Summer has come and gone, but the fun is still sticking around. On Thursday, August 31, The Tap is hosting Parker McCollum, special guest Holly Tucker and Brian Chance Band, all homegrown Texas country musicians.
Parker McCollum is a 23 year old singer-songwriter originally from Conroe, Texas, who grew up with a love for classic Texas country artists. McCollum, now based out of Austin, refers to Ryan Bingham as his main inspiration. In 2013, McCollum released his first single called “Highway,” and he has followed with albums in 2015 and 2017.
McCollum’s first full album, “The Limestone Kid,” drew comparisons to big names such as John Mayer. McCollum’s latest project, “Probably Wrong,” is being released in three stages, which is a creative way to increase the anticipation of the album. McCollum has played at many of the most known venues in Texas, and the momentum of his career is only growing.
Special guest Holly Tucker is a Waco, TX native who jumpstarted her career at the early age of 14, when she recorded her first album, “It’s About Time.” By the age of 17, she had released her second album, “Love is What She Likes.” Since the beginning of her career, Tucker’s lyrics have been true to her roots and her experiences, which makes her songs heartfelt and genuine. Her main inspirations are country singers Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride, who remind her to strive for what she wants.
Tucker’s singing took a competitive turn in 2013, when she became one of the few contestants during season 4 of NBC’s The Voice to turn all four judges’ chairs. Tucker joined Blake Shelton’s team and went on to become one of the top six contestants on the season. Tucker has gone on to release several singles and one full length album, “Steel,” since appearing on The Voice.
Tucker gives back to her community through more than just her music. She is the spokesperson for the Community Cancer Association in Waco, and she hopes to help children and young adults find their inspiration and accomplish their goals. She also graduated from Baylor University in 2015 with a degree in Communications.
Brian Chance Band is a native of west Texas, whose main focus is Texas country. His first single, “Rain,” was released in 2016 on iTunes. Chance draws inspiration from artists like Waylon Jennings, George Jones, Whiskey Meyers, and Cody Canada.
The Tap will open its doors at 8 PM for a night of Texas country that will get you two-stepping until your feet fall off. Tickets are available at bandsintown.com.