Nashville, Tenn. (November 16, 2016) - North Carolina's PBS channel, UNC-TV will be airing country band, Parmalee's "Feels Like Carolina Flood Relief Benefit" concert statewide Wednesday, November 23 at 9 p.m. EDT.
Last month, N.C. native and platinum selling country band, Parmalee announced it had teamed up with the American Red Cross for the "Feels Like Carolina Flood Relief Benefit" concert to foster the aid of Hurricane Matthew victims in North Carolina. 100% of the net proceeds will go to East North Carolina Red Cross. The concert will take place at Parmalee's alma mater of East Carolina University, in the Minges Coliseum on Friday, November 18. Tickets are still available and can be purchased at www.feelslikecarolina.com.
Parmalee's friends and fellow BBR Music Group artists, Grammy-nominated country duo Thompson Square and harmonic-newcomers Runaway June will be joining them, along with N.C. native Luke Combs and RCA Nashville artist Dee Jay Silver.
UNC-TV continues to report on the devastating impact Hurricane Matthew has had on much of the state. At its peak of destruction, Hurricane Matthew left nearly 900,000 homes and businesses without power. The natural disasterclaimed a heartbreaking 26 lives in North Carolina while leaving 36,000 individuals asking for federal assistance.
"UNC-TV is dedicated to education and community engagement across North Carolina and continues to provide information and support for the residents who have had their lives affected by Hurricane Matthew," says Jeff Smith of UNC-TV. "We hope this program will bring awareness to the needs of the people still recovering from the flooding and subsequent issues related to the storm in Eastern North Carolina."
Tickets for the “Feels Like Carolina Flood Relief Benefit” concert are currently available. Additionally, a limited number of VIP tickets are available for purchase which includes access to the exclusive VIP Party where Parmalee, Thompson Square, Runaway June and Luke Combs will participate in a private acoustic performance and meet-n-greet.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit www.feelslikecarolina.com.
ABOUT THE AMERICAN RED CROSS:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visitredcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
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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 three groups since 2001 to earn three consecutive Top 10 singles from a debut Country album. Since its debut at Country radio, Parmalee has earned over 288 million Pandora streams, 44 million plays on Spotify, over 31 million YouTube/ VEVO views, and 1.4 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 w/ Craig Ferguson, FOX & Friends, MLB Central’s Studio 21, The Queen Latifah Show and more. Now 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) - returns with the lead single from its sophomore album, the universal hometown anthem, “Roots,” which is sure to propel them into Country music superstardom. For more information, visit: http://www.parmalee.com
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