Parker McCollum is tipping his cap to his musical hero and fellow Texas native, George Strait, on a cover of The King’s classic “Carrying Your Love With Me”.
The song was originally written by Steve Bogard and Jeff Stevens, and included as the second single and title track from his 1997 album of the same name, eventually peaking at #1 on the Billboard U.S. Hot Country Songs chart later that year.
George was also nominated for Best Male Country Vocal Performance at the 1998 Grammy Awards because of this sweet little song, and it’s always been one of my personal favorite’s of his.
Of course, covering a country icon like George Strait is no easy task, but Parker said he couldn’t let the opportunity to do so pass him by:
“Impossible to truly do this song justice but when I got the opportunity to try, I just couldn’t pass it up.”