December 14, 2015
Check out the LoneStarMusic Magazine online at http://lonestarmusicmagazine.com/parker-mccollum-the-limestone-kid/ Conroe-born, Austin-based Parker McCollum has a perfect country music voice: a manly, midrange tenor that delivers his lyrics with a dry, understated emotion, even when he’s singing about the pain and confusion of broken relationships, which is the subject matter of most of the songs on The Read more.
December 7, 2015
Check out the December edition of Houston Magazine for a feature on Parker McCollum in the Arts & Culture section! His picture is also on the Table of Contents! Pick up a copy at your favorite newsstand or check out the online version! Good things keep on coming! Thanks for all your support!
October 27, 2015
Parker is featured in The Cluttered Corner on www.texasmusicchart.com with Pam Shane! Listen to his new single “High Above the Water” at BestInTexas.com .
September 23, 2015
Austin singer-songwriter Parker McCollum has hit several milestones since releasing his first album, The Limestone Kid, in February. His latest achievements include a No. 1 ranking on the texasmusicpickers.com website for his second single, “High Above the Water,” and making his debut at iconic Fort Worth roadhouse Billy Bob’s on Oct. 8. McCollum will make Read more.
September 12, 2015
TexasMusicPickers.com announces Parker McCollum’s single as winner! Parker McCollum’s new single “High Above the Water” won the vote on TexasMusicPickers.com with 89% of the vote for the first week of September 2015. You can vote for the song again this week by going to http://www.texasmusicpickers.com/whats-your-favorite-new-single/ and casting your vote for Parker McCollum!
August 6, 2015
Rising Country/Americana Artist’s Second Single Follows ‘Meet You in the Middle,’ Spotify’s No. 1-ranked Song in Fort Worth and Plano (and No. 3 in Garland) It doesn’t take Texans long to catch on to an artist who expresses authenticity though engaging melodies and compelling lyrics. That would explain why Austin singer-songwriter Parker McCollum found his Read more.
July 24, 2015
“Spotify Charts The Favorite Songs of Texas Cities, & It Isn’t Surprising At All” article in Texas Monthly gives a nod to Parker McCollum “Cowtown’s chart-topper is country artist Parker McCollum (also popular in Plano), who has a bit of a Hayes Carll quaver to his prematurely rough-and-ready tenor, and whose “Meet You in the Read more.
June 25, 2015
The Limestone Kid is the debut studio album by country music artist Parker McCollum. Released on February 24, 2015, it was largely well received by critics. McCollum wrote or co-wrote nine of the eleven tracks on the album and many of the lyrics are about his family and his experiences growing up in Limestone County, Read more.
June 9, 2015
“This youthful, spirited album greatly evokes a widescreen, adventurous landscape, and the music is mighty fine. … The band plays with depth and proficiency, avoiding any signs of debut nerves, and clearly enjoy themselves in the studio on up-tempo tracks like ‘Who’s Laughing Now.’ As well as some fine musicianship, McCollum’s singular raffish style and lyrical dexterity ensure this Read more.
“For the past few weeks I’ve kept Sirius Radio turned off while I’ve listened to Parker McCollum’s upcoming album, The Limestone Kid. There’s something special about this release that I can’t really pinpoint. Initially my thoughts were, ‘yea – pleasant tracks.’ But something kept inciting me to return again and again. … solid vocals and Read more.
“There’s an attractive ebullience in his voice … confident, clear and accurate tenor that sounds at home in the several styles of these 11 originals. … Aside from their refreshingly angst-free buoyancy, all these songs stand on melodies with good bones. They’re the product of an impressive musical craftsmanship, and in this way they sound nothing like the Read more.
“McCollum’s got songwriting chops. … Paired with his band, they have built a sound that stands out on Texas Radio.”
“A thoughtful young guy writing in the middle of a selfie revolution … After falling in love with classic country through artists like Willie Nelson, Buck Owens and Porter Wagoner … using those influences to write his own unique country songs. … On ‘High Above the Water,’ McCollum looks to the future, capturing the side-by-side Read more.
“Parker McCollum will knock your socks off. The breadth and depth of his lyrics mask his relative youth. His voice — while boyish at times — brims with the confidence of a well- seasoned troubadour. He and his band pour their hearts and souls into each of the 11 original songs on the album. In Read more.
“Parker McCollum is a young singer-songwriter with a voice that is quickly gaining attention, and writing skills well beyond his years. Both shine through in the native Texan’s striking, full- length debut album, The Limestone Kid. The rhythmic and rockin’ ‘Meet You in the Middle’ is a resigned look at the unfairness of a love Read more.
“McCollum’s bluesy vocals, accented with a southern twang, on top of the full instruments, gave it (and the rest of the album) a complete and original sound. The music is a great mixture of blues, country, and roots rock and makes for an easy and enjoyable sound, while also giving him the ability to crank up the tempo Read more.
“Every once in a while, a first effort from an unknown comes along and reaffirms that the next generation of musicians might be capable of carrying on the traditions of Texas music without pretension or referring to pickup trucks. Twenty-two-year-old Conroe native Parker McCollum’s The Limestone Kid fits the bill perfectly. Here are 11 songs mostly about relationships, yet with Read more.
“It’s full of simple, direct, concrete story telling that rings completely true, neither prettying up life nor focusing on the bad stuff. It’s a tell -it-like-it-is kind of album. … The rock & roll vibe is front and center.”
May 19, 2015
“ ‘Meet You In the Middle’ is as good a song about separation as you’re going to hear. The Limestone Kid shows Parker McCollum has a lot of talent and options on what direction to take his musical career.”