For those who were paying attention, Parker McCollum’s 2017 record Probably Wrong was probably one of the better-written releases all year, and went unfairly under-the-radar in a busy year for marquee albums from up-and-coming artists. But someone was apparently paying attention, because Parker is the latest signee to the publishing concern Warner/Chappell Nashville. This puts the 25-year-old in one of the biggest publishing houses in the business, and should open him up to significantly more opportunities.
“I have envisioned this moment for years, so it’s literally a dream come true,” says McCollum. “I’m proud to call Warner/Chappell Nashville my songwriting home. My goal has always been to evolve personally, creatively and professionally; to dig deeper and pull the best out of myself. I know that surrounding myself with the best people is part of making that happen, and I’ve found that team here.”
Randy Rogers has played a big role in the development of McCollum, who is based out of Austin, TX. Rogers recently signed Parker to his Big Blind Management roster. And now with the Warner/Chappell deal and booking through WME, this puts Parker on sure footing.
“I met Parker a few years back at a show he played with the Randy Rogers Band,” says Randy. “I tracked him down after the show and started asking questions. I knew immediately that he would be a great fit at our management company. His drive alone is what sealed the deal for me. He knows where he wants to go, and that makes all the difference.”
Warner/Chappell Nashville President Ben Vaughn says of the signing, “Parker is the real deal. Fans are reacting to his authentic lyrics that meet them where they are in their lives. We are proud to welcome him to the Warner/Chappell family and look forward to seeing him continue on his journey.”