Browsing: Texas Talent
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.
–he’s been highly successful in two distinct professions. For the past 35 years, he’s been a prominent attorney, with several appearances before the state’s highest criminal court. Over that same period, he’s published 19 books—almost all of them set in his home state of Texas—with a 20th book, From the Grave, coming out in January 2020.