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Hot Collaboration “Just the Way” With Blanco Brown Hits Country Radio

Platinum-selling band, Parmalee today made their “The Piano Sessions” available across all digital streaming platforms. Performing with just vocals and piano for the first time, the band decided to record these stripped-down versions of several of their most popular hits (and a few covers) including their multi-platinum #1 hit, “Carolina,” as well as their latest single, “Just the Way,” the hot new collaboration between them and BBR Music Group’s Blanco Brown and a new song they wrote recently while practicing social distancing.

While quarantined during the pandemic, several members of chart-topping band got together to play music live for fans and practice their craft—what started out as a casual hang resulted in “The Piano Sessions.” Each of the nine tracks also have a video of the performance on YouTube—the band debuted the videos on a YouTube “happy hour” on May 1 where they chatted with fans.

The band’s latest single, the “feel-good, danceable” (The Boot), “Just the Way” has officially shipped to Country radio as of last week. The upbeat, self-appreciative tune has since amassed nearly 40 million streams in the US alone and is inspiring fans to create their own videos to the tune on social media platforms like TikTok, in a similar viral fashion early on in its journey as Blanco’s double platinum international smash single “The Git Up.”  

Track Listing:

1. Close Your Eyes (The Piano Sessions)

2. Sunday Morning (The Piano Sessions)

3. Drops of Jupiter (The Piano Sessions)

4. Savannah (The Piano Sessions)

5. I See You (The Piano Sessions)

6. Be Alright (The Piano Sessions)

7. Roots (The Piano Sessions)

8. Just the Way (The Piano Sessions)

9. Carolina (The Piano Sessions)

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2016 ACM “New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year” nominee Parmalee is one of Country music’s most successful new acts: The Platinum-selling band of brothers is one of only four groups since 2001 to earn three consecutive Top 10 singles from a debut Country album. Since their debut at Country radio, Parmalee has earned over 373 million Pandora streams, 123 million plays on Spotify, over 31 million YouTube/ VEVO views, and 1.7 million Shazam subscribers. Heralded as “Country Music’s Breakout Stars” by MSN Entertainment, Parmalee has supported Brad Paisley and Jake Owen on national tours while finding time to perform on NBC’s TODAY show, The Late Late Show, FOX & Friends All American Summer Concert SeriesMLB Central’s Studio 21, The Queen Latifah Show and more. Parmalee – comprised of brothers Matt and Scott Thomas (lead vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), cousin Barry Knox (bass) and life-long best friend Josh McSwain (guitar) – continue to show loyalty to their home state of North Carolina with the release "Down Town.” The band’s new song with Blanco Brown, “Just the Way” was released December 13.  For more information, visit:


Blurring the lines between Country and hip-hop music, Blanco Brown makes a southern sound that he proudly calls "TrailerTrap." It's a boundary-breaking, multicolored genre of his very own — which draws upon the rawness and storytelling abilities of his two biggest musical influences, Johnny Cash and Outkast. His debut album, Honeysuckle & Lightning Bugs, shows off the full range of its creator, who juggled multiple roles as the project's songwriter, producer, vocalist, visionary, and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, harmonica, lap steel, spoons, tambourine, to name a few). Since 2014, Blanco has been honing in on his unique sound, which is a mix of countrified influences and street-smart lingo, that balances both the urban and rural settings in which he grew up. His viral hit “The Git Up” (certified 2x PLATINUM) has taken the world by storm, claiming the top spot in charts across the global and spawning nearly four billion views across social platforms. It claimed the #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for 12 weeks and was the top-selling digital Country song in the US for 13 weeks and has more than 469 million streams in the US alone resulting in Billboard naming him as their #1 Top New Country Artist. The music video, which premiered across CMT, MTV, BET and Nick, earned more than 20 million YouTube views in a month. In addition to being named Billboard’s “7 Country Acts to Watch in 2019,” the Georgia native is a background singer, artist and Grammy-nominated engineer who has worked with big name talent including Fergie, Childish Gambino, Kane Brown and Chris Brown.


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