PARMALEE TAKES FLIGHT ON THE SOUTHWEST AIRLINES’ LIVE AT 35 TRAVELIN’ TAYLOR TOUR
PERFORMANCE VIDEO PREMIERES ACROSS SOUTHWEST AIRLINES MEDIA PLATFORMS THIS FRIDAY, MAY 24
TUNE IN TO GAC’S HEADLINE COUNTRY FOR AN EXCLUSIVE BEHIND-THE-SCENES LOOK ON THURSDAY, MAY 30 AT 2:00 PM CST/ 3:00 PM EST
(Houston, TX)- Stoney Creek Records’ Parmalee took to the skies last Monday as the very first act to perform for the Southwest Airlines’ Live At 35 Travelin’ Taylor Tour.
The band was handpicked by Southwest Airlines to perform at 35,000 ft. for passengers on a direct flight from Nashville, TN to Houston, TX.
“It was a blast! I mean, who gets to do that? It was so much fun!” said Josh McSwain. “Plus the show was sold-out in pre-sale and no one walked out during the performance. It was a perfect gig.”
This Friday, May 24, Parmalee fans will have the opportunity to watch the exclusive performance across all of SWA’s media platforms including:
The award-winning Southwest Airlines blog, Nuts About Southwest: http://blogsouthwest.com
SWA Twitter page: @SouthwestAir
SWA Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Southwest
SWA YouTube page: http://youtube.com/nutsaboutsouthwest
TV personality Storme Warren came along for the ride to document the experience for an upcoming segment on GAC’s Headline Country, scheduled to air on Thursday, May 30 at 2:00 PM CST/ 3:00 PM EST. Check http://www.gactv.com for local listings and additional air dates.
Through June 15, Southwest Airlines is running an official sweepstakes for a chance to win a custom, Southwest-themed, GS Mini guitar autographed by Parmalee (pictured). For more details and to enter The Southwest Airlines Travelin’ Taylor® Tour Sweepstakes, visit: www.southwest.com/taylortour.
Also, beginning today through this Friday, May 24, fans may enter for a daily chance to win the exclusive Live at 35 Travelin’ Taylor Tour autographed card and guitar pick by visiting Parmalee’s Twitter page (@Parmalee).
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).
Parmalee’s current single, “Carolina,” was the #2 Most Added at Country radio upon release, second only to superstar Kenny Chesney. In March 2013, the band achieved a lifelong dream when it made its Grand Ole Opry debut.
The group’s debut single, “Musta Had A Good Time” hit Top 40 last year at Country radio and 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.
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.
ABOUT SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO.:
In its 42nd year of service, Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) continues to differentiate itself from other carriers with exemplary Customer Service delivered by nearly 46,000 Employees to more than 100 million Customers annually. Southwest is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of originating domestic passengers boarded, and including wholly-owned subsidiary, AirTran Airways, operates the largest fleet of Boeing aircraft in the world to serve 97 destinations in 41 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and six near-international countries. Southwest is one of the most honored airlines in the world, known for its triple bottom line approach that takes into account the carrier’s performance and productivity, the importance of the People who work there and the communities it serves, and its commitment to efficiency and the Planet. The 2011 Southwest Airlines One Report™ can be found at southwest.com/citizenship.
ABOUT TAYLOR GUITARS: Founded in 1974, Taylor Guitars is the world’s leading manufacturer of premium acoustic and electric guitars. Renowned for blending an innovative use of modern technology with a master craftsman’s attention to detail, Taylor guitars are widely considered the best sounding and easiest to play in the world. Many of today’s leading musicians make Taylor their guitar of choice, including Jason Mraz, Steven Curtis Chapman, Zac Brown, Taylor Swift and emerging acts, including Parmalee, among others. For additional information, please visit us at www.taylorguitars.com