#CircleInTheCity Part 1 with Parmalee

Tuesday Evening, July 26th, The Grand Ole Opry made it’s way back to NYC for their Annual Summer Series – #CircleInTheCity.


The Series kicked off with one of Country Music’s most successful new acts: Parmalee. The group consists of four guys – Matt Thomas on Lead Vocals & Guitar, Brother – Scott Thomas on Drums, Their first Cousin, Barry Knox, on Bass Guitar and their childhood best friend, Josh McSwain on the Keys.

Parmalee opened the show with their feel good jam, “I’ll Bring The Music” from their first studio album, Feels Like Carolina. Followed by “Already Callin’ You Mine,” “Day Drinkin’,” “Close Your Eyes” and their latest single: “Roots.“


Mid set- Lead Vocalist, Matt Thomas, shares stories of the inspiration behind their dreams and credits their Father for their love of music. Next, he paints the scene for us and before we know it, we are in the back of his Dad’s pick-up truck, driving down the back roads of North Carolina…. Here the group covers hits like Bob Segar’s “Night Moves,” The Marshall Tucker Band’s, “Can’t You See,” Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On,” and the ever-popular, “Thinking Out Loud,” by Ed Sheeran.

Can we take a second to point out the range in vocals in these four songs? Hitting every note– High & Low, the group truly displays their talent in these chosen covers, showcasing the group’s undeniable chemistry in perfect harmonies.

The group ended the show with “Dance,” another upbeat, original song, before closing out their set with their first Number 1 Country Hit, “Carolina.”


Missed the show? Check Out the Live Recording from the Grand Ole Opry’s Facebook Page here. Don’t Miss Part 2 of the #CircleInTheCity Series, Tuesday, August 2 with Lindsay Ell back at Bryant Park at 8:30PM

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