Author Amy Barnett

Special Feature
1 Texas Talent: Tyler McCollum

We have all felt the power of a song – the way a simple lyric can transport us to a very specific point in our lives and remind us exactly how we felt during that moment. Songwriters who can artistically take us on a journey have always resonated with Conroe native Tyler McCollum. Since he was a kid, he has been drawn to the art of storytelling and dedicated to honing his craft as a songwriter and musician. In his debut album Backbone, the 33-year-old singer/songwriter, who now resides in Austin, delivers honest recollections of the past and even takes us on a trip back in time to “some of the greatest days” of his life. Postcards Magazine had the privilege of visiting with McCollum before a recent show in Brenham. We talked about his life-long love for music and how the support of his entire family gave him the confidence to chase his dream.

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1 Texas Talent: Gary P. Nunn

In the late 1960’s, Gary P. Nunn was a college student at the University of Texas, trying to find his path in life. A pharmacy major by day and musician by night, Nunn admitted he was living one day at a time, with no real dreams of making it big in the music industry. Little did he know, he would not only find his path but create one for so many other Texas artists. Writing and singing one of the most well-known songs about Texas – London Homesick Blues – and co-writing one of Willie Nelson’s biggest hits are just two of the many accolades that have made Nunn an icon of Lone Star Music.

Texas Talent
2 Texas Talent: Parker McCollum

Conroe native Parker McCollum is someone we could easily describe as “the whole package.” He’s handsome and confident, but not pretentious. He’s talented and…

Texas Talent
2 Texas Talent: Josh Ward Band

If someone asked us to sum up Josh Ward in one word, it would be “authentic.” This Splendora-born-and-raised singing cowboy now resides just west of Montgomery with his wife and two children. These days, however, a lot of his time is spent on the road, taking his…