — all in just the last 12 months.
As Lonestar Music Magazine puts it, “He’s already on the verge of a major breakout, already playing the most revered dancehalls in Texas and opening for legends — and yet he’s still young enough to have room left to grow.”
Parker’s team includes Robin Schoepf and Randy Rogers of Big Blind Management; WME’s Henry Glascock; Greenberg Traurig’s Jess Rosen; Ben Vaughn and Alicia Pruitt of Warner/Chappell Nashville and Jackie Marushka of Marushka Media.
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About Warner/Chappell Music:
Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group, is home to a wide array of legendary songwriters and a rich catalog of contemporary hits and influential standards. With offices in more than 40 countries, Warner/Chappell provides deep expertise across a range of creative services and the most innovative opportunities for songwriters and copyright holders. Warner/Chappell, which has a history dating back more than 200 years, currently publishes and administers music from Steve Aoki, Beyoncé, Blur, Eric Clapton, Alice Cooper, The Dream, Gamble & Huff, Barry Gibb, Ashley Gorley, Green Day, JAY-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Led Zeppelin, Little Big Town, Lukas Graham, Madonna, George Michael, Julia Michaels, Lin Manuel Miranda, Katy Perry, Radiohead, Rihanna, Roc Nation, Slash, Stephen Sondheim, Chris Stapleton, Rod Temperton, Tove Lo, Justin Tranter, Twenty One Pilots, and Pharrell Williams, among many others.