Parker McCollum Readies New EP, ‘Hollywood Gold’

Rising country star Parker McCollum is preparing to release a new EP. Out October 16, Hollywood Gold features six-tracks, including…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 29, 2020


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Rising country star Parker McCollum is preparing to release a new EP.

Out October 16, Hollywood Gold features six-tracks, including Top 15 single, “Pretty Heart” as well as fan-favorites such as “Young Man’s Blues” and “Like A Cowboy.” The Texas native co-wrote five of the EP’s six songs.

“To say I’m excited for my fans to listen to this new project, Hollywood Gold, is an understatement,” shares Parker. “I’m always striving to become a better songwriter and I feel like my songwriting on this EP is some of my best to date.”

The newcomer recently shared the story behind the EP’s title in a video posted to Facebook, explaining that Hollywood Gold is the name of a horse his grandfather owned several years ago. Click above to watch.

Hollywood Gold, which was produced by award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Jon Randall Stewart, will be available to pre-order on Friday (Oct. 2).

Hollywood Gold Track Listing:

1. “Young Man’s Blues”
(Parker McCollum/Randy Montana)

2. “Like A Cowboy”
(Chris Stapleton/Al Anderson)

3. “Pretty Heart”
(Parker McCollum/Randy Montana)

4. “Hallie Ray Light”
(Parker McCollum)

5. “Hold Me Back”
(Parker McCollum/Tony Lane)

6. “Love You Like That”
(Parker McCollum/Billy Montana/Jon Randall Stewart)

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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.