92.3 WIL Crown & Country Series
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. Front man 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 Parmele, 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. “Dad’s music was a mixture of Gregg Allman, Bob Seger, and Delbert McClintion,” Matt remembers. “We loved that stuff, but we listened to everything else, too. Blues. Beach music. Motown. Once we began making our own music, it didn’t matter what we were trying to play – that Country twang just carried over into everything we did.”
For Parmalee, music has always been a family business. Joined by cousin Barry Knox and longtime friend Josh McSwain, the group began began building an audience in North Carolina before moving to Nashville. Nominated for...