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Meet Singer Parker Barton – A Tuscaloosa Native and Social Media Sensation

Parker Barton
(Photo by Ben George)

Parker Barton was only a freshman on the Shelton State baseball team when he started using the newest social media platform, Vine.

Before a practice last fall, Barton uploaded a six-second clip of himself covering the Luke Bryan song “Drunk on You” to the micro-video platform. By the time baseball had ended that day, he had nearly 25,000 followers. Less than one year later, that number has exploded past 400,000.

He first began playing drums before teaching himself to use the piano by using sticky notes on the keys. Eventually, Barton moved on to guitar, which has brought him much of his newfound success.

If you’ve never heard of Vine, don’t worry, you aren’t alone. The social media platform, which is owned by Twitter, officially launched in January of 2013. Users upload six second video clips for their followers to see, like, and comment on, and many people have used Vine as a way to showcase their talents.

Barton has done just that. While his total number of followers might not rival some of the top users on Vine, he has drawn plenty of attention to his musical abilities and hopes he can continue to work towards a future in the industry. He’s moved on from playing baseball to focus strictly on music and spends a lot of his time songwriting.

To learn more about Barton and his social media success, watch the interview below from the Madison & Shepherd morning show. And make sure you give him a follow on Vine, Twitter, and Instagram as he chases his dream.

 

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