Christmas came early for rising star Parker McCollum!
The Texas native, who was recently named a Country Now Artist To Watch in 2021, earned his first No.1 single this week as his breakout hit, “Pretty Heart,” tops both the Billboard and Mediabase country airplay charts this week.
The regretful track was co-written by the Texas native alongside Randy Montana and is the lead single from his Hollywood Gold EP, which was released earlier this year.
“To have this song really and truly succeed on big time radio is a dream come true,” McCollum shared. “And for it to happen during such an insanely crazy year makes it just that much more special.”
The singer/songwriter also reacted to the news via social media.
“We did it y’all! Just a kid from Conroe, TX who dreamed about playing country music now has the #1 song in the country this week,” he wrote. “No beer songs or dirt roads or trucks or nothin. Just honest songwriting. We did it our way! Best fans in the world made it happen! THANK YOU!”
Additionally, “Pretty Heart” was recently certified Gold by the RIAA and has averaged over 5 Million streams weekly.