Based in Austin, Texas, Parker McCollum is a modern Americana artist who draws inspiration from rock & roll, classic singer/songwriters, soul, indie rock, and the Red Dirt country of his native Texas. He released his debut album, The Limestone Kid, in 2015, but first cracked the Billboard charts when the 2017 EP Probably Wrong: Session One made it to number six on the Heatseekers chart after its July release.
Parker McCollum was born on June 15, 1992 in Conroe, Texas, a city just north of Houston. He grew up surrounded by music, learning how to play violin for the school orchestra and then picking up a guitar when he became a teenager. Soon afterward he started penning his own songs, which led to him playing local gigs when he was in his late teens. McCollum moved to Austin, Texas after his high-school graduation, and he balanced college with performing for a while, but music soon won out. He performed on his own and took a gig supporting Six Market Blvd.
A Red Town View, his debut EP, appeared in November 2013. McCollum's first full-length album, The Limestone Kid, arrived in February 2015 on his own PYM Music imprint. The album was a regional success and gave McCollum momentum toward Probably Wrong, his second album. The first taste of these recordings, Probably Wrong: Session One, was an EP released in July 2017. The EP wound up reaching six on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and appeared on the Billboard folk and indie charts as well. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine