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PARMALEE’S “CAROLINA” SOARS TO #1 ON SiriusXM’s THE HIGHWAY HOT 30 LIVE COUNTDOWN

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PARMALEE’S “CAROLINA” SOARS TO #1 ON SiriusXM’s THE HIGHWAY HOT 30 LIVE COUNTDOWN

SECOND CONSECUTIVE SINGLE IN BAND’S CAREER TO ACHIEVE #1 SPOT ON THE HIGHWAY HOT 30 LIVE   

COUNTRY ROCKERS ANNOUNCE NEW DATES FOR  THE PARMALEE FESTIVAL TOUR  (Nashville, TN) —

Stoney Creek Records’ Parmalee earned its second consecutive #1 on Friday when the band’s new single, “Carolina,” reached #1 on SiriusXM’s The Highway Hot 30 LIVE countdown.

“Carolina” follows in the footsteps of Parmalee’s debut single, “Musta Had A Good Time” which was voted #1 on the The Highway Hot 30 LIVE by fans for four consecutive weeks this past July.

“This #1 is really special for us since this is such a personal song for us,” says Josh McSwain (Guitar/Vocals). “We wrote ‘Carolina’ after a long road trip and being on tour all year, we miss holidays and birthdays with our families.  The song is about how your loved ones make you feel at home no matter where you are and we’re excited that fans are connecting with it the way they are. We know it’s a feeling a lot of us share.”

“Carolina” is the band’s fastest selling single to date. With over 5,500 downloads per week, it currently lands on the Soundscan Top 100 Country Songs chart.

Watch the live performance video of “Carolina” here: http://vevo.ly/Na6T4I

Additionally, the Musta’ Had A Good Timers are bringing the party to some of Country music’s biggest festivals on The Parmalee Festival Tour. The tour kicked off April 13 with a stop at Country Thunder in Florence, AZ. Country Weekly recently caught up with the band to get the inside details:  HYPERLINK “http://smarturl.it/x0jgmc” http://smarturl.it/x0jgmc

Read more about the tour in the June 3rd print edition of Country Weekly, on stands May 27.

Upcoming dates for The Parmalee Festival Tour are as follows:

DATE | FESTIVAL |CITY
May 10, 2013|  Jiggy with the Piggy Festival | Annapolis, NC
June 14, 2013 | America’s River Festival | Dubuque, IA
June 15, 2013 | The Country Fest | N. Lawrence, OH
June 20, 2013 | Country Jam Grand | Junction, CO
June 22, 2013 | Bands in the Backyard | Pueblo, CO
June 28, 2013 | Country Stampede | Manhattan, KS
July 10, 2013 | Country Concert | Ft. Loramie, OH
July 19, 2013 | Country Thunder | Twin Lakes, WI

Opry Debut

PARMALEE STEPS INTO THE GRAND OLE OPRY CIRCLE THIS PAST FRIDAY, MARCH 1st

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Back row (L-R): Scott Thomas (Parmalee), Josh McSwain (Parmalee), Drew Bland (KMLE), Mark Anderson (WDSY), Jon Loba (EVP, BBR Music Group), Chris Loss (VP Promotion, Stoney Creek Records), Fletcher Keyes (WWQM), Barry Knox (Parmalee), Matt Thomas (Parmalee)
Front Row (L-R): Samantha Borenstein (West Coast Regional, SCR), Abi Durham (NE Regional, SCR), Jen Joe (Midwest Regional, SCR)

(Nashville, TN)- Stoney Creek Records’ Parmalee achieved a lifetime milestone this past Friday night when it graced the Grand Ole Opry stage and stepped into the circle for the very first time in the band’s career.

At one point in the unforgettable evening, lead vocalist Matt Thomas charmed the crowd when he mentioned that several of the band member’s families, including their grandmothers, had made the 12-hour trek from North Carolina through the snow storms to see them make their Opry debut. It was an emotional moment on stage, and it was clear that the audience truly connected as the sounds of cheering and applause filled the room.

About Parmalee:
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). 


Influenced by such musical heavyweights as the Allman Brothers, Travis Tritt and Bob Seger, the band’s 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 practiced on every given evening.

Cutting their teeth on the Southeastern touring circuit and known for their fun-loving live shows, the members of Parmalee endured a tumultuous journey to Nashville which included dangerous pit stops, catastrophic weather and a near-fatal robbery that would have torn most bands apart. Instead, Parmalee’s deep Country roots, intense motivation, and band-of-brothers sense of dedication brought the tight-knit crew even closer together.

The group’s debut single, “Musta Had A Good Time” hit Top 40 last year at Country radio and was voted as the #1 song on Sirius XM The Highway’s “The Hot 30 Live” countdown for four consecutive weeks. The single has now surpassed 130,000 download sold. “Musta Had A Good Time” placed #7 in the Top 10 Country Dance Hits of 2012 (Marco Club Connection). Additionally, the song has been featured in national sporting event broadcasts for the PGA and MLB. 


Parmalee recently released the second single off its upcoming album for Stoney Creek Records, “Carolina.” The single was the #2 Most Added at Country radio behind superstar Kenny Chesney.


“Carolina” is available now on iTunes at http://smarturl.it/Carolina-Single

Back With Hot New Single – “Carolina”

Parmalee-Carolina-single-cover-art Stoney Creek Records’ Parmalee is back with its hot new single, “Carolina.” The record received 33 adds in its first week at Country radio, earning the title of #2 Most Added single on Monday, Feb. 4 behind Kenny Chesney’s “Pirate Flag.” Additionally, the Country Rockers have been lauded one of Country Weekly’s “Ones To Watch 2013” in this week’s edition of the magazine, on stands now. View the online version here: http://www.countryweekly.com/music/free-music-country-weeklys-ones-watch-2013 “We are so excited about ‘Carolina’ and it’s had such an awesome start,” says Matt Thomas. “The fan reaction is fantastic, it’s the second most added song at Country radio, and then to be included in Country Weekly’s Ones to Watch for this year…Amazing.” Fans and listeners may preview/download “Carolina” on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/Carolina-Single The official lyric video for “Carolina” is also now live at: http://vevo.ly/VweAAc The ‘Musta’ Had A Good Timers’ recently returned from the whirlwind Carolina Coast to Coast trip to promote the release of “Carolina.” Within 24 hours, the band successfully performed shows in all three states mentioned in the song including Carolina, California and New York. TV/Radio personality Storme Warren joined the band on the 3,500-mile trek from Raleigh, NC to New York City and finally to San Jose, CA, hosting all three shows for SiriusXM The Highway’s live broadcast and GAC’s Headline Country. The Carolina Coast to Coast coverage is scheduled to air on GAC’s Headline Country this Thursday, Feb. 7 at 2:00 P.M. CST/ 3:00 P.M. EST.

Carolina ‘Coast To Coast’

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PARMALEE SETS OUT ON WHIRLWIND“’CAROLINA’ COAST TO COAST” TRIP THIS FRIDAY, JAN. 25

Country Rockers To Perform Three Bicoastal Shows Within 24 Hours To Promote New Single, “Carolina,” Now Available On iTunes

(NASHVILLE, TN)– Stoney Creek Records’ Parmalee is getting ready to embark on a bicoastal adventure to promote its highly anticipated next single, “Carolina,” releasing to Country radio on Monday, Feb. 4.

On Friday, Jan. 25, the band is scheduled to perform in each of the three states mentioned in the new single (Carolina, California and New York) on the very same day…a journey of 3,500 miles. “’Carolina’ is a song about home and how your loved ones make you feel at home no matter where you are,” says Matt Thomas (Lead Vocals, Guitar). “We wrote it after a long trip to California where we were home sick and missed our families,” adds Josh McSwain (Guitar/Vocals). “So making this coast to coast journey to premiere the song brings back a lot of great memories.”

The schedule of shows for the “Carolina Coast to Coast” event is as follows:

Time | Venue | City
12:05 A.M. EST | Deep South The Bar | Raleigh, NC
10:00 A.M. EST | Sirius XM’s Fishbowl Studio | New York, NY
10:30 P.M. PST | The Rodeo Club | San Jose, CA

SiriusXM’s The Highway has signed on to feature a live broadcast all three shows. Listeners can tune in to Channel 59 on SiriusXM.

