Parker McCollum Adds Piano, Slays 1st National Top 5 Single ‘Pretty Heart’
Despite the pitfalls that have come with a world-wide pandemic, it has been a career year for The Limestone Kid. Culminating this fall as Parker McCollum landed his first national Top 5, first Gold Record, and released his new EP.
McCollum's new EP Hollywood Gold debuted at number 10 on the Billboard country chart, and subsequently became the highest-selling debut this year according to ABC News Radio. In addition his first national single, "Pretty Heart" (which went No.1 in Texas earlier in the year), is a Top 5 single, has now been certified gold by the RIAA, marking 500,000 units sold, and is a Top 10 selling single for all of this year. Additionally it is the 41st most played song on country radio in 2020.
Not bad, Parker. Not bad at all.
As far as the inspiration for title of his new EP, McCollum addressed that during a Facebook Live video back in September. Turns out the name was the name of his grandfather's racehorse:
"I was listening to my grandma tell a story about this Australian racehorse that my granddad had been kinda hellbent to buy at one point way back in the day." Soon after his grandfather bought the horse named "Hollywood Gold," the horse was stolen. "My granddad would go out looking for this horse for months and months at a time, and they ended up finding it." The story was one told over and over in his family he explained, "I kept hearing Hollywood Gold, and I said, 'Man, what a great name, kind of for the album or for the EP.'
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