‘Gold Rush’ Star Parker Schnabel’s Favorite Musician is a Country Music Icon

by Joe Rutland
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If you heard that Gold Rush star Parker Schnabel liked a country music icon, then would you be surprised when you heard his choice?

Well, Schnabel, who has been racking up big numbers on the Discovery Channel TV show, talked about who this is in a 2017 interview with Starcasm.

He’s asked who his favorite band is. It turns out that it’s not a band at all.

“Probably singer/songwriter Johnny Cash,” Schnabel said while also mentioning the “Redheaded Stranger” himself, Willie Nelson. “I’ve been getting into rap, so D.R.A.M.”

Outsiders, anyone who has a liking for “The Man in Black” is OK in our book.

The TV show continues to be popular with millions of people. If you would like to watch episodes of Gold Rush, then go to the show’s website right here.

Season 12 episodes started running on Sept. 24, 2021.

‘Gold Rush’ Star Admits That He Has Regrets Over Deal With Tony Beets

Earlier this season, Gold Rush showed Schnabel dealing with a major financial risk.

The 26-year-old miner forked over $2.5 million so he could dig at Mud Mountain. Why? Because Schnabel believes that area will end up producing 8,000 ounces of gold.

Also, he’s planning to use 3,000 ounces that he received from the airstrip ground lease in his unique deal with Beets. Schnabel didn’t like the agreement with the Beets too much.

“The deal we’ve got with Tony is a little bit weird on the old royalty front,” Schnabel said. “So, like on the ground by the airstrip, it’s 15 percent on the first 1,500 ounces. Then it goes up five percent every 1,500 ounces after that per plant. I don’t understand the rationale behind it. Whatever. I’ve argued it for years. They [Beets] don’t budge on it, so I’m done talking to a wall about it.”

What to do, what to do. Well, the Gold Rush miner tells his crew to change out the wash plants. When foreman Mitch Blaschke on Schnabel’s crew hit 1,500 ounces with a plant last week, the crew swapped out wash plants to avoid increased payments. Blaschke said Beets likely didn’t think Schnabel’s crew would go through the trouble.

Beets ends up being wrong.

Schnabel Talks About Issues He Had With Rick Ness Starting His Own Company

Rick Ness, who worked for Schnabel for a period of time, would leave his gig to start his own company

What were some of the issues Schnabel had with the Gold Rush miner?

Well, the Gold Rush star mentioned that he had two big hurdles to jump.

In an interview with The Guide Online, Schnabel said one of them was losing Ness. Another one reportedly was Brennan Ruault leaving Schnabel’s team for Ness’ new crew.