Parker McCollum, American Country Music Awards' 2022 New Male Artist of the Year, will play the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Sept. 8, with Jackson Dean opening the show at 7:30 p.m., according to Birmingham-based Red Mountain Entertainment, which books and operates the venue.
It's just the second show named thus far for the 2023 season. Earlier this week, a May 12 show with Hank Williams Jr. and Old Crow Medicine Show was announced.
Though he's been cutting indie records since 2013, McCollum put out his third studio album, "Gold Chain Cowboy," on MCA Nashville in summer 2021.
The Texan grew up on classic country, including Willie Nelson, Buck Owens and Porter Wagoner, and so-called "red dirt" (from the soil in Oklahoma) musicians such as Cross Canadian Ragweed, Pat Green and Chris Knight. While working a cattle ranch, his grandfather introduced him to cross-genre singer-songwriters such as Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt and Bob Dylan. He also leans on the style of George Strait, and often covers his songs in concert.
"Gold Chain Cowboy" went to No. 6 on U.S. Country charts; his 2020 MCA EP "Gold" went to No. 10. He's had a pair of country top 10s in "To Be Loved By You" and "Pretty Heart." Both sold gold; "Pretty Heart" went double platinum. The video for the former won the Country Music Television Award for Breakthrough Video of the Year.
Rolling Stone, Billboard, MusicRow, Sirius XM, CMT, The Boot and Sounds Like Nashville have named McCollum as an artist to watch. He made his late-night TV debut on "Jimmy Kimmy Live" performing "To Be Loved By You." For more, see www.parkermccollum.com.
Country singer Dean, born Jackson Dean Nicholson, released his debut single "Don't Come Lookin'" and debut album "Greenbroke" in 2022. The single charted top 20 on U.S. country charts, and was featured in an episode of "Yellowstone." He opened for Brooks and Dunn on the 2022 Reboot tour.
How to get tickets
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 20, through www.ticketmaster.com, or the Amp box office at 2710 Jack Warner Parkway, for $84.50 (general admission pit), or $69.50, $54.50, $34.50 or $24.50 for reserved seats. For more, see www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.
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