Parker McCollum Recalls The Time He Wrote “Hell Of A Year” At 2 AM In A Whataburger Drive-Thru

A person playing a guitar

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again a million times over. Parker McCollum doesn’t have a bad song.

When you think of the Limestone Kid, what’s one of the first songs you ever heard by the guy?

Many will say “Pretty Heart,” his first mainstream hit, but even more will probably say, “Hell Of A Year,” the song that contained the line that inspired the name of his 2017 album, Probably Wrong.

The song is a fan favorite at his shows, and hits different every single New Years Eve, as we reflect on the past year (ESPECIALLY last year).

The song was even featured on Ashton Kutcher’s hit show, The Ranch, garnering the song even more recognition.

However, the coolest part about the song is probably where he wrote it.

In a Whataburger drive-thru at 2 AM.

Man, my guy must’ve been going THROUGH IT.

He told the story on Twitter today, responding to a tweet from the fast food chain about “what’s your order and what song are you blasting for everyone to hear?”

But this isn’t the first time he’s told this story, he mentioned it before he played the song at Stubb’s in Austin, Texas a couple years back.

Oh yeah, you gotta check out the videos from that performance too. It’s badass.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock