Following the release of two highly successful independent albums, Parker McCollum is gearing up to embark on the next chapter of his career after signing a record deal with MCA Nashville earlier this summer. As the Texas native readies his much-anticipated new album, he’s giving fans a small taste of new music with the release of “Pretty Heart.”
Already a fan-favorite, “Pretty Heart” is a mid-tempo country rocker that is full of regret.
“What does that say about me/ I could do you like I did/ That I could break an angel’s wings/ What does that say about me/ That I stood there like a fencepost/ As you drove off in your car/ What does that say about me/ Now that I broke/ Your pretty heart,” McCollum croons throughout the chorus.
“It’s been a while since I’ve put new music out,” shares in a statement. “’Pretty Heart’ is for everyone who has ever come out to support us on the road, listened to and shared my music. All I have ever wanted is to write Country songs and sing Country music, and I’m excited for the opportunity to expose even more folks to my music.”
The idea for “Pretty Heart” is one McCollum had been sitting on for quite some time. The song finally came to life after he rediscovered it on social media.
“I was scrolling back through my Instagram one night, looking for something one night, and I had found a video of me singing it that I had posted forever ago,” he recalls. “I was like, ‘Man, how did I forget about that?’”
He brought the idea to his co-writer Randy Montana the following day and the song was written in about “two or three hours.”
Like most of McCollum’s music, “Pretty Heart” was inspired by his own experiences.
“All those songs come from very real-life experiences – good and bad choices and decisions that I’ve made on my own,” he shares. “But they’re all just about past relationships and giving those up to chase this dream.”
Listen to “Pretty Heart” below.
McCollum will continue to chase down his dream with a run of headlining shows scheduled throughout the fall. Click HERE to see if he’s coming to a city near you.