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Parmalee Announce New Album ‘27861’

Nashville, TN (June 1, 2017)Rolling Stone Country announced today (6/1) that band-of-brothers Parmalee will deliver its highly-anticipated sophomore album 27861, the zip code of its hometown of Parmele, NC, on July 21 via Stoney Creek Records. Read more details HERE.

27861 opens with current single “Sunday Morning,” which is reminiscent of the band’s rollicking sound that launched the quartet into Country star status, while also maintaining its signature “edge” (Taste of Country) and a mature keyed-up emotional delivery.

Featuring summer-ready heartland tracks laden with giant hooks like “American Nights,” “Back In The Game,” and “Like a Photograph,” lead singer Matt Thomas co-wrote nine of the album’s twelve tracks, while the project also enlists help of songwriting heavyweights including busbee, Hillary Lindsey and Ross Copperman among many others.

Continuing the momentum, Parmalee is slated to perform “Sunday Morning” nationally on FOX & Friends All-American Summer Concert Series on Friday, July 28.

Proven chart-toppers, Parmalee earned three consecutive Top 10 singles from its debut album – including the multi-week, platinum-selling #1 “Carolina” – resulting in performances on NBC’s TODAY, FOX & Friends All American Summer Concert Series, and The Late Late Show; a 2016 ACM “New Vocal Duo / Group of the Year” nomination; national tours with Brad Paisley and Jake Owen – and so much more.

For a list of tour dates and more information, please visit:


27861 Track Listing

  1. “Sunday Morning” (Matt Thomas, Ross Copperman, Josh Osborne)
  2. American Nights” (Matt Thomas, Tommy Cecil, Jay Brunswick, Frank Rogers)
  3. “Heartbreaker” (Brock Berryhill, Jay Brunswick, Jason Blaine)
  4. “Like a Photograph” (Matt Thomas, Andrew Dorff, busbee)
  5. “Back in the Game” (Rodney Clawson, Hillary Lindsey, Matt Dragstrem)
  6. “Mimosas” (Matt Thomas, Tommy Cecil, Jared Tyler Mullins)
  7. “Hotdamalama” (Matt Thomas, Tommy Cecil, Craig Wiseman)
  8. “A Guy Meets a Girl” (Matt Thomas, Chase McGill, Jessie Jo Dillon)
  9. “Savannah” (Matt Thomas, Tom Douglas, Zachary Maloy)
  10. “Drink it Off” (Matt Thomas, Jim Beavers, Lindsay Rimes)
  11. “Barrel of a Shot Glass” (Matt Thomas, Barry Knox, David Fanning, Ben Stennis)
  12. “Roots” (Jared Mullins, Ben Stennis, Blake Bollinger)


Hey y’all! We’re bringing the Parmalee Party to you this year for CMA Music Festival, and we want y’all to be the first to know! Come kick it with us on June 8th from 2-3:30 PM at Clyde’s On Church in the great city of Nashville. We want to play a few songs off of our upcoming album and meet all y’all!

Tickets will be available Friday 5/19.

We just got one question for y’all now, Do you wanna mildew or BBQ?

Tickets and full details will be available HERE


Country Music’s ‘Band of Brothers’ Brings Rowdy, Fun-Loving

Live Shows to Fans Across the U.S. This Spring   Sunday Morning single cover

Photo credit: Joseph Llanes / Design by Glenn Sweitzer

NASHVILLE, TN  (April 14, 2017) – Country music’s ‘band of brothers,’ Parmalee returns with its highly anticipated new single, “Sunday Morning,” giving fans a taste of the band’s upcoming sophomore album just in time for Easter Sunday.

Co-written by Parmalee lead singer Matt Thomas (alongside Grammy-nominated Ross Copperman and #1 songwriter Josh Osborne), “Sunday Morning” marks a fresh, modern melody intertwined with Parmalee’s signature hard-living Country sound.

The mature party anthem describes a Saturday night out “chasing minutes in the back of [a] cab” while thinking about a loved one that grounds them when the world spirals out of control.

