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Hollywood, MD- Three years ago he was performing his first gig at Cheeseburger in Paradise in California, MD. Since then he’s released two albums; “Circle 8?(reached #33 on iTunes Country Music Charts) and most recently “Nights We Never Had” (#84 on iTunes Country Music Charts), and performed from Boston to Nashville, from Delaware to Ohio.
Phillip Parsons has exploded onto the local Country music scene in Southern Maryland and further. His loyal followers pack every one of his shows, whether it’s just him and the band, or he is playing with someone else. His second album, “Nights We Never Had” featured three songs, including the unexpected hit “Bad Girl”. When asked about the second album’s songs, Parsons said,” I really only promoted Nights We Never Had. Then we saw Bad Girl getting a lot of plays and I started promoting it like crazy.” Parsons released a lyric video of “Bad Girl”on January 5, 2018.
When you’ve had the success Parsons has had, what do you do next? You announce to your faithful followers that on January 25, 2018 you’re opening for Chris Janson at the historic Fillmore Silver Spring. The Fillmore Silver Spring has hosted big names such as Kid Rock, Cheap Trick, Moby, Bush, Mary J. Blige, and John Legend, to name a few. Now they can add Phillip Parsons to that list.
When asked about what this meant to him personally to be playing the Fillmore and opening for someone like Chris Janson, Parsons said,” I worked for the government for 10 years. I sacrificed so much to be able to do this, it’s beyond anything I can comprehend. “
“My dream was just to be mentioned as a Southern Maryland musician. You always have your dreams and your realistic dreams. I never saw myself opening for someone like this. It’s a very emotional thing.”
For those that don’t know, Chris Janson is a Country singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN. He’s written for Tim McGraw (Truck Yeah). In September 2017, he released his second album, Everybody, with its lead single being “Fix a Drink”.
Parsons opens for Chris Janson on January 25, 2018. Event information and tickets available here.
You can download Phillips songs on iTunes below: