#BreakingTheIce with Parmalee


Broken Bow Record’s elaborate duo Parmalee is known for their No. 1 smash hit “Carolina.” The single became the longest climbing single by a duo or group in the 24-year history of the Billboard Country Airplay Charts. Touring with acts such as Brad Paisley, they have gained massive fans throughout their career. Their country rock sound impresses the majority of country music fans alike. Parmalee is one of those bands that leave you wanting more. They are talented, witty and creative.

Barry Knox (bass) answers:

1. Where are you answering these questions from and what are you wearing?
Answering from the tour bus and wearing my Whiskey Jam t-shirt.
2. What is your official title and favorite thing about what you do?
I’m the cousin of Matt and Scott and I play the bass and my favorite thing is only having to play one note at a time.
3. Name 3 things you CANNOT live without?
Dr. Pepper, Mama’s spaghetti, and my running shoes.
4. What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
Brush my teeth.
5. What’s your favorite cartoon character?
Early Cuyler (Squidbillies)
Scott Thomas (drums) answers
6. What’s your favorite holiday and why?
Thanksgiving, because its deer season.
7. Sweet or sour?
8. Beer or whiskey?
9. What’s your favorite breakfast food?
10. What’s your favorite Disney movie?
Pirates of the Caribbean
Matt Thomas (lead singer/ guitar)  answers
11. What’s your favorite candy bar?
Reese’s Crispy Crunchy
12. What’s one gift you will never forget?
My first guitar.
13. What current event has your eyes and ears?
The Lenny Kravitz stage incident.
14. How many pairs of shoes do you own?
15. What do you believe makes a successful life?
Loving what you do for a living.
Josh McSwain (guitar) answers
16. What’s one thing you hate but wished you loved?
17. You’re making your favorite sandwich, what’s on it?
Pimento cheese
18. Name one artists of any genre you would love to co-write with and why?
Dave Grohl because he’s awesome.
19. Fill in the blank: I write songs because…
it’s my job.
20. Fill in the blank: It’s not a party until…
Parmalee shows up.
Do you have a favorite Parmalee song? Tweet me and let me know @brittwv.

Author: Brittany Vance

West Virginia born & bred living life in the DMV. I believe in kind hearts & strong drinks. Mom of two boys and Autism advocate. Music is not only powerful but magical. In the words of Merle Haggard: Good music will live forever. I am here to share that music with each of you.


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