“The song is about getting back to that one person who makes you feel easy. . .the one that brings the crazy down a notch. It’s kinda like waking up on a calm Sunday morning,” explains Matt Thomas.

Stream/ Buy “Sunday Morning” here:

Proven chart-toppers, Parmalee earned three consecutive Top 10 singles from its debut album – including the multi-week, platinum-selling #1 “Carolina” – resulting in performances on NBC’s TODAY, FOX & Friends All American Summer Concert Series, and The Late Late Show; a 2016 ACM “New Vocal Duo / Group of the Year” nomination; national tours with Brad Paisley and Jake Owen – and so much more. Parmalee’s upcoming Stoney Creek Records album is slated for a Summer 2017 release.

Parmalee brings its raucous, head-turning live show to fans across the U.S. this Spring, including Nashville’s hallowed Grand Ole Opry stage on Tuesday, April 18th.


DATE                   VENUE                                           CITY/ STATE
April 14                Coyote Joe’s                                   Shelby Charter Township, MI
April 18                Grand Ole Opry                               Nashville, TN
April 21                Jacksonville Landing                       Jacksonville, FL
April 22                Fresh Oyster Bake                           San Antonio, TX
April 28                Fayetteville Dogwood Festival         Fayetteville, NC
May 5                  Throne Theatre                                Wilmington, NC

May 6                  Castle Theatre                                 Bloomington, IL
May 12                Skooters Roadhouse                       Shorewood, IL
May 13                Kansas City Motor Speedway          Kansas City, MO
May 17                Clearwater Casino Resort                Susquamish, WA
May 21                iPlay America’s Event Center           Freehold, NJ
May 27                Bogey Country Tee Off                     Dublin, OH

For a full list of dates visit:

Parmalee Introduces “The Country Dictionary: Parmalisms”

Do y’all know your Scufflin from your Scofflin; your Mildew from your BBQ? Come get your learn on with Parmalee and Sounds Like Nashville every Wednesday at 10 am as they breakdown “The Country Dictionary: Parmalisms” for y’all!

“We’ve often been told we have our own way of speaking, we’re excited to share these Parmalisms with y’all and give y’all a peek into our lives.” – Barry

Watch all available “The Country Dictionary: Parmalisms” here!


Nashville, Tenn. (November 16, 2016) – North Carolina’s PBS channel, UNC-TV will be airing country band, Parmalee’s “Feels Like Carolina Flood Relief Benefit” concert statewide Wednesday, November 23 at 9 p.m. EDT. 

Last month, N.C. native and platinum selling country band, Parmalee announced it had teamed up with the American Red Cross for the “Feels Like Carolina Flood Relief Benefit” concert to foster the aid of Hurricane Matthew victims in North Carolina. 100% of the net proceeds will go to East North Carolina Red Cross. The concert will take place at Parmalee’s alma mater of East Carolina University, in the Minges Coliseum on Friday, November 18. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at

Parmalee’s friends and fellow BBR Music Group artists, Grammy-nominated country duo Thompson Square and harmonic-newcomers Runaway June will be joining them, along with N.C. native Luke Combs and RCA Nashville artist Dee Jay Silver 

UNC-TV continues to report on the devastating impact Hurricane Matthew has had on much of the state. At its peak of destruction, Hurricane Matthew left nearly 900,000 homes and businesses without power. The natural disaster claimed a heartbreaking 26 lives in North Carolina while leaving 36,000 individuals asking for federal assistance. 

“UNC-TV is dedicated to education and community engagement across North Carolina and continues to provide information and support for the residents who have had their lives affected by Hurricane Matthew,” says Jeff Smith of UNC-TV. “We hope this program will bring awareness to the needs of the people still recovering from the flooding and subsequent issues related to the storm in Eastern North Carolina.”

