Whiskey Jam, a Nashville-based weekly concert series, took its party to Vegas during ACM weekend for a special show at Losers Bar at MGM Grand Casino. Performers included hit songwriter Chris DeStefano, ACM New Vocal Group of the Year winner Old Dominion, Kane Brown, LoCash, and a surprise appearance by Parmalee.
And who better to sponsor the event than George Dickel. The whisky maker offered a variety of cocktails to guests, including our favorite, the Dickel Lemonade. For our 21+ friends, here’s the recipe:
1.3 ounces of George Dickel No. 12
2 ounces of lemonade
1 slice of lemon
Top with club soda
Coming to Nashville? Be sure to check out the Whiskey Jam concert series every Monday night at Winners Bar & Grill. You never know who will show up!
Stoney Creek Records act Parmalee continues its hot streak as it rounds out 2015 achieving its third consecutive Top 10 hit from the band’s debut Country album, Feels Like Carolina.
Today “Already Callin’ You Mine,” which has earned widespread praise from critics and fans alike, landed in the Top 10 on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Country Aircheck charts. Previous singles, the certified platinum, “Carolina,” and mega-smash, “Close Your Eyes,” surged to #1 and #3, respectively. No small feat, Parmalee is the first Country group since The Band Perry to earn three consecutive Top 10 hits from a debut Country album.
In addition to catapulting chart success, 2015 has been a banner year with many other milestones for Country music’s hottest ‘band of brothers.’ Parmalee made their inaugural appearance on NBC’s TODAY Show in September and, just last month, headlined Minges Coliseum on the grounds of the band’s alma mater, East Carolina University.
On Saturday, November 21, “Carolina” chart-toppers Parmalee realized its dream of headlining Minges Coliseum on the campus of its alma mater, East Carolina University.
The band performed a combination of new and old music, including current Top 15 single “Already Callin’ You Mine” and multi-week certified PLATINUM smash “Carolina,” paying tribute to the thousands of fans, family members and friends who have supported them since the birth of Parmalee in 2001.
Last week, Parade Magazine revealed an exclusive behind-the-scenes photo gallery documenting the evening featured on its digital platform, Parade.com.
“It was amazing. It was everything we hoped it would be,” lead singer Matt Thomas tells Parade.com. “It was something we’ve always worked for, and a lot of work went into it. We never thought or knew when it was gonna happen. I mean when we came on stage and saw the people…The crowd was great and it was a great turnout.”
Check out the exclusive Feels Like Carolina Homecoming photos now on Parade.com.
Following a powerful video montage (see below)recounting the band’s remarkable story, Parmalee hit the stage, exploding into its rocking show opener “I’ll Bring The Music.”
Later in the show, the band was presented with honorary “Parmalee” ECU Pirates football jerseys and plaques celebrating its recently RIAA CERTIFIED-PLATINUM hit “Carolina.” The night came to an emotional close with a performance of “Carolina” as Parmalee’s hometown sang the chorus back to them, turning the entire arena into a “Carolina Choir” of thousands.
Local CBS affiliate, WNCT-TV Greenville, retold the Parmalee story featuring intimate interviews with the band members and their families in a two-part segment following the event. Watch the full segment HERE.
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This holiday season, Parmalee will return to its roots to throw its biggest party to-date, the FEELS LIKE CAROLINA HOMECOMING, on the grounds of its alma mater East Carolina University’s 8,000-seat Minges Coliseum. The headlining arena show will pay homage to Parmalee’s home state of North Carolina and the community that supported the band since it started in 2001.
“It has been a life-long dream of ours to play Minges Coliseum! What a homecoming!” says Matt Thomas, lead singer for Parmalee. “We would always throw a big field party towards the end of summer that we called ‘Uncle Ron’s Party.’ Eventually, those got too big for us to handle so we’ve been working on a way to keep it going, and here we are!”
Tickets for FEELS LIKE CAROLINA HOMECOMING are officially on sale to the public. Additionally, a limited number of 300 VIP tickets to the show are available for purchase on a first come, first serve basis. The VIP tickets give fans a choice of a premium purple reserved seat (in honor of ECU’s school colors) OR a VIP Pit Pass for the concert. VIP tickets also include access to an exclusive pre-show VIP Party with a private acoustic performance by Parmalee, an official event t-shirt, a meet-n-greet pass/photo opportunity with the band, a commemorative VIP Laminate and VIP Event Parking.
BBR Music Group’s newly signed Wheelhouse Records act and digital media sensation Granger Smith has been announced as the first opening act for the FEELS LIKE CAROLINA HOMECOMING show.
Purchase tickets for the FEELS LIKE CAROLINA HOMECOMING now here.
Last week, Parmalee celebrated its steadfast climb to success with a performance of its current Top 25 single “Already Callin’ You Mine” on NBC’s TODAY show and MLB Central’s Studio 21. The band’s debut multi-week #1 smash “Carolina” was recently CERTIFIED PLATINUM by the RIAA.
Parmalee recently spoke with FOX 411 Country’s Ashley Dvorkin about its hometown community and how the band’s friends and fans lifted them up in the wake of the tragic shooting that nearly took Scott Thomas’ life, five years ago this month. Watch the interview here.