Additionally, Parmalee fans will have the opportunity to stream one of the Carolina Coast to Coast shows online live from Deep South in Raleigh, NC at 12:05 A.M. ET/ 11:05 P.M. CT at: www.parmaleeLIVE.com

“Carolina” is now officially available for download here: http://smarturl.it/Carolina-Single

What The Hell Went On Last Night

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Parmalee Helps Fans Share Their Ultimate Party Moments With New Social Media Campaign
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Single “Musta Had A Good Time” Is The Official Song Of College™

NASHVILLE, TN – Stoney Creek Records’ Parmalee is giving fans the chance to share “what the hell went on last night” via a new social media campaign, in celebration of the band’s hit song, “Musta Had A Good Time.”

Fans on Facebook can go directly to http://smarturl.it/MHGTpartypics to upload and share their craziest party moments with like-minded friends, fans and partygoers. All photos will be uploaded into an exclusive musical digital photo frame featuring The Official Song of College™, “Musta Had A Good Time.”

The campaign is live now and powered by http://www.urturn.com.

“Musta Had A Good Time” was recently voted by Country fans as the #1 song on The Highway’s “The Hot 30 Live” countdown for four consecutive weeks. The song has surpassed 100,000 downloads sold and has been featured in national sporting event broadcasts for the PGA and MLB. The music video for “Musta Had A Good Time” debuted at #7 on CMT’s PURE 12-Pack Countdown (week of Sept. 21)

Parmalee is profiled in the October 8 issue of Country Weekly, on stands now. The country rock foursome has also recently been featured in USA Today, AOL’s The Boot and profiled as a Billboard “Bubbling Under” artist ( http://bit.ly/MzTrO7 ).

Parmalee Hosts “Live From The Tour Bus”

parmalee-musta-had-a-good-time-cmt-12-pack PARMALEE’S “MUSTA HAD A GOOD TIME” PREMIERES IN TOP 10 OF CMT’S PURE 12-PACK COUNTDOWN PARMALEE HOSTS “LIVE FROM THE TOUR BUS” STAGEIT SHOW & TWITTER CHAT Wed. Sept. 26th at 9 pm ET / 8 pm CT    

NASHVILLE, TN – Stoney Creek Records act Parmalee will host a “Live From the Tour Bus” StageIt show on Wednesday, September 26th at 9 pm ET / 8 pm CT.

The country rock foursome will play music for their fans, including their Top 40 country radio hit, “Musta Had a Good Time,” which debuted this week at #7 on CMT’s PURE 12-Pack Countdown (week of Sept. 21).

Fans can log on to http://smarturl.it/livefromthetourbus to watch the show. A special prize will go to StageIt’s top tipper for the show.

Additionally, Parmalee will host a Twitter chat with @parmaleefans immediately following Wednesday’s StageIt performance at 9:30 pm ET/ 8:30 pm CT. Fans can send questions for Parmalee by tweeting @parmaleefans on Twitter and using the hashtag #MHGTchat.

“Musta Had A Good Time” was recently voted by Country fans as the #1 song on The Highway’s “The Hot 30 Live” countdown for four consecutive weeks. The song has sold over 100,000 downloads to-date. “Musta Had a Good Time” has been featured in national sporting event broadcasts for the PGA and MLB.

Parmalee has been featured in USA Today, Country Weekly, and AOL’s The Boot and was recently named a Billboard “Bubbling Under” artist ( http://bit.ly/MzTrO7 ).

Preview and/or purchase “Musta Had A Good Time” on iTunes at: http://smarturl.it/MHGTiTunes

Country Rock foursome Parmalee is essentially 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).

Influenced by such musical heavyweights as the Allman Brothers, Travis Tritt and Bob Seger, the band’s 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 practiced on every given evening.