Tickets for the “Feels Like Carolina Flood Relief Benefit” concert are currently available. Additionally, a limited number of VIP tickets are available for purchase which includes access to the exclusive VIP Party where Parmalee, Thompson Square, Runaway June and Luke Combs will participate in a private acoustic performance and meet-n-greet.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit


Nashville, Tenn. (October 25, 2016) – Greenville native and platinum-selling country band, Parmalee announces the “Feels Like Carolina Flood Relief Benefit” to foster the aid of flood victims in North Carolina due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew. 100% of net proceeds will go to the American Red Cross to help with flood relief specifically in Parmalee’s home state of North Carolina. Previously announced as the band’s annual “Feels Like Carolina”concert, details have remained the same, taking place at Parmalee’s alma mater of East Carolina University, in the Minges Coliseum on Friday, November 18
Parmalee will be returning home with fellow BBR Music Group artists, Grammy-nominated country duo Thompson Square and harmonic-newcomers, Runaway June. North Carolina native and local favorite, Luke Combs along with RCA Nashville artist Dee Jay Silver will also perform to round out the lineup. 
“We couldn’t imagine not making this year’s event a flood relief benefit,” says Paramlee’s lead vocalist and Greenville native Matt Thomas. “The people of North Carolina are our greatest supporters. We considered them family and we couldn’t leave them behind during this time of need. We knew something had to be done and we can’t thank the American Red Cross enough for their help in making this event happen.”
At it’s peak of destruction, Hurricane Matthew left nearly 900,000 homes and businesses without power. The natural disaster claimed a heartbreaking 26 lives in North Carolina while leaving 36,000 asking for federal assistance. 
“The residents of Eastern North Carolina continue to feel the affects of Hurricane Matthew and the devastating flooding that forced hundreds of families from their homes,” said Barry Porter, regional CEO of the Red Cross in Eastern North Carolina. “In a time of uncertainty for these families, Parmalee is bringing a sense of comfort through music. We couldn’t be more thankful to Parmalee for supporting their home state and our neighbors in need!”
Parmalee’s “Feels Like Carolina” concert is an annual event to pay tribute to their home state and to thank the community for its support throughout the years. This year, Parmalee has teamed up with American Red Cross to return the favor and support North Carolina during its time of need with the “Feels Like Carolina Flood Relief Benefit.”
Tickets for the “Feels Like Carolina Flood Relief Benefit” concert are currently available. Additionally, a limited number of VIP tickets are available for purchase on a first come, first serve basis. VIP tickets include access to the exclusive VIP Party with a private acoustic performance by Parmalee and special guests, a meet-n-greet pass/photo opportunity with the band, a commemorative event t-shirt and VIP Event Parking. Tickets that have already been purchased for the “Feels Like Carolina” concert will be honored at the benefit.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit


Nashville, Tenn. (August 30, 2016) – Last night via Facebook Live, platinum-selling country band and North Carolina natives, Parmalee announced that it will return to its roots to headline the second annual “Feels Like Carolina” concert at East Carolina University in the Minges Coliseum. Parmalee premiered its current single “Roots,” an anthemic homage to the band’s hometown, at the inaugural homecoming last year while headlining Minges Coliseum’s 8,000-seat arena. Parmalee has made the “Feels Like Carolina” concert an annual event as a tribute to its home state of North Carolina and as a way to thank the community for its years of support.

This year, the annual concert will be accompanied by fellow BBR Music Group artists, Grammy-nominated country duo Thompson Square and harmonic-newcomers, Runaway June. North Carolina native and local favorite, Luke Combs along with RCA Nashville artist Dee Jay Silver will also perform and round out the lineup.

“We had a blast last year and are so excited to return to our alma mater and make this an annual event,” lead vocalist, Matt Thomas says as he reflects on last year’s show. “We thought, what better way to thank the community that has stood behind us all these years. We are honored to call North Carolina home and can’t wait to get back there and see all the familiar faces. Come on ya’ll, it’s gonna be a blast!”

Pre-sale tickets for the “Feels Like Carolina” concert are currently available for ECU students and alumni, as well as those who acquired the pre-sale code during the Facebook Live announcement. Tickets will be available to the public on Thursday, September 1. Additionally, a limited number of VIP tickets are available for purchase on a first come, first serve basis. The VIP tickets give fans a choice of a premium seating or a VIP Pit Pass for the concert. VIP tickets also include access to the exclusive “Musta Had a Good Time VIP Keg Party” with a private acoustic performance by Parmalee, a meet-n-greet pass/photo opportunity with the band, a commemorative event t-shirt and VIP Event Parking.

