Parker McCollum comes from a no-nonsense, hard-working family. Which is why he treats each song he writes with a painstaking level of dedication, reverence, and even a bit of obsession. That’s because, for the Austin-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, the result is worth the painstaking process. Parker broke out with the revealing and critically adored 2013 debut The Limestone Kid and returned with the acclaimed, Probably Wrong in 2017. In the wake of The Limestone Kid’s release, and its lead single “Meet You in the Middle” finding success at regional radio, McCollum says “in the blink of an eye” his life drastically changed. The then-22-year-old went from a life goofing off with his buddies and passing his days strumming the guitar to traveling from one gig to the next, not as a “nobody,” but rather a revered traveling musician with a fervent fan-base. Parker continues to invest in his craft; to grow. He reveres musicians like John Mayer — who Rolling Stone Country compared him to in its January “New Country Artists You Need To Know” list. “My goal is to evolve and step into a new version of myself with each record I make,” McCollum says. “It’s about challenging myself to dig deeper. As much as I do this for the fans, it’s also for me, and stepping up into the artist I know I can be.” The MusicFest community will get to enjoy his riveting shows in the Big Tent plus a rare specialty acoustic duo performance… only a MusicFest.
Official MusicFest Artist
Years at MusicFest:
Probably Wrong (2017), The Limestone Kid (2015), A Red Town View – EP (2013)