It feels like yesterday when Parker McCollum dropped his major label debut album, Gold Chain Cowboy, last July.
I still find myself spinning “Rest Of My Life,” “Dallas,” “Wait Outside,” and “Heart Like Mine” off the album on repeat to this day.
However, if you thought that the Limestone Kid was taking a break on making new music, think again.
McCollum has his fourth studio album in the works, and from what I’ve seen so far, it has the potential to be his best work to date.
So far, he’s released the honky tonk heartbreaker “Handle On You” which feels like a ’90s country song, and he’s also mentioned that the unreleased fan favorite “Stoned” will be featured on the new album as well.
And on top of that, McCollum recently teased a new song he played live that may or may not be on the new album as well.
The song’s title is “Hurricane,” and it’s a full on boot stomper, with a chorus that ends with one helluva one liner:
“Someday she’s gonna get her name on a hurricane”
That’s perhaps one of the strongest aspects of McCollum’s songwriting, is that he hits you with one liners that stick in your mind forever.
And one of the best examples is straight from his latest single, “Handle On You,” where he says:
“I tell myself that I should quit but I don’t listen to drunks”
Needless to say, I’ve gotta feeling “someday she’s gonna get her name on a hurricane” will be one people won’t forget for a long time.
Check it out:
“Someday she’s gonna get her name on a Hurricane.” 🎶
Parker actually played “Stoned” during his recent debut appearance on Austin City Limits, and “Handle On You” has been quickly climbing the charts at country radio.
Though it’s still unreleased, “Stoned” has already become a fan-favorite, which features some gorgeous harmonica work, and I have a feeling we’ll be hearing the studio cut in the not so distant future.
“Handle On You”
Whiskey Riff Raff Podcast with Parker McCollum
The Gold Chain Cowboy is BACK.
Parker McCollum returns to the podcast to talk about opening for Eric Church, meeting King George, John Mayer’s influence on his music, his move from being an independent artist in Texas to signing with a major label in Nashville, Zach Bryan’s rise to country music stardom, working out with Cam Hanes, spicing up his live show, writing sad songs, recording a song with Ronnie Dunn for his forthcoming album, 100 Proof Neon, and more.
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