Parker McKay
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Parker McKay

Nashville, TN | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Nashville, TN | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Country Pop




"New Discovery of the Month"

Music Charts Magazine® Presents - "NEW DISCOVERY" - "Taylor Faith"- for the month of June 2014.

Looking for some "New" music to add to your player and can't find anything that blows you away?

Check out this Music Charts Magazine® "NEW DISCOVERY" Interview with "Taylor Faith" and be prepared to be excited knowing there is still 100% awesome music out there that you still have not heard.

After you listen to this great radio interview pasted below of "Taylor Faith" we are sure you will be glad you found this "New Discovery" and Taylor's song "See What You Did" to add to your music playlist.

Taking inspiration from artists such as Shania Twain, Miranda Lambert, and Sheryl Crow, Taylor has crafted a sound that blends twangy Country/Pop hooks with an edgier rock attitude. After some time spent majoring in commercial voice at Belmont University in Nashville, she relocated to New York City and formed her own band. Taylor Faith recently opened for Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry for their New York stop on the “Live and Loud 2013 Tour” - Music Charts Magazine

""Yours" Review"

The last time we talked about Taylor Faith was back in April for the release of her single and video ‘See What You Did’. Luckily for us she’s now back with a brand new single and video ‘Yours’, which is particularly significant for her due to a shift towards a more traditional country sound, and away from the pop/rock spark that previously inspired her material. Of course, I’m sure Taylor will still be making more music in that vein, but it’s refreshing to hear such versatility from an artist who could easily carry on down that commercial route. It shows not only that she is well-rounded as a creative individual, but also that she has respect for the older sounds and styles.

With the romantic video just released yesterday (available to watch below), it is the perfect accompaniment for this slow, serene and sunset-drenched track, complete with restrained yet emotive delivery from Taylor. Her vocals, devoid of her usual belting technique, unveil a new vulnerability that is reflected in the story of the video. Summer love never looked (or sounded) so beautiful. -

""Country Summer" Review"

NYC-based, Belmont University graduate Taylor Faith knows what she’s talking about when it comes to country music. Growing up on the Dixie Chicks, Sheryl Crow, Shania Twain, as well as pop divas like Celine Dion and Mariah Carey, Taylor knows instinctively how to combine country, pop and rock into an irresistible combination that’s primed for radio. Teaming up with some of the best musicians NYC has to offer, plenty of successful shows led Taylor and her band to record an EP, so that fans could take something home with them. Those fans include the ones at a recent NYC stop by Rascal Flatts and The Band Perry on the ‘Live and Loud 2013 Tour’, where Taylor was brought on as an opener. In her own words, they’ve “created a very twangy, sassy, belt-y repertoire that appeals to not just country music lovers but pop and rock as well.” And with influences that also include Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum, Sugarland and The Band Perry, I would be inclined to say she’s spot-on with that description.

Recorded in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the Country Summer EP is released today, and below is Taylor’s own descriptions of the songs, in addition to my comments/review. The whole EP was written by Taylor Faith, Austin Moorhead and Zach Paxson, in addition to a cover of ‘Ho Hey’ by The Lumineers. Enjoy!

1. Real Men

Taylor: “‘Real Men’ Is about the struggle that women endure whilst looking for a man who has ambitions, is respectful and will treat her like a prize.”

Taking inspiration from many of the female country superstars of the 1990s and early 2000’s, ‘Real Men’ is sassy, upbeat and is guaranteed to have you moving with an infectious guitar lick (and a cute reference to Brad Paisley).

2. Country Summer

Taylor: “‘Country Summer’ Austin wrote this summer anthem that talks about the easy times of summers out in the country before the stresses of adulthood were so considerable. There’s nothing like taking a dip in a lake on a warm night with your friends, under the stars. There are days when you want nothing more than to go back to that time.”

Tapping into the summer nostalgia theme that is always so popular in country music, ‘Country Summer’ is a belter that is as good a summer song as any, that far more ignores Taylor’s pop/rock influences without sacrificing the country elements.

