Parker McCollum kicked off the weekend with a song that delves into the heartbreak of being alone. “Stoned,” which the country star wrote with Brett James and Mark Holman, aims to explore “the universal emotions of loneliness, uncertainty, and misunderstanding, and how we often find ways to self-medicate our feelings,” reads a press release announcing its release on Friday (December 2).
“I was going to save this song to be released with the album but, after the fans demanded it be released sooner, I decided to go ahead and give it to them,” McCollum said in a statement as he debuted his latest song. “This song says so much while saying so little, which is exactly how I like it to be. I hope they love it!”
McCollum, who shared a sneak peek of “Stoned” on Instagram earlier this week, recently announced his spring and summer tour dates. The headlining trek will include rising country stars Corey Kent and Catie Offerman, and Larry Fleet, Jackson Dean and the Randy Rogers Band along on select stops. McCollum was also confirmed as one of the artists on fellow singer-songwriter Morgan Wallen’s world tour in 2023.
The reigning Academy of Country Music New Male Artist of the Year is closing out what he called “the craziest year of my entire life.” He’s heading into a year full of “new music and a new tour comin up next year!”