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That's who makes up parmalee - a country rock band that got its name from humble beginnings. "It's named after the small town. The population 264. That is where we had a rehearsal space, we grew up near Parmalee, but had this barn in the middle of this small country town that we were able to go out there and rehearse" says Parmalee member Matt Thomas.
"Parmalee's first single "Musta Had A Good Time" has been somewhat of a college party anthem. "We didn't have a car go in a pool, but had one go in a creek. It's fun gets crowd pumped up" says Parmalee member Scott Thomas.
The song is a series of true stories that the guys say fans have related to everywhere they've played. "Every time we play that song we have a handful of people will say did you write that about me. I know I was at that party" says Parmalee member Josh McSwain.
Before signing with Stony Creek Records, they spent a lot of time driving back and forth from Nashville to North Carolina.But will never forget the trip they were on when they wrote the song. "We spent a month in the parking lot of comfort across from tin roof in our RV. Writing songs, meeting who we could , eventually met our prodicer and he introduced us to stoney creek and that is how it cultivated" says Matt.
The guys just recently released their second single, "Carolina". "It's a great representation of us as a band, me as a singer, where we are from and how our music sounds" says Matt.
They're finishing up their debut album, set to be released later this year, but right now all they can think about is this Friday, when they make their Grand Ole Opry debut.
"It's a lifetime achievement thing. You want to play Opry. To stand in the circle .. check that off the list" he smiles.
Thursday, February 28 2013, 10:15 PM CST
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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