Parker McCollum had a monster of a year in 2023, though it sounds like one of his biggest wins came in the form of a pretty big loss.

"I played nine holes of golf with George Strait a couple weeks ago," he shares with PopCulture.

"He whooped our a--," McCollum confesses. "Yeah, he won by a lot."

It appears the two Texas natives have known each other for at least the last two years — the "Burn It Down" singer shared a photo with Strait back in 2021.

McCollum rang in 2024 as a part of the lineup for New Year's Eve Live: Nashville's Big Bash, which aired on CBS on Sunday (Dec. 31). He was asked by PopCulture to share some of the memorable moments from 2023 just before he took the stage at Whiskey River Saloon.

"I had some crazy ones," he says, before recounting, "A sold-out Red Rock show, singing on stage there with Peyton Manning was pretty good. John Mayer signed my guitar the other night at his show in Austin."

"Don't pick up those names I just dropped, but it's been a terrific year," he adds.

The "Handle on You" singer headlined his own summer tour in 2023. He also released a new album Never Enough, the follow-up to his debut project Gold Chain Cowboy, in May.

Up next, McCollum will launch his Burn It Down Tour on Jan. 18, with dates extending through Aug. 31. He'll visit arenas and amphitheaters in 41 cities.

"Man, I'm ready to go out there and rock it,' he admits. "Happy 2024, baby!"

PICTURES: Look Inside George Strait's Spectacular Mansion

George Strait has sold his one-of-a-kind mansion in Texas, and it was actually a real deal. The country legend asked $6.9 million for his 7,925-square-foot home that includes three bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half-baths on a hilltop in a very exclusive area of San Antonio. The final selling price was not disclosed.

The house sits on 12.2 acres and includes a gourmet kitchen, separate his and her bathrooms and closets and 14 hand-sculpted masonry fireplaces. The main house is wired for surround sound throughout, and it also features outdoor living spaces including a patio with built-in grill, sink, icemaker and refrigerator. There's also an infinity pool/spa and a sports court, a workout room with a private bathroom and sauna, and a walk-in safe room.

Gallery Credit: Sterling Whitaker

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