WHAT IS GET ON THE BANDWAGON?

Part of what we pride ourselves on at Tailgate Country is promoting up-and-coming artists and friends of the podcast. Get on the Bandwagon! is a bimonthly series that highlights artists that are on the verge of really taking off. Get on the bandwagon of these artists before it’s too late!

WHO IS DREW PARKER?

Drew Parker is from rural Georgia, something that really influences his music. During his career in Nashville, Parker has co-written on Luke Combs’ platinum album, This One’s For You and Jake Owen’s No. 1 single, Homemade.

In 2018, he released his debut, self-titled EP and in 2020, he released his sophomore EP, While You’re Gone. The title track from his sophomore EP has been spun over 2 million times on Spotify and landed on our own Top 100 Songs of 2020.

OVERVIEW OF HIS MUSIC

Parker’s EP, While You’re Gone is one of the better installments in country music’s 2020 catalog. The title track is a powerful breakup song that shows off Parker’s vocals and songwriting. It’s not just one of our favorite tracks of 2020, but one of our favorite tracks in general.

Tracks like Hell Yeah Say When I’m In and Party In The Back are classic crank em’ party songs while I Was Lying is a vulnerable look at Parker’s life. His dynamic range in both writing and singing set Drew Parker above the crop of new Nashville artists.

WHY HE WILL BE BIG

Everyone in Nashville is talented but few have the prowess of Drew Parker. One listen to While You’re Gone and you’ll understand what sets his voice above the rest. The growl in “you’re gonna come back” sounds effortless, but give it a try yourself. It takes plenty of training and natural talent.

There’s also the intangibles, like being liked around town. Parker can often be seen featured by other artists on their social media and writing rooms. Everyone around town is clued in on Parker and the rest of the world is catching up.

WHERE TO FIND HIM

Instagram & Twitter: @DrewParkerPlays

Spotify, Apple Music: Drew Parker

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