Parmalee debuts video
Friday, July 20, 2012
– Country rock band Parmalee debuted its live performance video of its first single, Musta Had A Good Time
on AOL's The Boot today.
The band, signed to the Stony Creek label, will offer its live performance now thru Monday, July 23.
"The response we get from fans when we play this song live is crazy - the fans know all the words and everyone's dancing. It becomes a party both on stage and in the crowd," Parmalee's lead singer, Matt Thomas, told AOL's The Boot. "We're finding out that there's a lot of people out there who really like to have a good time."
The song is 51 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and sold more than 65,000 downloads based on the early airplay, landing it on the Soundscan Top 100 Country Songs chart for 4 weeks.
The quartet is essentially a family band comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas (lead vocals/ guitar and drums, respectively), cousin Barry Knox (bass) and lifelong best friend Josh McSwain (guitar).
Influenced by the Allman Brothers, Travis Tritt and Bob Seger, the band's name is derived from the small town of Parmele, N.C. (population 262). The band tour in the southeast.
Parmalee heads back out on the road tonight (July 20) with a show at the Midnight Rodeo in Springfield, Mo.
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