Listen To Parker McCollum’s Regretful New Song, ‘Pretty Heart’

Following the release of two highly successful independent albums, Parker McCollum is gearing up to embark on the next chapter…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 3, 2019


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Parker McCollum; Photo by Shana Spaulding

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.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.