CONGRATULATIONS TO EARL PARKER # 6 ON WILDHORSE ENTERTAINMENT INDEPENDENT SUPER STARS TOP 30 JANUARY 2012 CHART
Be on the lookout for a new CD release by Earl Parker, simply titled ” Clint Eastwood” it is not sure yet if this song will be featured for a free download on Wildhorse Entertainment but an announcement will be made soon. According to Rhonnie from RhonBob Promotions Earl had this to say about his past hits and future plans: All of my songs are stories, and as soon as I released my first album everyone began asking for country, country, country. So I released a song called The Rebel In Me as a single, and it did well on American radio, but it did really great on European, Australian, and New Zealand radio. Heck, it even turned up in Tokyo Japan. On the radio! Can you believe that? It hit #2 in Sweden, #16 in Norway, and #21 in the UK. Then I wrote Cowboy Down, inspired by one of my buddies who rode bulls in the rodeo for 23 years. It just blew my socks off! The song appears to be about a guy that just keeps getting thrown, but actually what it’s about is how you always have to get back up when trouble pushes you around. I’m really pleased with this album especially Time In The Mirror. It’s a classic because it’s about all of us, not together but individually, as we watch time go by in the only way we can, in the mirror. Yeah, all the songs on this album have something to say about money, friends, relationships, Hollywood icons, cowboys, & rebels, and that sounds pretty country to me. I released a second song from this album and it has risen to #3 in Norway, #6 in Austria, #25 in Denmark, & #27 in France. It’s kinda strange that all of these places have thriving country communities, but believe me they do. They also have a top 100 Country Music Association chart for Europe as a whole, and at the end of October I was informed that I would appear on that in the next couple of weeks. I like that, it means I’ve been spending my time wisely, and I haven’t been wasting any, which I seem to have done a lot of in my life.
Earl Parker’s #1 Hit song “Rock & Roll Cowboy” is available on Wildhorse Entertainment for Free download right now
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