Parker Millsap is making a name for himself in the Americana realm through hard work, cool music and thousands of highway miles. The 21-year-old Oklahoma resident and his band — Michael Rose on bass and Daniel Foulks on fiddle — happened to be in Nashville for a few days in May, so we set up our cameras on Lower Broadway and let ‘em roll. With a shouter’s voice and a poet’s perspective, Millsap naturally drew a lot of onlookers.
Millsap’s calling card may be “Truck Stop Gospel,” a clever tale about an impassioned guy who’s just trying spread the good word to travelers and temptresses alike. Falling somewhere between restless and romantic, “Disappear” is another notable song on Millsap’s new, self-titled album. The well-received project led to a nomination in the emerging artist category at the Americana Honors & Awards ceremony, coming up in September.
Check out the CMT Concrete Country performances of “Truck Stop Gospel” and “Disappear,” along with a brand new tune, “Hades’ Plea,” which he’s been playing out on the road.