Parker Welling

Parker Welling

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Parker Welling is a talented and charismatic artist who has generated her very own, unique brand of country music. A songwriter by nature, she has been consistently writing songs since the tender age of 10 and has a large catalogue of original songs. She has been performing on stage since age 15.

Biography

Parker Welling is a talented and charismatic artist who has generated her very own, unique brand of country music. A songwriter by nature, she has been consistently writing songs since the tender age of 10 and has a large catalog of hundreds of original songs. Her distinct voice sets her apart from other country entertainers. Her individual style of songwriting has been influenced by such artists as Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, Melissa Etheridge, Jewel, as well as many other acts.

Although she is a Nashville native, Parker Welling spent the early years of her career as one of Canton, Michigan's best-kept secrets, but this determined singer/songwriter is not only ready to be discovered, but also to expose country music to a different crowd. Despite her young age, audiences of all ages and musical tastes find it easy to relate to this out-of-the-box singer/songwriter. Her one-of-a-kind vocal quality and unique sound quickly made her a favorite, packing out everything from coffee shops to large venues in the local indie scene where “emo” and rock bands once ruled.

Parker reflects, “It was difficult to play to the “scene crowd” at first—they gave me a lot of grief, but it has been so rewarding to see the typically anti-country crowd sing along with the songs I’ve written…. I guess that’s what’s so great about music-- it breaks down barriers.”

Indefinitely groundbreaking, Parker Welling pairs moving and memorable melodies with surprisingly relevant and clever lyrics that show experience and understanding far beyond her years.

Parker has always had a strong sense of who she is, and what she wants. This ambitious artist is currently twenty-two years old and graduated with a degree in Entertainment Industry Studies from Belmont University. She transferred to Belmont when she barely had a driver’s license, midway through her freshman year of college. She didn’t waste any time; it took her a matter of months to make the crucial contact she desired. By the end of her first semester she had landed a coveted internship which led to a paid position at 821 Entertainment Group as assistant to music row royalty, Anastasia Brown. Anastasia, who has worked with the likes of Keith Urban and Sting, has been far more than a “boss,” she has truly become a friend and mentor, giving advice, supporting her dream, and even setting up private writing appointments with hit writers. Brown gushes about Parker, “She is beautiful, talented, smart, and hardworking.” Brown sees great potential and speaks highly of her promise as a songwriter with professional caliber.

Discography

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