The band is made up of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas, cousin Barry Knox and best friend Josh McSwain.
The name Parmalee comes from Parmele — the small North Carolina town in Martin County where the band started.
There’s a planned documentary about their experiences including a horrifying attempted robbery in 2010 where Scott was shot and had to spend 35 days in the hospital.
“It made us a tighter group, made us concentrate more, most of all, made us appreciate everything that’s happened to us even more,” said Matt Thomas. “Four months later, we got a record deal. Then a year later, we moved out here. Two years after that, we had a number one hit song.”
Parmalee will be at the CMA Awards Wednesday night.
Viewers can stream “On The Red Carpet at the CMA Awards” beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT at OnTheRedCarpet.com.
Live coverage airs on ABC at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT | 6:30 p.m. CT. The 2019 CMA Awards will air Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. ET/PT | 7 p.m. CT on ABC.
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