Parker McCollum’s Wife Hallie Ray Light Is Pregnant With Their First Child
“We Iove you so much already, Baby M,”Hallie Ray wrote.
Parker McCollum and Hallie Ray; Photo Courtesy of Instagram
On Wednesday (Feb. 7), the couple made the announcement in a joint post on Instagram using a stunning photo taken on their recent tropical getaway to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. The parents-to-be are seen sharing a kiss in front of the warm sunset while wearing their bathing suits. Hallie Ray is captured holding her stomach to signal her growing baby bump.
“God’s little blessing. We Iove you so much already, Baby M,” she wrote, while McCollum hilariously commented, “Wow! Awesome news! So happy to hear about this! I love you babe! Congrats!”
The news comes a few weeks after the “Handle On You” raised suspicions about a possible baby on the way when he announced the cancellation of a single show that was due to take place six months away.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances we will be canceling our show in College Station on August 30th, 2024. All tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. Ticket buyers will receive refund information by email from the box office.”
At the end of his message, he also noted that the reason for having to cancel the show comes as a result of some “exciting news” that he planned to announce “in the near future.”
The comment section of this video was flooded with fans making guesses like “Is your wife pregnant ???” And after his most recent announcement, it turns out they were correct.
How Did The Pair Meet?
The lovebirds were first introduced to each other through a friend, but McCollum revealed to Country Now that Light wasn’t so sure about the Texas singer at first.
“We were both young and probably weren’t ready for it, but a buddy of mine had been telling me about her and I just really liked her name Hallie Ray Light. I started trying to put that name in a song before I’d even met her,” Parker McCollum explained. “Then she ended up coming out to a show and didn’t stick around too long. I don’t think she liked me a whole lot, but I was still pretty hell-bent on writing that song and putting her name in it.”
He added, “I ended up kind of writing a song over the course of trying to get her attention. We were talking a little bit back and forth, here and there and that’s kind of where I was stealing stuff for lines in that song. So It’s all pretty true.”
After deciding to come to see him play and hearing the song he wrote with her name as the title and bits and pieces of their story intertwined in it, Light decided to give it a shot.
“I think we started dating that night,” he shared.
They were forced to endure a long-distance relationship for some time while Hallie Ray pursued her career in nursing and Parker McCollum was putting his all into music. While they did break up for some time, they were fortunate enough to find their way back to each other.
The couple tied the knot on March 28, 2022 at Boxwood Manor in Tomball, Texas after McCollum popped the question in July of 2021.
Parker McCollum’s Currently On The Road
Their recent vacation to St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands gave them the chance to spend some uninterupted time together before McCollum hit the road on his highly anticipated Burn It Down Tour.
Produced by Emporium Presents, the tour kicked off on January 18 at Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA, and continues with stops in Dayton, New Orleans, Indianapolis, and more before wrapping up in Corpus Christi, TX at American Bank Center Arena on August 31.
McCollum is joined by a variety of special guests on select dates, including Corey Kent, Larry Fleet, George Birge, and Catie Offerman.
“2024 is going to be the biggest and best show we have ever put together. I can’t wait for all the fans to come see what we are working up. The Burn It Down Tour is going to be absolutely epic,” he teased in a recent statement.
This 41-date run is named after McCollum’s current radio single, “Burn It Down,” which is featured on his latest album, Never Enough, and is currently in the climbing it’s way up the charts on Country radio.
The 15-track project was released on May 12, 2023, and serves as a highly anticipated follow-up to McCollum’s breakout major label debut, Gold Chain Cowboy.
For a full list of Parker’s upcoming tour dates and tickets, visit parkermccollum.com.
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.