Parker McCollum Claims Miranda Lambert is the ‘Dolly Parton of My Generation’

The “Gold Chain Cowboy” Parker McCollum, gives high praise to country music superstar, Miranda Lambert, calling her “the Dolly [Parton]…


Madeleine O’Connell

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July 29, 2021


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The “Gold Chain Cowboy” Parker McCollum, gives high praise to country music superstar, Miranda Lambert, calling her “the Dolly [Parton] of our era.”

In a post on social media, Billy Bob’s Texas shared photos of another successful performance by Lambert at the honky tonk. The caption read, “It has been so much fun having Miranda Lambert here! Last night she played her fourth SOLD OUT show at Billy Bob’s Texas!” To which McCollum commented on, saying “The Dolly of our era.” 

After generating many likes in agreement from fans of Lambert, the iconic Texas Venue shared another post in response on Twitter. “’The Dolly of our era’ – Parker McCollum. We couldn’t agree more and we had a BLAST hosting Miranda Lambert for FIVE SOLD OUT shows!”

“Thank you to all the fans from near and far who came Billy Bob’s Texas to support live music! We hope to see y’all soon,” they added.

Following up, McCollum then replied to this post saying, “I’ll die on that hill.”


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McCollum later opened up about his appreciation for Lambert during a conversation with Taste of Country Nights

“I call her the Dolly Parton of my generation,” McCollum shared. “I think she’s a phenomenal talent. And then getting to know her, she’s such a normal, regular person when you’re around her. You’d never know she’s a superstar.”

The Texas natives have had the chance to become good friends through their work together over the past few years. In 2020, McCollum opened for Lambert on several dates during her Wildcard Tour and later, she teamed up with the rising star to co-write for his upcoming major label debut album, Gold Chain Cowboy. Together, they penned the single, “Falling Apart” while in the writers’ room. 

The 10-track album, which follows McCollum’s Hollywood Gold EP, was produced by Jon Randall and is set for release on July 30. Although he will not be joining Lambert on the road this year, McCollum is headed out on Dierks Bentley’s Beers on Me Tour. 

Miranda Lambert is also getting back out on the road to continue her Wildcard tour, which was cut short in 2020 Special guests Matt Stell, Elvie Shane and Jackson Dean will join her on her upcoming trek. 

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.