New Parker McCollum EP “Hollywood Gold” Named After his Grandpa’s Horse

Parker McCollum
Parker McCollum (Photo courtesy of MCA Nashville)

Country music singer-songwriter Parker McCollum released a six-song EP today titled Hollywood Gold. The project’s name came from a horse his grandfather once owned.

Parker explains that his grandmother would often tell the story about the Australian race horse his grandpa owned,

“I was listening to my Grandma tell a story about this Australian racehorse that my Granddad had been kind of hell bent to buy at one point way back in the day. She was just telling me this story about this horse and how he finally ended up buying it and it ended up getting stolen as soon as they had it after a little while, and how my Granddad would go out looking for this horse for months and months at a time and they ended up finding it.”

It was while listening to this story again when the idea of using the horse’s name as the title to the EP came to Parker,

“It’s a story I had heard all of my life, but I’d never really paid attention to it I don’t think as much until she was telling it this one time and I kept hearing Hollywood Gold, and I said, ‘Man! What a great name kind of for the album or the EP.’ Man, I just think it fit. If you listen to all of the songs, they all kind of tie into, they all come from the same place, I guess.”

Cover for Parker McCollum EP 'Hollywood Gold'
Cover for Parker McCollum EP ‘Hollywood Gold’ (Photo courtesy of MCA Nashville)

Parker’s current single “Pretty Heart” is part of the EP. The single is sitting at #10 on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck singles chart this week and #11 on the Billboard Country Airplay singles chart this week and climbing on both. Listen for the song on Bloomington-Normal’s #1 Country, B104.

The Hollywood Gold EP by Parker McCollum is available everywhere now. Below is the track list for the project.

1. Parker McCollum – Young Man’s Blues 03:27
2. Parker McCollum – Like A Cowboy 03:45
3. Parker McCollum – Pretty Heart 04:04
4. Parker McCollum – Hallie Ray Light 03:41
5. Parker McCollum – Hold Me Back 03:03
6. Parker McCollum – Love You Like That 03:25

By: Buck Stevens