Following up a No. 1 single is a challenge for any new artist, but Parmalee feel pretty confident about their chances with 'Close Your Eyes.' The track from the group's new 'Feels Like Carolina' album was a no-brainer. In this video premiering exclusively on Taste of Country, singer Matt Thomas says he fell for it the moment he heard it.
Eight new artists are competing for New Artist of the Year honors at the 2014 Taste of Country Awards. Three came from reality television, one came from scripted television, three made it the old-fashioned way and one came from out of nowhere to become one of the hottest concert tickets in country music. Who do you think should win the New Artist of the Year award?
Parmalee do what they do best on more than half the songs on 'Feel Like Carolina.' This group of reformed rockers compel you to buy a ticket to their live show with songs like 'I'll Bring the Music,' Dance' and especially 'Move.'
With songs like 'Musta Had a Good Time,' 'Day Drinking' and 'Staring Down the Barrel of a Shot Glass,' one gets the impression that the Parmalee guys like to lead the party. Matt Thomas and Josh McSwain opened up about their wild ways during a video interview before their set at the Taste of Country Music Festival on Thursday (June 13).
Heavy rain showers didn't stop country music fans who'd come from all over to see Willie Nelson on Thursday night. Thousands packed Hunter Mountain in New York for the inaugural Taste of Country Music Festival. Ponchos, umbrellas, cold beverages and great country music kept fans in good spirits while the LoCash Cowboys, Parmalee and Nelson took the stage.
Country music's hottest new music and camping festival just got even better. Four new artists have been added to an already star-studded lineup at the 2013 Taste of Country Music Festival. Craig Campbell, Parmalee, Rachel Farley and LoCash Cowboys will join headliners Willie Nelson and Lady Antebellum from June 13-15 at Hunter Mountain, N.Y.
"Polished" is not a word one would have used to describe Parmalee after the North Carolina foursome shared their debut single 'Musta Had a Good Time' in 2012, but the rowdy country rockers' follow-up single 'Carolina' is as radio-friendly of a track as you'll find. It's not clear that either style is a perfect fit for the Thomas brothers and their bandmates.