Cutting their teeth on the Southeastern touring circuit and known for their fun-loving live shows, the members of Parmalee endured a tumultuous journey to Nashville which included dangerous pit stops, catastrophic weather and a near-fatal robbery that would have torn most bands apart. Instead, Parmalee’s deep Country roots, intense motivation, and band-of-brothers sense of dedication brought the tight-knit crew even closer together.

Now signed to Stoney Creek Records – whose roster includes Grammy-nominees and 2012 ACM Vocal Duo of the Year Thompson Square as well as ACM & CMA nominee Randy Houser – Parmalee’s brand of music has met the country format at time when Jason Aldean and Eric Church have helped to bring country rock to the forefront of popular country music. # # #

AOL’s The Boot To Premiere Parmalee’s Musta Had A Good Time Music Video. Unveils the Top 5 Video Moments Countdown – the scenes fans have to see to believe

AOL’s The Boot To PREMIERE Parmalee’s Musta Had A Good Time Music Video Wednesday, August 29th

Fans Can Visit TheBoot.com Today for Top 5 Video Moments Countdown & Special Sneak Peak

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NASHVILLE, TN — The wait for country rock band Parmalee’s music video for the party anthem, “Musta Had a Good Time,” is finally over. On Wednesday, August 29th AOL’s The Boot will world premiere the official concept video at 11 am ET.

Directed by Wes Edwards (Jason Aldean, Thompson Square) the video was shot at an infamous party house only a few miles from Music Row in Nashville, TN. The set, which boasts a cast of over 70 extras – including several professional stunt performers – was originally meant to only embody the lyrics of the song – but turned into it’s own creature as the night wore on.

“It was pretty overwhelming. You couldn’t look anywhere and not see something totally ridiculous,” says Parmalee guitar player Josh McSwain.  “The video shoot was only supposed to look like the party described in the song but at some point the shoot actually BECAME the party.  We even got kicked out of the house we were shooting in!”

“None of our friends back home will be surprised at what they see in the video,” says lead singer Matt Thomas. “In fact they’ll be mad that they weren’t in it!”

Today, AOL’s The Boot unveils its Top 5 Video Moments Countdown from Musta Had a Good Time – the scenes that fans have to see to truly believe. Watch HERE.

“Musta Had A Good Time” was recently voted by Country fans as the #1 song on The Highway’s “The Hot 30 Live” countdown for four consecutive weeks. The song leapt to #42 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and #41 on the Country Aircheck chart (powered by Mediabase) this week and is nearing 90,000 downloads sold. “Musta Had a Good Time” has also been featured in national sporting event broadcasts for the PGA and MLB.

Parmalee was recently featured as a Billboard “Bubbling Under” artist ( http://bit.ly/MzTrO7 ) and is ClearChannel’s NEW! Artist to Watch (Country) for August.

Preview and/or purchase “Musta Had A Good Time” on iTunes at:  http://smarturl.it/MHGTiTunes

Country Rock foursome Parmalee is essentially 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). Influenced by such musical heavyweights as the Allman Brothers, Travis Tritt and Bob Seger, the band’s 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 practiced on every given evening.

Cutting their teeth on the Southeastern touring circuit and known for their fun-loving live shows, the members of Parmalee endured a tumultuous journey to Nashville which included dangerous pit stops, catastrophic weather and a near-fatal robbery that would have torn most bands apart. Instead, Parmalee’s deep Country roots, intense motivation, and band-of-brothers sense of dedication brought the tight-knit crew even closer together.

Now signed to Stoney Creek Records – whose roster includes Grammy-nominees and 2012 ACM Vocal Duo of the Year Thompson Square as well as ACM & CMA nominee Randy Houser – Parmalee’s brand of music has met the Country format at time when Jason Aldean and Eric Church have helped to bring Country Rock to the forefront of popular Country music.

“Musta Had A Good Time” Live Performance Video Premieres on The Boot

AOL’s The Boot Exclusively Premieres Live Performance Video of Parmalee’s Debut Hit Single “Musta Had A Good Time”

parmalee-musta-had-a-good-time-live-performance-video NASHVILLE, TN —  Today, AOL’s The Boot exclusively premieres the live performance video of Country Rock band Parmalee’s debut single, “Musta Had A Good Time.”

