KWSF: Caryl Parker

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Songwriter Carly Parker

Caryl “Mack” Parker is an award-winning, Americana singer/songwriter from Nashville. Billboard calls her music “a masterpiece” and “the level of her writing – a standout.”

Her latest album, Rancho Divine, is a compilation of previously unreleased recordings spanning the past decade. Featuring a who’s who of Nashville musicians and songwriters, Rancho Divine is

  • an organic blend of 10-songs,
  • featuring spatial soundscapes and
  • stories perfectly crafted as the backdrop for her crystalline voice.

A native of Abilene, Texas, Caryl incubated for several years in the independent music scene of Portland, Oregon before migrating to Nashville in 1994.

Her first record-deal was signed 3-years later and thanks to relentless touring, her music was added on

  • hundreds of radio stations,
  • press interviews, and
  • television networks worldwide (including top videos on CMT and GAC).

After a renewed focus on family, sessions and writing, Caryl has since become a mainstay in the Nashville music scene, performing with such artists as

  • Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant, James Otto, Kevin Welch, Ashley Cleveland, Kim Hill, Jude Cole and Will Hoge.

As a staff-writer for Warner/Chappell, Hamstein, and Scream Music, her songs have been recorded by other artists such as

  • Patty Loveless and for
  • television shows such as The West Wing.

She also appears regularly at Nashville’s most prestigious venues including the Ryman and Bluebird Café. She is married to songwriter/producer/publisher Scott Parker, with whom she regularly performs and co-writes.

Additional Resources:

“Mack’s” Singing at Children’s Venue Click HERE for when and where!

Click HERE to go to Caryl “Mack” Parker website.

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