Penned in Tribute to Home State of North Carolina, Country Quartet Donates Song Proceeds to Red Cross
Stoney Creek Records’ platinum-selling band, Parmalee today announced, “Down Town (Hurricane Florence Relief Song),” a brand-new track inspired by the devastation caused by Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina. The band’s own Matt Thomas, moved by the destruction the deadly storm left in its wake and the resilience shown by the citizens of the Carolinas, penned the song in tribute to the Country quartet’s home state. Proceeds from the recording will be donated to Hurricane Florence victims through the Red Cross.
Fans can bear witness to the enormous impact of the storm in the video that Parmalee created to accompany the song. Local news channels sent footage from the wreckage to Parmalee for the video and to support the band’s fundraising efforts. Watch the touching video here.
“It was heartbreaking to see all of the pictures and videos people back home shared of the damage caused by the storm. This is where we’re from—these are our brothers and sisters. We played some of our first shows in these towns. These people have supported us for so long, we knew we wanted to help and support them in return,” said Matt Thomas. “Hearing the stories of how everybody banded together and looked out for each other, as they always do, was really inspiring and reminded me why I’m proud of where I came from, which is what this song is all about.”
With their band name plucked from their hometown of Parmele, N.C., an album called 27861 (Parmele’s zip code) and their breakout single titled “Carolina,” it’s clear Parmalee has deep ties to the Tarheel State and carries their tiny town upbringings with them every step of their journey. Their hometown pride (while also tattooed on each of their arms) is showcased throughout the new song noting the small-town way of life in which the foursome was raised.
Fans can witness some of the loss and devastation in the video that accompanies the song. Local news channels sent footage from the wreckage to Parmalee for use in support of “Down Town” and the band’s fundraising efforts.
With lyrics like, “we’ve all weathered our fair share of storms, ain’t nothing we ain’t seen before, we get hit get knocked down, get back up for another round ‘round here. This ain’t no going down town, when trouble comes around town,” “Down Town (Hurricane Florence Relief Song),” celebrates the grit, resilience and heart of North and South Carolina. “Down Town (Hurricane Florence Relief Song)” is available here: https://parmalee.lnk.to/downtown
Known for their hits as much as their high energy shows, the band, comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas (lead vocals and drums), cousin Barry Knox (bass) and their best friend Josh McSwain (lead guitar), formed in 2001 as a bunch of small town boys chasing wild weekend nights. Despite their success over the years, which includes award nominations, three consecutive Top 10 singles (including the Platinum-certified, multi-week #1 smash “Carolina”) and the release of two full studio albums, Parmalee has never lost their heart or that rowdy energy that built the foundation for their music.
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ABOUT PARMALEE: 2016 ACM “New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year” nominee Parmalee is one of Country music’s most successful new acts: The Platinum-selling band of brothers is one of only four groups since 2001 to earn three consecutive Top 10 singles from a debut Country album. Since their debut at Country radio, Parmalee has earned over 358 million Pandora streams, 106.75 million plays on Spotify, over 31 million YouTube/ VEVO views, and 1.6 million Shazam subscribers. Heralded as “Country Music’s Breakout Stars” by MSN Entertainment, Parmalee has supported Brad Paisley and Jake Owen on national tours while finding time to perform on NBC’s TODAY show, The Late Late Show, FOX & Friends All American Summer Concert Series, MLB Central’s Studio 21, The Queen Latifah Show and more. Parmalee – 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) – continue to show loyalty to their home state of North Carolina in their latest release “Down Town.” For more information, visit: http://www.parmalee.comhttps://www.countryschatter.com/2018/10/parmalee-records-original-song-down-town-to-raise-funds-for-hurricane-florence-victims/FundraiserNew ReleasesPress ReleaseVideos:"Down Town (Hurricane Florence Relief Song)",american red cross,Barry Knox,Carolina,Josh McSwain,matt thomas,parmalee,Scott Thoomas