The live performance, which can be seen only at http://theboot.com/parmalee-musta-had-a-good-time-video/  now thru Monday, July 23rd, gives Country fans a first-look at the fun-loving, raw energy that makes up Parmalee’s live shows – shows that truly become their own party, embodying the lyrics of “Musta Had A Good Time.”

“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.”“Musta Had A Good Time” is already a smash on SiriusXM The Highway, having been voted by Country fans as the #1 song on The Highway’s “The Hot 30 Live” countdown for the the last two weeks.

Also this week, Parmalee’s “Musta Had A Good Time” leapt to #51 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart.

The single has already sold over 65,000 downloads based on the early airplay, landing it on the Soundscan Top 100 Country Songs chart for four weeks.

Parmalee was recently featured as a Billboard “Bubbling Under” artist: http://bit.ly/MzTrO7  and also as part of USA Today’s 2012 CMA Fest coverage:  http://usat.ly/KdJ9UI

Preview and/or purchase “Musta Had A Good Time” on iTunes at:  http://smarturl.it/MHGTiTunes

Country Rock foursome Parmalee 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 such musical heavyweights as the Allman Brothers, Travis Tritt and Bob Seger, the band’s 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 practiced on every given evening.

Cutting their teeth on the Southeastern touring circuit and known for their raucous, fun-loving live shows, the members of Parmalee endured a tumultuous journey to Nashville which included dangerous pit stops, catastrophic weather and a near-fatal robbery that would have torn most bands apart. Instead, Parmalee’s deep Country roots, intense motivation, and band-of-brothers sense of dedication brought the tight-knit crew even closer together.

Now signed to Stoney Creek Records – whose roster includes Grammy-nominees and 2012 ACM Vocal Duo of the Year Thompson Square as well as ACM & CMA nominee Randy Houser – Parmalee’s brand of music has met the Country format at time when Jason Aldean and Eric Church have helped to bring Country Rock to the forefront of popular Country music.

“Musta Had A Good Time” #1 on SiriusXM The Highway’s “The Hot 30 Live”

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“Musta Had A Good Time” #1 on SiriusXM The Highway’s “The Hot 30 Live”

Fans Vote “Musta Had a Good Time” #1 on SiriusXM The Highway’s “The Hot 30 Live”

Parmalee Makes Official Country Radio Debut with Double Digit Adds

NASHVILLE, TN — Stoney Creek Records’ latest signing, Country Rock band Parmalee has already earned its first #1 single. On Friday, July 6, Country fans voted Parmalee’s debut single, “Musta Had A Good Time,” into the #1 spot on SiriusXM The Highway’s The Hot 30 Live Countdown.

Parmalee fans’ votes of confidence coincide with the single’s official add date at Country Radio. “Musta Had A Good Time” made its debut on Monday with double digit adds, charting immediately out of the gate at #58 on the Billboard Country Songs Chart.

The single has already sold over 60,000 downloads on iTunes, landing it on the Soundscan Top 100 Country Songs chart for the last two weeks.

Preview and/or purchase “Musta Had A Good Time” on iTunes at: http://smarturl.it/MHGT

Country Rock foursome Parmalee 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 such musical heavyweights as the Allman Brothers, Travis Tritt and Bob Seger, the band’s 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 practiced on every given evening.

Cutting their teeth on the Southeastern touring circuit and known for their raucous, fun-loving live shows, the members of Parmalee endured a tumultuous journey to Nashville which included dangerous pit stops, catastrophic weather and a near-fatal robbery that would have torn most bands apart. Instead, Parmalee’s deep Country roots, intense motivation, and band-of-brothers sense of dedication brought the tight-knit crew even closer together.

Now signed to Stoney Creek Records – whose roster includes Grammy-nominees and 2012 ACM Vocal Duo of the Year Thompson Square as well as ACM & CMA nominee Randy Houser – Parmalee’s brand of music has met the Country format at time when Jason Aldean and Eric Church have helped to bring Country Rock to the forefront of popular Country music.

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