McCollum values the history of the genre and hopes to make a lasting name for himself in country music. At the revered Austin venues, McCollum went from being a fan of the Randy Rogers Band to joining his management group. McCollum wrote all 10 songs for the project, produced by Jon Randall, including his platinum album No. While the album is full of lyrics that make listeners feel a variety of emotions, the album's most notable song is “Rest Of My Life”, an autobiographical song that McCollum wrote entirely on his own.
From there, Rogers accompanied McCollum to all the publishing meetings and, finally, to the label meetings until he signed an agreement with MCA Nashville. With a distinctive sound and a creative direction that is entirely his own, McCollum is releasing his first country album with a major label called Gold Chain Cowboy. Here, McCollum shares songwriting credits with Randall, Wade Bowen, Randy Rogers, Randy Montana, Rhett Akins, Miranda Lambert and Songwriter Hall of Fame member Tony Lane. While most artists write country songs about states like Texas and Tennessee, McCollum catches the attention of listeners with a song titled “Why Indiana”.
When McCollum was in his teens, the only people who listened to artists like Chris Knight, Hayes Carll and Robert Earl Keen were the older brother of McCollum and his friends. McCollum has played to sold-out crowds across the country and has built an impressive following of dedicated fans that has only continued to grow with the success of his No. Parker McCollum, a native of Conroe, Texas, has conquered Nashville. He moved to the city earlier this year, shaking up the formula that determines what belongs to country radio.
Both lyrically and sonically, this collection of songs comes from the creative direction and intuition of McCollum. In the back of Rogers' tour boss, the country star told McCollum: “I think you have what it takes to be a star. The decision to recruit the legendary Jon Randall to produce this album was a move that McCollum did not take lightly, as he felt that Randall would play a critical role in helping to realize his vision.