Artist of the Day: Parker Millsap

posted by Matt Jarrells on 05/11/2018

May 11, 2018

25-year-old Oklahoma native Parker Millsap follows up two consecutive #1 albums on the Americana charts with the new release Other Arrangements.

Millsap’s self-titled 2014 album received an Americana nomination for Best Emerging Artist, while 2016’s The Very Last Day was nominated as Americana Album of the Year.

While known for lyrics influenced by a religious upbringing, the new album puts more of an emphasis on punchy guitar rock exploring the nature of relationships. Millsap says “I’m more than five years into a relationship with my girlfriend and still learning all the ways it can be difficult and wonderful. I realized while making (the record) that I didn’t have to do the sad, folky thing with Jesus lyrics and acoustic guitar, but that I could write artsy pop songs like Van Morrison. I wanted songs that are fun, that people can move to. If it’s about shaking your hips, it’s a rock song.”

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