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.
More news for Parmalee
CD reviews for Parmalee
Feels Like Carolina
The new outlaw country band member is decidedly not your father's Oldsmobile. Gone are the cowboy hats. The new outfits will have heavy metal or hip-hop accents, to match the tattoos, of course. And if they seem to rock as hard as most rock bands, that's all part of the design.
Joining this new tradition is Parmalee, named after the tiny North Carolina burg where two brothers and their immediate circle learned to play in a tin shed. They've been kicking the tires of the music »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk
When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Cadillac Three, Sellers do it their own way
The way The Cadillac Three lead singer Jaren Johnston told it, the band could have had their choice of opening tours this year for the likes of Kenny Chesney, Dierks Bentley and Jake Owen. No go though because the long-haired singer fronting the rough-and-most-definitely ready trio said the band wanted to do it their own way.
Based on this most... »»»
Concert Review: Great songs, not glitz, highlight Lynn tribute
An eclectic group of Americana artists gathered together for a relatively low-key tribute to Loretta Lynn on the eve of the glitzy Grammy Awards. In contrast to the expensive dresses and song sets displayed at Staples Center for the awards show TV broadcast, these performers were backed by a skillful traditional country music house band.... »»»
Country News Digest
Elsewhere in the news
Currently at the CST blogs
For nearly a decade and a half, The Devil Makes Three has concocted an amazing blend of bluegrass, folk, country, blues, rockabilly and whatever happens to bubble to the surface, and applied it liberally to their songwriting ethic.... »»»
Mercy Rose Isbell recently celebrated her first birthday and, ironically, the album she helped inspire has just been released. Synchronicity is a beautiful thing. Mercy Rose is, of course, the daughter of singer/songwriters Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires, two of the most gifted Americana artists working today...
Something old is new again. The Earls of Leicester, fresh from their first release in late 2014 and the IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award for 2015, followed that remarkable success with "Rattle and Roar."... »»»
Notes of Blue
Son Volt's "Notes of Blue" is said to be influenced by the blues (among other musical styles), and the blues is most at the fore during "Cherokee St.," a stomping, electric guitar-driven blues rocker. The song has the stripped-down sound of a Blind Willie Johnson sermon, although lead vocalist Jay Farrar is by no means the gravelly singer Johnson was. »»»