Parker McCollum Reveals The Story Behind His New Single, “Rest Of My Life”

A few weeks ago, Parker McCollum released his brand new single, “Rest Of My Life,” an instant fan favorite from his upcoming album, Gold Chain Cowboy.

The song really grabs you, as McCollum ponders and contemplates the direction his life was heading.

And when that harmonica comes in midway through the song? Inject it into my veins.

But at the end of the day, it’s the poignant lyrics that really drive the song home. We’ve all been there at some point down the line, we’ve all sat up late at night pondering the question:

“What am I doing with my life?”

It doesn’t take rocket science to realize a great song comes from lyrics that everybody can relate to in one way or another.

And last night,  Parker released a video of the story behind the lyrics.

He discussed how he wrote the song in quarantine, as he was struggling to cope with life indoors while the world was shut down:

“‘Rest Of My Life,’ really I think being off the road for the first time, you know, since I’ve been on the road, and having that kind of time off.

I don’t know if I was really handling it well, I wasn’t really living right, wasn’t really living good.

I was trying to write a whole lot and nothing was coming out, nothing was happening, and woke up one morning and got in the shower and was humming the melody the night before I went to sleep.

I actually got out of the shower and wrote that song in about 10 minutes, 15 minutes.”

Let’s just take some time to respect the talent that these singers/songwriters have. Imagine being able to hum a random melody and turn it into an incredibly relatable song in 15 minutes.

Good shit.

“Rest Of My Life”


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