Parker McCollum marked his return to his old stomping grounds with a sold-out concert Oct. 2 at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands and the key to the city of Conroe.
“It’s a mile from the house I lived in when I was in high school, and I used to hear concerts all the time just being in the backyard,” McCollum said.
McCollum, 29, was nominated for the American Country Music New Male Artist of the Year for 2021, according to a city of Conroe press release.
After graduating high school, McCollum recorded two independent albums before signing a deal with Universal Music Group Nashville in 2019, the press release said.
Following his headline performance in Conroe, Mayor Jody Czajowski and Council Member Todd Yancey, who is also McCollum’s uncle, presented him with the honor. Czajowski also declared Oct. 2 Parker McCollum Day in Conroe.
“We are blessed to have a strong advocate like Parker McCollum in our community who is representing our city with class,” Czajowski said.