Parker McCollum Pays Tribute To His Musical Hero, George Strait, With Cover Of “Carrying Your Love With Me”

I am SO here for this.

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.”

Fresh off his ACM Awards win for New Male Artist of the Year, Parker is gearing up to make his debut at the RodeoHouston this weekend… I’d say a new cover of a George Strait classic ain’t a bad way to kick it all off.

After all, the King is one of only three performers to ever sell it out on opening night (along with Cody Johnson and Garth Brooks).

Parker stayed true to the original production and nailed the vocals here, and I have to say, I think the King would be proud:

And check out the music video if you’ve never seen it before… there’s truly no better way to kick off your Friday morning:

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A beer bottle on a dock