Ccmf Golf Classic After Party Concert
Carolina Country Music Festival
in Myrtle Beach
Price: 10.00 - 0.00
Currently nominated for ACM "New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year" award, Parmalee recently performed "Already Callin' You Mine" on NBC's TODAY show and MLB Central's Studio 21.
Parmalee had back-to-back runs on Brad Paisley's "2015 Country Nation World Tour" and Jake Owen's "2014 Days of Gold Tour." The band will headline its own dates and perform at festivals in 2016.
Parmalee's "Close Your Eyes," spent five consecutive weeks on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown and four consecutive weeks on the GAC's Top 20 Country Countdown for four consecutive weeks.
Parmalee's smash "Carolina" was a multi-week #1 hit at country radio and is now certified PLATINUM in sales. "Carolina" is the longest-climbing single by a duo or group in the 24-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay Chart.
Parmalee was the first multi-member Country act to garner a #1 single since Florida Georgia Line on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts (Fall 2013).
"Carolina" pays homage to the band's home state of North Carolina. Both "Carolina" and "Close Your Eyes" were fan-voted #1 on SiriusXM The Highway's "Hot 30 LIVE" countdown show.
Parmalee's debut album, FEELS LIKE CAROLINA, has been lauded by People, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsday, Billboard and more.
MSN Entertainment named Parmalee one of "Country Music's Breakout Stars of 2014." The band earned a 2014 semi-finalist nomination for ACM "New Artist Of the Year" and a 2014 Teen Choice Awards nod for "Choice Country Group."
Parmalee was named a Billboard "Bubbling Under" artist and one of Clear Channel's NEW! Artists to Watch in 2013. The band has been featured inUSA Today, Rolling Stone Country, Yahoo! Ram Country, Country Weekly, The Boot, Pollstar.com and on NBC's TODAY show, MLB Central's Studio 21, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Queen Latifah Show, CNN, CMT Hot 20, FOX & Friends, FOX's Huckabee, NBC's The Better Show, the 4th Annual American Country Awards, FOX News Channel, AXS, Travel Channel, GAC'S Headline Country, WGN Midday Live, KTLA and MTV Network's The O Awards.
Parmalee is a family band comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas (lead vocals/ guitar & drums, respectively), cousin Barry Knox (bass) and life long best friend Josh McSwain (guitar).
In September 2010, the band was involved in an attempted robbery and shootout on its RV outside the club they had just played. The incident came on the eve of Parmalee traveling to Nashville for a showcase with Stoney Creek Records. Scott Thomas (drummer) was shot three times and was airlifted to a hospital in Charlotte, NC. He was given a 5% chance of life by doctors, but miraculously survived after spending 35 days in the hospital, ten of which he was in a coma.
Influenced by such musical heavyweights as the Allman Brothers, Travis Tritt and Bob Seger, Parmalee's band name is derived from the small town of Parmele, NC (population 262), which is home to a gas station, two blinking yellow lights and a small tin-roofed barn dubbed "Studio B" where the band rehearsed. The band added an extra "e" at the end to make "Parmalee" easier to pronounce.
From this tiny town that’s home to a gas station, two blinking yellow lights, and a small tin- roofed barn dubbed Studio B, country rockers Parmalee launched their long journey to Nashville. The near-fatal robbery Parmalee experienced after a show would have destroyed most bands. But brothers Matt and Scott Thomas, cousin Barry Knox and longtime friend Josh McSwain didn't call it quits. Instead it reinforced their intense motivation and dedication to one another and to their determination to succeed.
Each obstacle that delayed Parmalee’s arrival to Nashville was an extra mile that allowed the groundbreaking sounds of artists like Jason Aldean and Eric Church to pave the way for the worlds of country radio and Parmalee’s brand of country music to meet at the perfect crossroad.
Parmalee’s country rock sound has its roots in the bluegrass, traditional country, southern rock and blues covers the guys grew up hearing their families play.
Matt and Scott Thomas grew up near Greenville, NC watching their father Jerry front a popular local southern rock blues band. The boys watched and learned, picking up their own instruments and jamming along with their dad's band. From this they learned how to integrate their own style into the songs they were playing. Barry Knox, who played drums for the church choir, loved what his cousins were doing and soon joined them.
All that practice paid off one night when Matt and Scott, then teenagers, snuck into a club to watch their father perform. "The guitar player got too drunk before the gig and didn't show," Matt explains. "I knew all the songs so my dad called me on stage. I was in the band from that point on." Scott replaced the drummer, and Barry learned bass in order to secure his spot in the band. The line-up became the newly minted The Thomas Brothers Band.
The Thomas Brothers Band cut their teeth on the local club circuit and would often share the same marquee with a cover band that starred their friend Josh McSwain on guitar and keys. Josh’s upbringing paralleled Matt, Scott and Barry’s. Josh also traveled and played with his father who was in a bluegrass band called “Get Honked.” A fan of Josh’s musical prowess, Matt invited Josh to play with Barry, Scott and himself. The foursome clicked immediately on stage. Their first gig was held at local watering hole, Corrigans, near East Carolina University where the guys went to school. From this moment in 2001 Parmalee was born.
The band set up camp every Tuesday and Thursday evening in the Parmele, NC barn they named Studio B after its original builder Mark Bryant. They added an extra “e” to the band's name to make it easier for those outside the area to pronounce it. “Tuesdays and Thursdays were the only nights we could all get together and rehearse – the rest of the time we were each out working in order to fund Parmalee,” Matt says. “Every person in town could hear us practice in the barn, so we also had to stop at 11 p.m. to be considerate of the neighborhood."