For more information and to purchase tickets for the second annual “Feels Like Carolina” concert visit


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (Wednesday, July 13 2016) – Chart-topping Country act, Parmalee, will return overseas with troops touring group, Navy Entertainment for their second tour to support the troops and their families. The “Carolina” singers will venture overseas mid-fall, sharing their thanks for the men and women who sacrifice everything to preserve our freedom. Last year, the band visited Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East on a nine-day, six-country tour with Navy Entertainment calling the experience “life-changing” ( 

“Last year was just an unbelievable experience,” says Matt Thomas of Parmalee.”The stories of heroism that were shared with us really puts life in perspective. We were honored to be there and for them to be sharing a part of their lives with us. The least we can do is show our respect and appreciation through these tours with Navy Entertainment and we’re really looking forward to doing it again this fall.”

Established in 1997, Navy Entertainment partners with artists to create once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for artists to express their appreciation to troops overseas through unforgettable experiences. Bands, comedians, celebrities and professional athletes are some of the talent that tour with Navy Entertainment to visit our service members around the globe.

The 2016 ACM “New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year” nominee recently released its new single “Roots,” an homage to hometown America that depicts a personal journey for the band-of-brothers.  “Roots” is available across all digital retailers and streaming partners now.

Download the song here.


“Roots” Music Video To World Premiere May 7 on CMT Hot 20 Countdown

ParMAYlee Celebration In Full Swing  

Parmalee "Roots" single cover art

NASHVILLE, TN  (May 4, 2016) ~ Stoney Creek Records’ act Parmalee return to the Country music forefront with, “Roots,” the anthemic lead single from the band’s highly-anticipated sophomore album.The introspective track exploded at Country radio debuting with 40 first week reporting stations on its May 2 impact date. “Roots” is also now available at all digital retailers:

The 2016 ACM New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year Nominee recently revealed its new single in true Parmalee fashion by giving fans a behind-the-scenes video of a special headlining performance at their alma mater, East Carolina University’s Minges Coliseum. Watch the touching footage, which Taste of Country exclusively premiered HERE 

In addition to early radio support surrounding “Roots” the equally impactful music video will premiere exclusively on CMT Hot 20 Countdown and will be available across all CMT platforms following the premiere broadcast on May 7th.  Fans can subsequently catch the video playing on CMT, CMT Music, and on at The poignant video, directed by Peter Zavadil, pays homage to the group’s upbringing and unique rise in Country music with a touch of heartfelt nostalgia. 

Available everywhere now, “Roots,” depicts a personal journey for the band-of-brothers. Lead singer Matt Thomas says of the single, “It’s about where you come from and all the things that make you you. Those things always stay with you throughout life, and no matter how hard you might try, you can’t outrun them.” 

The song is laden with emotional depth with lyrics like: “There’s still that back home part of me / That can’t help but see things a little different / Like how there ain’t no need to put a g on the end of huntin’ or fishin’ / And I still got granddaddy’s bible, his old rifle, and his name / But I also got his pour a little more coursing through my veins.” 

The release of “Roots” also lays the groundwork for ParMAYlee, a month-long celebration of fan appreciation. Each day throughout the month of May fans can visit to unlock exclusive content and giveaways directly from the band themselves. Fans can join the discussion online as well using hashtag #PayMAYlee.



“Already Callin’ You Mine” Rises into the Top 10
on both Billboard and Country Aircheck


(NASHVILLE, TN)  — Stoney Creek Records act Parmalee continues its hot streak as it rounds out 2015 achieving its third consecutive Top 10 hit from the band’s debut Country album, Feels Like Carolina

Today “Already Callin’ You Mine,” which has earned widespread praise from critics and fans alike, landed in the Top 10 on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck charts. Previous singles, the certified platinum, “Carolina,” and mega-smash, “Close Your Eyes,” surged to #1 and #3, respectively. No small feat, Parmalee is the first Country group since The Band Perry to earn three consecutive Top 10 hits from a debut Country album.

