With his deep voice and small-town roots, Landon Parker bridges the distance between traditional country music and its modern-day makeover. It’s a southern sound that celebrates the good things in life — cold beer, old friends, and new beginnings — created by a blue-collar songwriter who’s spent countless nights onstage, playing show after show on Nashville’s honky-tonk circuit. In a genre that looks to salute the past while firmly living in the present, Landon Parker is poised to become country music’s newest poster child.
Produced by Grammy Award winner Blake Chancey (Waylon Jennings, The Chicks, Little Big Town), Parker’s 2022 debut EP, HITS HOME, showcases his talents as a writer, vocalist, guitarist, and torchbearer of ageless country music and has received critical acclaim from industry insiders and tastemakers. Upon release, it immediately received airplay on SiriusXM’s The Highway and major playlisting on streaming platforms. Spotify lists Parker on its” Best of 2022″ playlist, Amazon Music has him on the “2022 Artists to Watch” and “Top 50 Most Played Country” playlists, while Apple’s Shazam lists Parker on its “Best New Music” list.
His 2023 follow-up single, YOUR BABY GIRL, landed him on the front page of People.com with an exclusive first look at the powerful accompanying music video with additional coverage from E! News, Entertainment Tonight, Country Now, and American Songwriter.
Most recently, Landon has taken his high-energy live show to massive country festivals, Tidal Wave and Summerfest, and shared the stage with Scotty McCreery, Gary Allan, Russell Dickerson, Tyler Booth, and more.
His 2023 touring schedule includes opening shows for Tim McGraw, Tyler Booth, Randal King, CMA Festival Stages, Key West Songwriters Festival, Watershed Festival, and other fairs and festivals still to be announced.
Parker’s talent extends beyond traditional country boundaries as he was featured on the groundbreaking album “Positive Vibrations: Country Goes Reggae.” This remarkable collaboration paired him with renowned country icons like Dolly Parton, Alabama, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, Randy Houser, and more.
For Landon, everything began in Yadkinville, North Carolina. “It’s the kind of small country town where everybody knows everybody,” he says. “Whenever I hear a song about country life, I think back to the place where I grew up, the dirt roads I drove down, the bonfires I sat around… Country music talks about all of that, and I lived it.”
Raised on a soundtrack of George Strait, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn, and Tim McGraw, Landon grew up appreciating good stories and even better songs.
Moving to Nashville at 18 years old, Landon built his audience the old-school way: by writing songs, booking shows, and hitting the road. When his first band toured alongside Tim McGraw and Keith Urban, Landon took it all in, steadily following in his heroes’ footsteps. When the band broke up, he decided to keep going, transforming himself into one of the most sought-after songwriters and performers in Nashville.
Night after night, Landon played three-hour shows for barflies, beer drinkers, slow dancers, and tourists. Those shows sharpened his songwriting skills and fine-tuned his vocals. They brought him face-to-face with a working-class audience looking to get away from the rigors of everyday life, and they left a permanent mark on his music.
“I want people to be able to escape when they get out of work,” says Landon, whose songwriting skills have already landed him a deal with Tim McGraw’s publishing company, Free Dive. “I want to take them somewhere else, even if it’s just for three minutes. Maybe I’m taking them to a bar. Maybe I’m taking them back to the early part of their relationship. Maybe I’m reminding them of a good memory. But they deserve to feel free, and that’s what good music does for people.”
Raised on the sounds of the South, Landon Parker is a working-class country star on the rise, ready to usher in a new era of honky-tonk twang in the 21st century. Turn up the radio, raise a glass, and get ready — there’s plenty of good beer drinkin’ to come.
Parker is managed by EM.Co and published by Tim McGraw (Free Dive Music). He is represented by CAA and Sweet Talk Publicity.