Parker Yancey McCollum, better known as Parker McCollum, is a successful American country singer and songwriter who was born on June 15, 1992. He is the owner of PYM Music and published his debut single and EP in 2013. The Limestone Kid, his first full-length album, was released on February 24, 2015.
|Full Name:||Parker Yancey McCollum|
|Date of Birth:||June 15, 1992|
|Place of Birth:||Conroe, Texas|
|State of Origin:||Texas|
|Occupation:||Singer & Songwriter|
|Net Worth:||$1 million|
|Wife/Spouse:||Hallie Ray Light|
Early Life and Education
Parker McCollum was born in Conroe, Texas, a Houston suburb, and grew up there.
He grew up listening to old country performers like Willie Nelson, Buck Owens, and Porter Wagoner.
His family also introduced him to red dirt musicians such as Chris Knight, Pat Green, and Cross Canadian Ragweed.
McCollum was exposed to performers such as Bob Dylan, Townes Van Zandt, and Steve Earle while working on a cattle ranch with his grandfather during the summers.
Parker McCollum has referred to George Strait, a fellow Texan and pioneer of neotraditional country music, as his musical hero and has performed renditions of several of Strait’s songs.
Parker McCollum began playing the guitar at the age of thirteen. He learned the violin in elementary school and was a member of the school orchestra.
He also began writing his own songs at the age of thirteen, blending indie rock, Americana, and Texas country music.
Tyler’s music and lyrics, according to McCollum, had a major influence on him. After performing his guitar at several open mic events in the region, he began studying the harmonica at the age of fifteen.
He began earning gigs at local clubs at the age of sixteen, and he continued honing his material all the way through high school, when he attended The Woodlands College Park High School.
After graduating, he relocated to Austin, Texas, and started college there.
He is the owner of PYM Music and published his first single and EP in 2013. The Limestone Kid, his full-length debut album, was released on February 24, 2015.
The Austin Chronicle gave the album 3.5/5 stars, saying it was “too soon to name The Limestone Kid debut of the year, but it’s already one to beat,” while comparing McCollum’s sound to Charlie Robison’s.
McCollum and his band announced intentions to travel Texas in support of the record in 2015, participating at festivals such as RedGorilla Music Fest.
McCollum released the EP Probably Wrong: Session One on July 7, 2017.
Probably Wrong: Session Two was released on September 8, 2017. The full Probably Wrong album was released on November 10, 2017.
Gold Chain Cowboy, his follow-up album, was released on July 30, 2021.
Parker McCollum’s music encompasses a number of genres, including blues, roots rock, soul, and folk rock, despite being primarily categorized as country and Americana.
He has identified Ryan Bingham, an Americana singer-songwriter, as a key inspiration, and his music is commonly heard on Americana radio stations in particular.
Blues and folk musician Townes Van Zandt, alternative country musician Ryan Adams, and blues/pop musician John Mayer are among his stylistic influences.
Parker McCollum Net Worth
Parker McCollum is a popular American country singer and songwriter with a net worth of $1 million.
On Monday in Tomball, Texas, the budding country singer, Parker McCollum, exchanged vows with his longtime partner Hallie Ray Light.
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