Parker McCollum's first national release has reached No. 1 on country radio's Mediabase chart. "Pretty Heart" was first released to Texas radio in late 2019 and rose to No. 1 early in 2020. Soon after it, began it's long, deliberate climb to the top of the national chart.

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McCollum's new EP Hollywood Gold debuted at number 10 on the Billboard country chart, and subsequently became the highest-selling debut this year according to ABC News Radio. In addition his first national single, "Pretty Heart" has also been certified gold by the RIAA, marking 500,000 units sold.

As the single has made it's way up national radio, Parker's hasn't slowed down in The Lone Star State, releasing two more singles this year to Texas radio. The second off his EP was the Chris Stapleton penned "Like a Cowboy," and the third the fan-favorite "Young Man's Blues." The YMB update is more up-tempo than the version he has sang at live shows the past couple years, but we're digging it.

Congratulations, Parker! From all of us here at Radio Texas, LIVE! for the first of what we're sure will be many chart-toppers.

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