Parker McCollum battles heartbreak with ‘Handle on You’

Latest single available now

One of Nashville’s brightest new stars, Parker McCollum, has released his latest single, “Handle On You,” available now. Written by McCollum and Monty Criswell, the woeful track about reeling from a doomed relationship captures the all-too relatable emotions of grappling with trying to let go of someone you loved.

“I know I have written quite a few songs about heart break and drinking. So here’s another one,” says McCollum.

Recently, McCollum made another childhood dream come true by opening for country music legend, George Strait, at his show in Kansas City, MO on July 30th. Alongside Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town, McCollum fired up the crowd for one unforgettable show with The King of Country Music.

Since exploding onto the country music scene in 2020 with his critically acclaimed and top-selling debut country EP of the year, Hollywood Gold EP, McCollum has achieved two No. 1 singles — the 2x Platinum selling, “Pretty Heart,” and its follow-up single, “To Be Loved By You” — made his Grand Ole Opry debut, broke records at the iconic Texas venue Whitewater Amphitheater – selling out a three-night engagement, performed for a sold out crowd for his debut at RodeoHouston and earned his first ACM Award for New Male Artist of the Year and his first CMT Award for “Breakthrough Video of the Year.”

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