One of the things I always heard as a kid that rings true is "good things take time, but great things happen all at once."

That statement speaks to the breakthrough success the last 18 months for new country artist, Drew Parker.

Parker co-wrote two number one hits at country radio: one for Jake Owen ("Homemade") and the other for Luke Combs ("Forever After All"). Now, Drew is carving his own path at country radio with his current single, "While You're Gone."

The Georgia native's debut country radio single is straight out of the '90s or early 2000s country music playbook of a lighthearted approach of heartbreak. It talks about a guy who had his girl leave him, but he's still holding out hope she will be back eventually...even though the listener knows the girl ain't ever coming back.

"While You're Gone" is climbing the country radio chart right now and included on his new EP of the same name. Drew was also, the recent guest on the Nine O'clock News with Chris Owen!

Drew talked about writing "While You're Gone," the success he's had with writing since 2020, his good friend Luke Combs, and the influence of '90s country.

Listen to the full interview below.

Be sure to catch his single, "While You're Gone" tomorrow morning at 9 am on the Nine O'clock News on WYRK. You can hear the Nine O'clock News every Saturday morning at 9 am, only on WYRK.

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