In addition to catapulting chart success, 2015 has been a banner year with many other milestones for Country music’s hottest ‘band of brothers.’ Parmalee made their inaugural appearance on NBC’s TODAY Show in September and, just last month, headlined Minges Coliseum on the grounds of the band’s alma mater, East Carolina University.

Parmalee’s debut Country album FEELS LIKE CAROLINA is available at all digital retailers now:




Local News Coverage Circulates
Recounting Parmalee’s Miraculous Story


Pictured L to R: Barry Knox (bassist); Scott Thomas (drummer); Josh McSwain (lead guitar); Matt Thomas (lead singer)
Photo credit: Joe Hardwick

(Nashville, TN—November 30, 2015)—On Saturday, November 21, “Carolina” chart-toppers Parmalee realized its dream of headlining Minges Coliseum on the campus of its alma mater, East Carolina University.

The band performed a combination of new and old music, including current Top 15 single “Already Callin’ You Mine” and multi-week certified PLATINUM smash “Carolina,” paying tribute to the thousands of fans, family members and friends who have supported them since the birth of Parmalee in 2001.

Last week, Parade Magazine revealed an exclusive behind-the-scenes photo gallery documenting the evening featured on its digital platform,

“It was amazing. It was everything we hoped it would be,” lead singer Matt Thomas tells “It was something we’ve always worked for, and a lot of work went into it. We never thought or knew when it was gonna happen. I mean when we came on stage and saw the people…The crowd was great and it was a great turnout.”

Check out the exclusive Feels Like Carolina Homecoming photos now on

Following a powerful video montage recounting the band’s remarkable story, Parmalee hit the stage, exploding into its rocking show opener “I’ll Bring The Music.”

Later in the show, the band was presented with honorary “Parmalee” ECU Pirates football jerseys and plaques celebrating its recently RIAA CERTIFIED-PLATINUM hit “Carolina.” The night came to an emotional close with a performance of “Carolina” as Parmalee’s hometown sang the chorus back to them, turning the entire arena into a “Carolina Choir” of thousands.

Local CBS affiliate, WNCT-TV Greenville, retold the Parmalee story featuring intimate interviews with the band members and their families in a two-part segment following the event. Watch the full segment HERE.


Top 15 and rising “Already Callin’ You Mine” is the third consecutive hit off Parmalee’s debut Stoney Creek Records album, FEELS LIKE CAROLINA. Recent hits include the Top 5 “Close Your Eyes” and the multi-week #1 smash “Carolina.” Parmalee has earned 236 million Pandora streams, 29 million plays on Spotify, over 14.8 million YouTube/ VEVO views and 1.5 million singles sold. In 2014, Parmalee earned a Teen Choice Award nomination for “Choice Country Group,” a semi-finalist nomination for ACM “New Artist of the Year” and was lauded one of “Country Music’s Breakout Stars Of 2014” by MSN Entertainment. The band has supported Brad Paisley and Jake Owen on national tours while finding time to perform on The Late Late Show w/ Craig Ferguson, FOX & Friends, The Queen Latifah Show, WGN Midday and more.

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There’s a lot to be thankful for this year!

This Thanksgiving we have a lot to be thankful for! A top 15 single (hopefully soon to be top 10), Carolina went Platinum, we’ve toured the world, and we played our first homecoming at ECU! What a great way to wrap up Thanksgiving by being home with friends and family!! Thank you for all the amazing support and for giving us our biggest year to date!!
– Barry, Matt, Josh, and Scott

Parade Exclusive: Parmalee Hosts Feels Like Carolina Homecoming at Alma Mater ECU

At first glance, the band Parmalee appears to be four guys who love making music together (including hits like “Musta Had a Good Time” and “Close Your Eyes”). And while that’s true, the band members–brothers Matt and Scott Thomas (lead vocals/ guitar & drums, respectively), cousin Barry Knox (bass) and life long best friend Josh McSwain (guitar)–have been through more in their 15 years together than most bands will endure in a lifetime.

