Parmalee makes country music for the modern world. It's a contemporary sound with classic ingredients, filled with larger-than-life pop hooks, southern storytelling, and the amplified attitude of Rock 'n' Roll. Frontman Matt Thomas calls it "New Country." Fans around the world just call it Parmalee.
Years before scoring a multi-national No. 1 hit with "Just The Way" -- the first single from Parmalee's 2021 album, For You -- brothers Matt and Scott Thomas grew up in the small town of Parmalee, North Carolina. Their father was a working musician, and the boys inherited his appreciation for Soul, Country-Rock, and the sounds of the American South.
For Parmalee, music has always been a family business. Joined by cousin Barry Knox and longtime friend Josh McSwain, the group began building an audience in North Carolina before moving to Nashville. Nominated for the ACM's "New Vocal Group of the Year," they stood out as something different: a tight-knit family band whose members played their own instruments, wrote their own hits, and created songs that didn't just nod to Country music's past, but helped shape its present, too.
A multinational, platinum-certified smash of a collaboration with Blanco Brown, "Just The Way" topped the charts in 2021. The song mixed Parmalee's sharp songwriting and vocal harmonies -- both of which had fueled the band's first No. 1 single, "Carolina," as well as Top 10 hits like "Close Your Eyes" and "Already Callin' You Mine" -- with a modern message of self-love and individuality. A feel-good hit with more than 300 million streams, "Just the Way" helped lay the foundation for Parmalee's newest album, For You.
Parmalee comes to The Carson Center on December 2, 2021. Tickets go on sale Friday, July 30.
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