Parker McCollum Torches Memories of Lost Love in ‘Hell of a Year’ Video

 KELLY BRICKEY • NOVEMBER 29, 2017 - 10:14 AM

Light a match and burn away the problems of the past, or so that’s what Parker McCollum did to erase any memory of a former relationship in his new video for “Hell of a Year,” exclusively premiering on Sounds Like Nashville.

While reminiscing all the happy times playfully teasing each other around the kitchen or acting out silly games in bed together, McCollum pours gasoline all over the house to turn the moments into ashes. He may not be regretful about the relationship as a whole, but the singer realizes it’s the only way he can move on completely from what he once loved.

McCollum watches the house go up in flames the minute he drops the lighter, looking numb over the decision to leave it all behind and walk away to a hopeful future.

“[Hell of a Year] is the hardest song I ever had to write, and I wanted the video to do it justice. I think we reached our goal there,” McCollum says of the clip.

“Hell of a Year” marks McCollum’s second single off of his independently-released album, Probably Wrong, which was released in mid-November. With 10 tracks completing the record, McCollum put his personal touch on almost every song with his writing contributions to the project.

The Texas-based singer picked up quite the following throughout the year, amassing 1.3 million views on YouTube and tens of thousands of Spotify monthly listeners. He even used his Garth Brooks and John Mayer influence to win over the hearts of many new fans when they picked up a copy of his latest release.

Be sure to check out McCollum’s video for “Hell of a Year” and keep up with the country singer throughout his social media channels for information about tours and new releases on the horizon.

 
 
 
 

PARKER MCCOLLUM ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE “HELL OF A YEAR” OFF HIS LATEST ALBUM PROBABLY WRONG

Premieres Official Video For “Hell of a Year” This Week

NASHVILLE, TN (November 30, 2017) – Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Parker McCollum has just released his brand new single “Hell of a Year,” from his latest album Probably Wrong.  The video, which exclusively debuted with Sounds Like Nashville yesterday, showcases a pensive McCollum at his home reflecting on the past year’s highs and lows before burning the house down to the ground. The video was filmed in Texas near McCollum’s current home base, Austin.

Parker told Sounds Like Nashville “[Hell of a Year] is the hardest song I ever had to write, and I wanted the video to do it justice. I think we reached our goal there.”

Probably Wrong- produced by Grammy Award-winner Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks, Terri Hendrix, Robert Earl Keen) - was his second full length album released November 10 independently. Earning an astounding 100,000 streams a week and over 1.3 million views on YouTube all on his own, “Hell of a Year” follows the successful debut song off the album, “I Can’t Breathe.”

Named “the most powerful song on the record” by Temple Daily Telegram, it received admirable critical acclaim from many including Whiskey Riff who recently featured the track as “Song of the Week.” “I Can’t Breathe” was McCollum’s first Top 10 on Texas’ 

CDX Traction Chart and also spent seven consecutive weeks at No. 1 on Texas Music Pickers’ Spotify chart. 

Spending the last two years on the road, McCollum will play ACL Live on December 1 along with an upcoming show at Billy Bob’s on December 8. He will also embark on the “Naughty or Nice” tour with Koe Wetzel through the end of the year.

For more information please visit ParkerMcCollum.com  and follow him on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / YouTube.

 

PARKER MCCOLLUM UPCOMING TOUR DATES:

  • November 30 – The Tap – College Station, TX
  • December 1 – ACL Live at Moody Theater – Austin, TX
  • December 2 – Fair Park Coliseum – Lubbock, TX
  • December 3 – Cheatham Street Warehouse – San Marcos, TX*
  • December 4 – The Backyard Bar, Stage & Grill – Waco, TX*
  • December 5 – City Limits – Stephenville, TX
  • December 6 – Banita Creek Hall – Nacogdoches, TX*
  • December 8 – Billy Bob’s Texas – Fort Worth, TX
  • December 21 – Brewster Street Icehouse – Corpus Christi, TX
  • December 23 – House of Blues – Houston, TX
  • December 29 – John T. Floore Country Store – Helotes, TX
  • December 31 – City Limits – Stephenville, TX
  • January 5 – Musicfest – Steamboat Springs, CO
  • January 6 – Musicfest – Steamboat Springs, CO
  • January 7 – Musicfest – Steamboat Springs, CO
  • January 8 – Musicfest – Steamboat Springs, CO
  • *Indicates “Naughty or Nice” Tour

 

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Parker McCollum’s “Probably Wrong” Is Not to Be Overlooked

Parker McCollum’s “Probably Wrong” Is Not to Be Overlooked

Strikingly brilliant of composition, richly diverse, both progressive and traditional, a tour de force of songwriting, and incredibly textured with strong instrumentation, Probably Wrong has just about everything you could want from any record, whether you count yourself a country fan, more of an Americana type, a country rocker, or whatever may be in between, man or woman, young or old. Whatever your roots music persuasion, Parker McCollum seems to have you covered, as long as you’re willing to open your heart to a new name, and a forward-thinking approach to a powerful expression of country music.

Parker McCollum Releases Brand New Album ‘Probably Wrong’

Parker McCollum Releases Brand New Album ‘Probably Wrong’

Up-and-coming singer-songwriter Parker McCollum has released his brand new album, Probably Wrong. His second full length album and final installment of a three part roll-out, Probably Wrong contains ten tracks, with all but two songs written or co-written by the 25-year-old guitar player himself.

Parker McCollum Does it Right with “Probably Wrong: Session One”

Parker McCollum Does it Right with “Probably Wrong: Session One”

Parker McCollum has made quite a name for himself since the release of his debut full length album “The Limestone Kid” in 2015. He’s played at almost every notable venue in Texas and has made just about every Texas festival bill (or is slated to by the end of this year). He’s got a fellowship of 60K monthly listeners on Spotify and his breakout single “Meet You in the Middle” has been streamed well over a million times!  Needless to say, there’s a lot of anticipation built up for his next project.

Single Spotlight: Parker McCollum – I Can’t Breathe

Single Spotlight: Parker McCollum – I Can’t Breathe

Written with Micky Braun and produced by Lloyd Maines, the key-filled ballad reflects on the difficulties that life on “the road” can create at home. “I was up late one night, before my co-write with Micky and I didn’t want to go in empty-handed; and I kept thinking about “a girl” and my touring –and the words “I Can’t Breathe” just kind of came out…” McCollum told us.