Parker McCollum Readies Major Label Debut Album, ‘Gold Chain Cowboy’

Parker McCollum will release his major label debut solo album on Friday, July 30.  Dubbed Gold Chain Cowboy, the project…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 25, 2021


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Parker McCollum; Photo by David McClister

Parker McCollum will release his major label debut solo album on Friday, July 30. 

Dubbed Gold Chain Cowboy, the project was produced by Jon Randall and features 10 tracks, each written or co-written by the Texas native. 

The “Pretty Heart” singer shares songwriting credits with some of the best in the business, including Randall, Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, Randy Montana, Rhett Akins, Miranda Lambert and Songwriters Hall of Famer Tony Lane.

Along with the announcement of the album, McCollum shared the brand new track, “Rest Of My Life.” Click below to listen.  

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Gold Chain Cowboy also features the chart-topping “Pretty Heart” as well as McCollum’s latest radio single, “To Be Loved By You.” It follows the release of his Hollywood Gold EP, which was the top-selling debut country EP of 2020. 

Fans can catch the rising star on tour with Dierks Bentley later this year. 

Gold Chain Cowboy Track Listing:
1. Wait Outside (Parker McCollum, Jon Randall, Randy Rogers)
2. Dallas (Featuring Danielle Bradbery) (Parker McCollum, Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers)
3. To Be Loved By You (Parker McCollum, Rhett Akins)
4. Drinkin’ (Parker McCollum, Lee Miller)
5. Falling Apart (Parker McCollum, Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall, Randy Rogers)
6. Heart Like Mine (Parker McCollum, Tony Lane, Ben West)
7. Why Indiana (Parker McCollum, Erik Dylan, Randy Montana)
8. Rest Of My Life (Parker McCollum)
9. Pretty Heart (Parker McCollum, Randy Montana)
10. Never Loved You At All (Parker McCollum, Corey Crowder, Brian Kelley)

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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.