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Parmalee headlines tour

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 – Country rockers Parmalee will follow in the footsteps of superstar acts Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert in 2013 as the Stoney Creek Records foursome headline the 2013 Country Gone Wild Tour, kicking off Feb. 15 in Ladson, S.C.

RCA Nashville act Bush Hawg will open the shows. The club tour will crisscross the midwest and northeast this winter with dates from Pittsburgh to Chicago

Dates are:
Feb. 15 Ocean Restaurant & Events Ladson, SC
Feb. 16 Bucked Up Super Saloon Kernersville, NC
Feb. 21 The Altar Bar Pittsburgh, PA
Feb. 22 The Bluestone Columbus, OH
Feb. 23 Dusty Armadillo Rootstown, OH
March 2 Phase 2 Lynchburg, VA
March 15 Joe's on Weed St. Chicago, IL
March 16 The Rave Milwaukee, WI

Parmalee will give away two pairs of tickets for each show to the winners of a trivia contest they will post the morning of every show date to their Facebook page ( and Twitter page (@Parmalee). The trivia question will be posted at 11 a.m. local venue time for each date. The first participant to respond with the correct answer on each page will win a pair of tickets to that night's show.

Parmalee's debut single, Musta Had A Good Time, went top 40 at country radio and spent 4 weeks atop SiriusXM's The Highway. The country rockers will release their new single, Carolina on Feb. 4.

Parmalee is a family band comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas (lead vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), cousin Barry Knox (bass) and life-long best friend Josh McSwain (guitar).

RCA Nashville recording group Bush Hawg is a six-man act made up of Craig Hand (lead singer), Shaun Ames (acoustic guitar, banjo and mandolin), Russ Caldwell (rhythm and lead guitar), Ben Helton (bass and background vocals), Jim Phipps (drums) and Alex Wilshire (rhythm and lead guitar). With a single due out later this year, the group is produced by Michael Knox.

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