Parker McCollum Readies Next Album, ‘Never Enough’
The upcoming project will be available May 12 via MCA Nashville.
Parker McCollum; Photo by Jim Wright
Parker McCollum has picked up the pace with the unveiling of several details surrounding his forthcoming studio album, Never Enough.
The multi-platinum singer/songwriter recently took to Instagram to showcase the title and blue cover art with a vignette border that has fans seeing double of McCollum as he stands posed with his guitar in hand.
Among the carousel of images, he also revealed the track list with every song title scratched off except for those that he has already dropped, like his highest streaming debut to date, “Stoned” and the lead single, “Handle On You,” which is currently in the top 10 and rising on country radio. In addition, the project produced by Jon Randall is set to feature the Texas native’s latest release, “I Ain’t Going Nowhere.”
New Album Out May 12
This serves as an updated list of crossed out titles that McCollum previously shared back in September when he first started teasing his next album.
“The record is done being written,” he said previously. “I think I’m done writing for the record as of this last weekend, but I don’t think anything will even be remotely close to coming out till probably late quarter one next year, maybe. I feel like that’s early and pushing it, but I’d like to see that happen.”
Now, fans finally know that they can expect Never Enough to drop May 12 via MCA Nashville.
“I Ain’t Going Nowhere”
His newest song, “I Ain’t Going Nowhere,” was penned by McCollum, Lori McKenna, Lee Miller, Jon Randall and Liz Rose and finds the restless character dreaming of adventure and constant movement. That is until he finds the one person who makes him want to stay in one place and take in the moment instead of rushing off to start the next journey.
“’I Ain’t Going Nowhere’ really is kind of a testament to where I’m at in my life right now,” McCollum stated in a press release. “I’ve spent so much time on the road and touring and living on a tour bus and in a van since I was basically a kid and never thought I would settle down or slow down at all. And not to say I’m really slowing down, but, certainly have settled down and found that person that makes it worth it when you have a place to come home to that is not a tour bus or a highway. That was kind of the idea we were going with behind ‘I Ain’t Going Nowhere’.”
McCollum’s steady harmonies bridge the gap between his fantasizer tendencies and the power of love as he relates to the current chapter of his life with his wife, Hallie Ray Light.
“Dreamers like me wander off sometimes / A little restless run in my bloodline / Always lookin’ for somethin’ out of reach / Yеah, well, I can’t stop, baby, I’m beggin’ to stop now / I don’t wanna have to makе you miss me / So I ain’t goin’ if you ain’t with me / All I need is what I see right here / I ain’t goin’ nowhere,” he sings throughout the guitar-ridden chorus.
In February, Parker McCollum kicked off his busy 2023 touring schedule with sold-out shows in Columbus, Detroit and Cincinnati. His headlining dates are stacked with an impressive group of rising County artists including Corey Kent, Catie Offerman, Larry Fleet, Jackson Dean, Flatland Cavalry, and Texas staple, the Randy Rogers Band.
He is slated to perform at some of country music’s high-profile festivals including Stagecoach, Country Thunder and iHeartCountry Festival before hitting the road in support of Morgan Wallen and Eric Church later this year.
Co-produced by Live Nation and Emporium Presents, his tour will feature a setlist with some of McCollum’s biggest hits including No. 1 songs, “To Be Loved By You” and “Pretty Heart,” plus current chart-climbing single, “Handle On You.”
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.