Parker Hastings is a talented 18-year-old finger-style guitarist and freshman student at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Parker is from Richmond, Kentucky, and he has aspired to be a performing artist from a young age. Parker has received numerous accolades for his music and is pursuing a degree in music business.
At Belmont, Parker is developing knowledge within various fields of the music business such as record company operations, music publishing, artist management, publicity, booking, and concert promoting. This will equip him with the tools he needs to operate and find success within the music industry. In the end, he wants to continue performing, eventually on a worldwide level, sharing his music with audiences everywhere and making people smile.
Parker has been playing guitar since he was six years old. He is a five-time inductee to the National Thumbpicker’s Hall of Fame as the 2014 Horizon Award Winner, 2015 Thumbpicker of the Year, 2016 Recording of the Year, 2017 Recording of the Year, and as the 2018 Thumbpicker of the Year.