Parker McCollum On New Album ‘Never Enough’: “It’ll Be The First Time I’ve Said ‘Beer’ In A Song… I’m Proud It Took This Long”

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He had a great run…

Parker McCollum is gearing up to release his fourth studio album Never Enough on May 12th, and so far, he’s released some solid singles in “Stoned,” “Handle On You,” and “I Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere.”

And earlier today, he shared a little bit of insight into a rather unique aspect of this record, saying one of the songs contains the word “beer,” which is the first time he’s ever used that word in a song.

He added that it’s not actually a “beer drinking song,” but that’s one of the buzziest buzz words of all-time in country music, especially mainstream Nashville country, so I have to hand it to him…

That’s pretty damn impressive, actually.

Parker also said that it “probably won’t ever happen again,” and if he can somehow pull off never using “beer” in a song again for the rest of his career, well hell… that’s a massive feat in and of itself:

“My 4th full length album comes out may 12th.

It’ll be the first time I’ve ever said the word ‘beer’ in a song. I feel like that’s a pretty good run. It’s not a beer drinking song. But it says beer.

And I’m proud that it took this long. Probably won’t ever happen again.”

Parker’s dropping the fan-favorite song “Speed” this Friday, though he hasn’t revealed the full tracklist yet, so we’ll have to wait and see which song he’s talking about come May 12th:

This project is produced by his fellow Texan, the great Jon Randall, and Parker most recently released his major label debut album Gold Chain Cowboy in 2021.

Parker is also gearing up to hit the road on his own headlining tour, in addition to opening a few shows for Eric Church on his The Outsiders Revival Tour, so I’m excited to get to hear all the new material live on the road.

“Handle On You”


A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock