Parker & Parker
PARKER & PARKER
“Her voice is the perfect instrument…yearning and satisfaction in the same breath." - the Oregonian
"A masterpiece … She and her husband Scott are both prolific writers" - Billboard Magazine
"This West Texas native conjures up inventive images and dispenses sage advice." - Entertainment Weekly
CARYL “MACK” PARKER is an award-winning, Americana singer/songwriter from Nashville. Native of Abilene, Texas, Caryl‘s music incubated in the independent music scene of Portland, Oregon before migrating to Nashville in the mid 1990’s. Her first record-deal was signed within two years, and thanks to three singles and relentless touring, her music was added on hundreds of radio stations, press interviews, and television networks worldwide (including top videos on CMT and GAC).
A true “singer’s singer,” Caryl has become a mainstay in the Nashville music scene, working as a session vocalist, songwriter and accompanist with such artists as Vince Gill, Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant, James Otto, Kevin Welch, Jimmy Hall, Ashley Cleveland, Kim Hill, Jude Cole and Will Hoge. As a staff-writer for Warner/Chappell, Hamstein, and Scream Music, her songs were recorded by artists such as Patty Loveless and for television shows such as The West Wing. She also appears regularly at song festivals and Nashville’s most prestigious venues, including the Ryman and Bluebird Café.
Caryl’s latest album, Rancho Divine, is a compilation of ten previously unreleased recordings spanning the past decade. Featuring a who’s who of Nashville musicians and songwriters, Rancho Divine is an organic blend of spatial soundscapes and stories perfectly crafted as the backdrop for her crystalline voice.
SCOTT PARKER is an award-winning songwriter & producer. The well-traveled son of an International Diplomat and Military officer, Scott Parker was raised with a creative worldview that transcends borders. Following college in Texas, his wanderlust led to years as a touring musician, working over 300 dates per year. After marrying his lifelong music collaborator Caryl, the couple moved to Portland, Oregon where they chalked up songwriting awards, a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell, and a solid AAA fan-base throughout the Northwest.
A move to Nashville in the mid-1990s, landed them both major publishing deals and a recording deal for Caryl. While supporting her career and touring, Scott caught Nashville’s notice with his innate song-sense and proficiency in the studio. Some of the world’s best publishers, record labels, artist and songwriters sought his talent as a producer and writer. The Parker home studio also became a de facto clubhouse for many musicians – including Brad Paisley, Josh Turner, Daryl Worley and producer Frank Rogers - to record their early albums.
Now with multiple Top-10 hits and songwriting awards under his belt, Parker has produced or written songs recorded by Patty Loveless, Sister Hazel, Will Hoge, James Otto, Joanna Cotten, John David Webster, Kim Hill, Tim Rushlow, George Canyon, and many others. He’s served as staff-writer/producer for Sony Music, Hamstein Music, Warner/Chappell and Reunion, and produced albums for Atlantic, Mercury, Universal, Word, Warner Bros, EMI & Magnatone.
In 2005 he co-founded Hearts Bluff Music Publishing, where he guides the Creative and Acquisition development for the $20 million music publishing company. The current portfolio includes over 50 #1 songs, 4 Hall of Fame Songwriters, 10,000 titles and 25 different catalogs.