Parker McCollum Releases Acoustic Live Performance Video Of “Burn It Down”

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This is my favorite version.

Yesterday, Parker McCollum released an acoustic rendition of his current single at country radio, “Burn It Down,” and I have to admit… I think the stripped-down, more slowed down production lends itself really well to the content and meaning of the song.

Written by Parker McCollum, Hillary Lindsey, Lori McKenna, Liz Rose, it finds him ready to finally cut ties with a former significant other, and wanting to burn everything that reminds you of the good times in the process.

The first two verses of the song sum it up quite nicely:

“Goodbye, strung out on the lawn
The line between us was drawn
All I can see is you’re gone and you left me here
With this house on this ground, burn it down

I’ll leave my memories inside
In that bed, we loved in all night
Every word, every fight
Every feelin’, stone cold, not a sound”

And then to the chorus transition:

“Burn it down ’til it’s ashes and smoke
Burn it down to the smolderin’ coals
Burn it down ’til I don’t want you no more
Baby, burn it down…”

A couple weeks ago, “Burn It Down,” from Parker’s 2023 Never Enough album, was sitting at #4 on the Mediabase chart, and he’s certainly on track for his fourth career #1 at country radio here soon, which would follow up “Handle On You” that went #1 last May.

The acoustic live perfomance video is a pretty stark contrast to the original album cut, but it gave me a whole new love for the song and I’d love to get this audio on streaming services one day… check it out and see what you think:

And if you’re partial to lots of pyro and flash, check out the music video while you’re here:

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