By Anthony Donatelli

One of the most anticipated acts of this weekends Driftwood Festival is Parmalee.

The band is made up of four guys: Brothers Matt Thomas (lead vocals, guitar) and Scott Thomas (drums), along with cousin Barry Knox (bass) and their childhood friend Josh McSwain (guitar).

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Parmalee released their debut album Feels Like Carolina in December of 2013 and it produced their first #1 single, “Carolina.”

So why the name Parmalee? The boys would rehearse in the town of Parmele, North Carolina and added an extra “e” to the band’s name for those who were unfamiliar with the area, so that they could pronounce it.

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Their new single, “Roots,” will be featured as the lead single off of the bands upcoming sophomore album and lyrically sings about always staying connected to where you’re from.

Parmalee will be joined this weekend by Jerrod Neimann, Rodney Atkins and Thompson Square. For tickets to Driftwood Festival, click here.


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