Momma’s worried heart couldn’t deter young singer/songwriter Parker McKay from pulling up her cowgirl boots and hitting the highway to pursue her dream of landing on the cover of Rolling Stone, and we believe she’s well on her way. Heck, she’s already shared stages with Sheryl Crow, The Band Perry and Rascal Flatts and a relocation to Nashville, TN has found her rubbing elbows with the likes of Jana Kramer, Maren Morris and pond-skipping powerhouse Lucie Silvas.
Few could argue that the northeast native had not already pressed a sizable footprint into the fertile soil of Music City, but now she’s topped herself. Today, the rising talent announced the release of her long awaited debut EP featuring 6 original songs that sound more like veteran-penned anthems than a debut effort.
From the first notes of the ambitious Rolling Stone it is apparent that the self titled collection is sure to fill country-loving earbuds for years to come. Flip discovers Parker growling through the ivory-raining melodies of a clap along girl power stomper. If it is clever lyrical content you fancy, there is no shortage of brilliance in the drifty Call It Off, co-written by seasoned phrase turner Lucie Silvas. Under The Rug and I Tried take us on a journey from the country-music-meets-Bruno-Mars funk to a fit-for-the-highway classic that may soon have licensing giants playing hungry hungry hippos for the publishing rights. Parker fittingly closes her debut with the doleful Begin Goodbye, reminiscent of the heart wrenching ballads akin to Grace Potter.
The work clearly establishes McKay’s shining arrival into Nashville’s rising elite. We encourage you to pick up the album on iTunes or lend an ear over on Spotify. Producer and mixer Austin Moorhead and engineer Brad Hill have truly outdone themselves. Hope Tree Entertainment is thrilled to help introduce the world to another talent we are proud to call one of our own.
Fly, Parker, fly.
More information can be found at www.parkermckay.com