Parmalee is a Southern Country Rock band hailing from Greenville, North Carolina Their name was derived from the tiny, southern town of Parmele, NC, located a couple miles from their hometown, where they started creating music together in a small barn. Parmalee consists of lead singer and guitarist Matt Thomas, bassist and vocalist Barry Knox (Matt and Scott Thomas' cousin), Josh McSwain (lead guitar, vocals, and friend), and drummer Scott Thomas (Matt's brother).
Through the band's extensive touring and self-marketing, Parmalee has become one of the top independent acts on the eastern seaboard.
2010 found Parmalee touring the East Coast while also finding a new home in the Nashville songwriting community. Now signed to Stoney Creek Records – home to Thompson Square and Randy Houser — Parmalee is set to release its first single in Summer 2012.