The foursome began playing together while attending Eastern Carolina University, where they would throw field concerts called “Uncle Ron’s Parties” for thousands of local fans. After college, the group went pro, making the rounds performing in small clubs and lounges. It was after one of those shows in September 2010 that the band was involved in an attempted robbery and shootout on its RV outside a club. Scott Thomas was shot three times and airlifted to a hospital in Charlotte, where he was given a 5 percent chance of life by doctors, but miraculously survived after spending 35 days in the hospital, ten of which he was in a coma.

Five years and thousands of shows later, Parmalee hosted a homecoming–literally–at ECU. Last weekend, the band hosted the first-ever Feels Like Carolina Homecoming show on the university’s campus at the Minges Coliseum.

“It was amazing. It was everything we hoped it would be,” said singer Matt Thomas. “It was something we’ve always worked for, and a lot of work went into it. We never thought or knew when it was gonna happen. I mean when we came on stage and saw the people…The crowd was great and it was a great turnout.”

The night was a special one, and one the band hopes to make a tradition. “We want to make it an annual thing, and bring more people in and have it get bigger and bigger,” he said. “We are already working on Feels Like Carolina Homecoming for next year.”

And Thomas has a message for the family members and fans who braved traffic jams to spend the evening with the band. “I just want to thank everybody for coming out to the show and making it a lifelong dream for us.”

Click HERE for a Parade Exclusive slideshow of images from the very special performance.



First Musical Guest to Grace the Stage of NBC’s TODAY show’s New Set (9/8)

Parmalee Makes Trendsetting Appearance on MLB CENTRAL (9/9) /Bassist Barry Knox Scores a Major League Baseball Homerun!


(NEW YORK, NY)  — It was a whirlwind 48 hours in the Big Apple for Stoney Creek Records act Parmalee. The chart-topping foursome made its debut on NBC’s TODAY show on Tuesday (9/8), becoming the first musical guest to perform on the show’s brand new set.

Following a 3:30 am wake-up call, Parmalee chatted with hosts Al Roker, Natalie Morales, Tamron Hall and Willie Geist in the 9 o’clock hour. The platinum selling act then performed its third consecutive hit “Already Callin’ You Mine,” which earned a 102% sales increase on the Nielsen Soundscan Country Singles Chart this week.

“Everybody who is anyone in America comes here and there’s so much energy in the studio between the guests and the hosts.You feel like you’re a part of the daily excitement that goes on in households across America. I mean, we just played the $%@# TODAY show – what more can I say?!?!” said lead singer Matt Thomas shortly after Parmalee’s debut.

Watch Parmalee’s TODAY show debut HERE

Parmalee was early-to-rise again the next morning (9/9) when the band headed to Major League Baseball’s television headquarters in Secaucus, NJ for an appearance on the MLB Network’s live weekday morning show, MLB CENTRAL.

The band (comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas, cousin Barry Knox and longtime friend Josh McSwain) chatted about their humble beginnings in Parmele, NC (population 268), their favorite MLB teams and their nerve-wracking experience performing the national anthem at Wrigley Field this past April. Parmalee then treated hosts Mark DeRosa, Matt Vasgersian and Lauren Shehadi to a trendsetting acoustic performance of “Already Callin’ You Mine,” marking the very first musical performance in the history of the show.

Watch Parmalee’s appearance on MLB Central HERE

While touring the MLB Network headquarters afterwards, Parmalee took a break to play ball inside the MLB’s fully functioning indoor baseball field, also known as Studio 42. Parmalee bassist Barry Knox scored a homerun hit that was captured on camera and aired on the network’s live show!

“If only Barry could play bass the way he can hit a ball. I’m afraid he may quit the band now!” joked Parmalee guitarist Josh McSwain.

Watch Barry Knox’s homerun video:

Next up, Parmalee heads to Unionville, MO for a performance at the Putnam County Fair tonight (9/10), followed by stops in Morgantown, NC (9/12) and Greensboro, NC (9/13). Parmalee returns to New York state to perform at the annual Salute to Heroes celebration at the Pennysaver Ampitheater in Farmingville, NY next week (9/19).