The concert got started with a performance by a New Jersey native, Apryl Evans. Evans latest EP, 'Things You Left Behind' released back in 2012, gives fans that sweet country sound with some soul. Evans gave the crowd all she had and definitely looked like she belonged up on that stage. Evans really got the crowd dancing and singing along as she covered the Academy of Country Music's Female Vocalist of The Year, Miranda Lambert's "Gunpowder and Lead".
"Speaking of back in the day y'all. My dad taught me how to play guitar. It was the coolest thing as a kid to see my dad play and sing," Thomas said.
After hearing everyone from producers to managers tell them they should be in Nashville, well, Parmalee packed their bags. These band members have been through everything you can think of when it comes to promoting their music. Nashville eventually helped the guys find their authentic sound and discover who they are as both artists and people.
Parmalee's newest single, "Close Your Eyes", is now playing on country radio. Parmalee made history with their first single, "Carolina". The song, which became certified gold, became the longest climbing single by a duo or group in the 24-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay Chart.
It's always fun when a band performs a cover, right? "If anyone ever asks you to have a drink after work...this is what happens," Thomas said. I automatically knew that this would be one to remember. Parmalee performed a parody to Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball", Fireball. Yes, I have had Parmalee's version stuck in my head ever since. It was a very fun and interesting cover and definitely gave us a good laugh.
Parmalee's debut album 'Feels Like Carolina', was released back in December of 2013 and has earned praise from country fans all over the country. The country band was recently on the road with Jake Owen for his 2014 Days of Gold Tour.
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Check out the video below to see Parmalee's performance of their song "Day Drinkin'" LIVE in Freehold, New Jersey.