2015 Country Jam is officially rolling — after a strong Day 1, it's safe to say this country party is rockin'. With acts like Sasha McVeigh, Parmalee, the Band Perry and more on Thursday (June 18), there were many memorable, hilarious, talent-filled and musically astounding moments. But there were a handful that will be etched in the minds of fans for years to come.
Following up a No. 1 single is a challenge for any new artist, but Parmalee feel pretty confident about their chances with 'Close Your Eyes.' The track from the group's new 'Feels Like Carolina' album was a no-brainer. In this video premiering exclusively on Taste of Country, singer Matt Thomas says he fell for it the moment he heard it.
Parmalee do what they do best on more than half the songs on 'Feel Like Carolina.' This group of reformed rockers compel you to buy a ticket to their live show with songs like 'I'll Bring the Music,' Dance' and especially 'Move.'
With songs like 'Musta Had a Good Time,' 'Day Drinking' and 'Staring Down the Barrel of a Shot Glass,' one gets the impression that the Parmalee guys like to lead the party. Matt Thomas and Josh McSwain opened up about their wild ways during a video interview before their set at the Taste of Country Music Festival on Thursday (June 13).
Heavy rain showers didn't stop country music fans who'd come from all over to see Willie Nelson on Thursday night. Thousands packed Hunter Mountain in New York for the inaugural Taste of Country Music Festival. Ponchos, umbrellas, cold beverages and great country music kept fans in good spirits while the LoCash Cowboys, Parmalee and Nelson took the stage.