3. Would’ve Been Me

Taylor: “‘Would’ve Been Me’ is about missing someone who you know you would’ve been so great with, had they just paid you a little more mind when you were around.”

Taylor and her fellow writers seem to have a knack for writing catchy pop hooks, as is on display here. Tinged with conflicted feelings of regret and longing, there is an element of satisfaction that the replacement girl just doesn’t live up to who she would have been, going back to the age-old comparisons of country girl and city girl.

4. Trophy Wife

Taylor: “I wrote ‘Trophy Wife’ right after a trip I took back to Nashville last fall. I was taking in the sassy, southern, energy of some of my girlfriends down there. I had also been listening to a lot of Miranda Lambert and I wanted to write a powerful, She-Woman song that would make girls want to stomp around in their cowboy boots.”

It’s easy to hear the influences of Miranda Lambert in this track, as there’s a notable effort to “rock up” the sound. It certainly stands up to its contemporaries of sassy girl power songs, marking feminism in the 21st century with demands of individualism yet equality in relationships.

5. Charade

Taylor: “‘Charade’ is a plea to a person who you are in love with but is bad for you, to let you go. You know you shouldn’t stick around but you just don’t have the strength to leave so you need them to cut you loose.”

Surprisingly upbeat for the subject matter, there’s an intriguing toney guitar (reminiscent of much more traditional sounds), and interesting plays with tempo. I also really enjoyed the use of the mandolin on this track, and the more old-school vibe underneath more contemporary instrumentation.

6. I Think About You

Taylor: “‘I Think About You’ is a testament to how having a long history and a deep love for someone isn’t always enough. You try everything you can to make it work but you just can’t.”

I love the acoustic guitar part on this track! Gives it more of a twang than some of the other songs on this EP, and the overall production is far more stripped back and front porch-esque. Taylor also proves she can interpret the more emotional songs, and it comes across as the most heartfelt performance here.

7. Ho Hey

This kind of speaks for itself as a cover so Taylor didn’t feel the need to add to it, but it’s a nice version whose slow tempo and rapidly twisting melody takes full advantage of all the inflections and stylings in Taylor’s voice. It reminds me a fair bit of Lennon & Maisy Stella’s performance of the song in ABC’s ‘Nashville’, although a more present mandolin and a more mature voice definitely add to Taylor’s version. The harmonies and shouts of “ho” and “hey” stay very close to the original, impressively so, in fact. -


"Country Summer" - EP (Aug '13)

"See What You Did" - Single (Feb '14)

"Yours" - (Sept '14)



Northeast native Parker McKay is a soul-bearing, country pop/rock singer-songwriter. Her wide range of influences spans from soulful superstars Sheryl Crow and Grace Potter, to rock legends Aerosmith and the Rolling stones, to country greats The Dixie Chicks and Shania Twain. This combination has lent to her unique blend of sultry, powerhouse vocals and stirring melodies. Her captivating performances make her a force on stage. 

She began her music career in NYC where she attracted the attention of booking giant, LIve Nation. This relationship led to Parker opening for acts such as Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow and the Band Perry. Some New York venues on her resume include the Nikon Theater at Jones Beach as well as the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.

A move to Nashville in late 2014 led to Parker falling into an inspiring community and the refinement of her sound as well as a plethora of new material. Since arriving in town, Parker has graced the stage with artists such as Lucie Silvas, Maren Morris, Natalie Hemby and at Nashville’s top venues like 3rd and Lindsley, The Listening Room, and The Basement East. Her songwriting talents have paved the way for her to write with writers from Sony, BMG, Warner Chappel and Curb publishing houses, among others.

As both an artist and songwriter, Parker‘s name has already made a notable impact on the industry’s community. Her infectious blend of onstage energy and undeniable vocals make Parker a clear up and coming star in the Nashville scene.


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