Whiskey Riff Song Of The Week: “Things I Never Told You” By Parker McCollum

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Happy Monday, y’all.

Today for the Song of the Week, we have a new tune from Parker McCollum called “Things I Never Told You.”

From Parker’s just-released fifth studio album Never Enough, it finds the Texas native looking back on everything his mother did for him and detailing how much she influenced his life.

A co-write by Monty Criswell, Lynn Hutton and Taylor Phillips, the song opens up with Parker admitting how much he’s done that she wouldn’t be too proud of and admitting that:

“Cop got me doin’ eighty-eight on Main he let me off with a warnin’
And I was hungover as hell most of them third-pew Sunday mornings
I had a Playboy stashed in a Johnny Cash LP sleeve in my room
That’s just a few, things I never told you”

He continues, saying that he realized just how much she did for him when he finally moved away and started his own life, and he’s extremely grateful for her, noting simply:

“Thank you’s at the top of my list, of things I never told you”

It’s such a sweet, heartfelt song, and even though Parker didn’t write it, it still feels extremely personal.

I think it will probably become a quick a fan-favorite, and even though Mother’s Day was technically yesterday, it’s certainly an appropriate song for every single day of the year.

“Things I Never Told You”

Never Enough tracklist:

1. “Hurricane” (Parker McCollum, David Lee Murphy, Jon Randall, Randy Rogers)
2. “Best I Never Had” (Parker McCollum, Will Bundy, Brett James)
3. “Things I Never Told You” (Monty Criswell, Lynn Hutton, Taylor Phillips)
4. “Burn It Down” (Parker McCollum, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose)
5. “Stoned” (Parker McCollum, Mark Holman, Brett James)
6. “Handle On You” (Parker McCollum, Monty Criswell)
7. “Lessons From An Old Man” (Parker McCollum, Lori McKenna, Lee Miller, Jon Randall, Liz Rose)
8. “Tough People Do” (Parker McCollum, Brett James, Jon Randall)
9. “Speed” (Parker McCollum, Ryan Beaver)
10. “Tails I Lose” (Parker McCollum, Wade Bowen, Brad Warren, Brett Warren)
11. “I Ain’t Going Nowhere” (Parker McCollum, Lori McKenna, Lee Miller, Jon Randall, Liz Rose)
12. “Too Tight This Time” (Parker McCollum, Brett James, Jon Randall)
13. “Don’t Blame Me” (Parker McCollum, Brett James, Jon Randall)
14. “Have Your Heart Again” (Parker McCollum, Ashley Gorley, Lee Miller)
15. “Wheel” (Parker McCollum, Jon Randall, Brad Warren, Brett Warren)

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock