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YouTube Wednesday: LeadingLadyBeauty your new guide to all of the latest fashion/beauty trends on YouTube

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we are going to talk about an AMAZING new leadingladybeautyYouTuber that that you will need to subscribe to right now. If you haven’t heard of rising YouTube star LeadingLadyBeauty, aka Jade, then you have to keep reading because you are seriously missing out. Jade’s vibrant and fun personality will entertain you from beginning to end, and her knowledge about all things fashion & beauty related will keep you anxiously awaiting her next video. If you’ve been looking for a new guru to subscribe to, then I highly suggest you check out this channel. Now let’s get to the art you’ve been waiting for, let’s discuss 4 of Jade’s videos. Ready? Ok, let’s go!!!

 

The first video that we’re going to discuss is Jade’s ‘Spring Look Book – 2014’ video, which was uploaded on April 13th, 2014. I thought that this was the perfect video to kick things off with because it gives us a glimpse at what Jade’s personal style is like. This video also can give you A LOT of inspiration for cool spring time outfits, that will definitely get you more Instagram likes. This video is very well done, and will definitely give you an idea of what’s to come. Next up we have her ‘Halloween Make Up Tutorial 2014’, which was uploaded on October 19th, 2014 (you can check out the video below).Now once October hits we see A LOT of Halloween makeup tutorials. Even though it’s really fun to play with makeup and hair and recreate our favorite TV/movie/book characters, sometimes we want to create a look that feels like “Halloween”, without fully committing to dressing up. In this video Jade shows us how o create a very cool grunge look, that will help you feel like your participating in Halloween without actually “dressing up”. Definitely a fun alternative if you’re looking for something different this Halloween,

 

Now let’s move on to Jade’s ‘How To Long Hair Routine’, which was uploaded on July 4th, 2015. This is a video that you’re going to want to add to your hair care playlists right now. One of the bad things about the weather changing, is that we have a larger chance of hair & skin damage, so you have to change up your routine a little to save yourself from weather hazards. I really loved this routine because Jade tells us exactly what we have to do in order to achieve this articular look, so if you want to change up your hair care routine, or you don’t have a routine, then this is the video for you. Ok, the final video that we’re going to talk about is Jade’s ‘Primark Haul Autumn 2015’, which was uploaded on October 4th, 2015 (you can check out the video below). Now y’all know that we have to include a haul, because haul’s are amazing! I thought that this was a good video to end this post with because in the 1st video that we talked about, we got to get a sense of what Jade’s style is, in this video we get to see how her style has evolved. Knowing this is really important, because it will make you feel more connected to Jade, and we all know that we love to feel like our fav YouTubers are our best friends. In this video we continue to see Jade’s natural on-camera talent, and the personality and knowledge about beauty/fashion, that will make you fall in love with her channel all over again. The growth that we see from the 1st video to this video, will definitely leave you excited for what’s to come on this channel.

 

Keep up with everything Jade is doing:

YouTube: LeadingLadyBeauty

Blog: leadingladybeauty.co.uk

Twitter: JadeBillington

Instagram: jadebillingtonllb

Facebook: Leadingladybeauty

 

 

 

  •   All credit goes to YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, leadingladybeauty.co.uk, Primark, Jade Billington, leadingladybeauty, all of the businesses, companies, people, and any other original owners involved and/or mentioned in any of these videos and/or hauls, any and all companies, individuals, and/or businesses that should receive credit for anything mentioned in this blog post, and all original owners. I do not own anything in this blog. If any people, corporations, businesses, companies, etc, were not previously given credit for their work, they are given credit now and their previous absence was unintentional. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own. I wrote this blog for entertainment purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.

YouTube Wednesday: Stephanie Carina…your newest YouTube bestie!!!

Hello people of the Internet! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’, we’re going to talk about fashion/beauty/DIY guru Stephanie CarinaStephanie Carina. This rising YouTube star is quickly winning the hearts of fans worldwide, and has gained a loyal following of 94,597 subscribers (or besties as she likes to call them), and 1,391,821 total channel views. I am really excited to feature Stephanie this week, because her videos are super addicting! Once you watch Stephanie’s videos, her fun and bubbly personality will instantly make you feel as if you’re talking to your best friend (and the best part is this best friend has the GREATEST fashion, beauty, & DIY tips!). So now let’s get to the fun part…the videos! Ready? Let’s go!!!

 

The first video that we’re going to talk about is Stephanie’s ‘DIY Pumpkin Spice Milkshake | Starbucks Inspired!’ video, which was uploaded on October 9th, 2014 (check out the video below). This is traditionally more of a fall treat, but who doesn’t love the idea of having Pumpkin Spice milkshakes all year long. Stephanie gives very detailed step by step instructions that make these milkshakes easy to prepare. These milkshakes are perfect for a party, or relaxing while you watch your fav YouTube videos, so you should definitely try them out! Next up we have Stephanie’s ‘How to Pack Healthy Lunches for School or Work! Quick & Easy!’ video, which was uploaded on November 15th, 2014. If you’re freaking out because you’ve waited until now to get in shape then don’t worry because Stephanie has you covered! The recipes in this video are easy/quick to make, and will give you a break from your typical lunch. This video also features really cute lunch boxes that are designed to help you correctly portion your food (you gotta love it when staying healthy is easy).

Now we’re going  to talk about Stephanie’s ‘The Real Way to Fake Naturally Curly Hair WITHOUT HEAT!’ video, which was uploaded on March 26th, 2015. Ok let’s be real for a second. Spring/Summer is the perfect time to rock awesome curls, but it’s also the worst time of the year to use excessive heat on your hair. This videos shows you how to use an inexpensive product to make beautiful curls without any heat. It’s definitely worth checking out. The last video we’re going to discuss is Stephanie’s ‘Music Festival Inspired DIYs! Tumblr and Coachella Inspired!!!’ video, which was uploaded on April 12th, 2015. This is a MUST SEE video for all music festival junkies (or if you just like to look really cool). The various DIYs in this video are super easy to make, and look AMAZING! So check out the video below, and prepare to make all your friends jealous by how cool you look.

 

Keep up with everything Stephanie is doing:

YouTube: Stephanie Carina

Twitter: stephiecarina

Instagram: stephaniecarina

 

 

  • All credit goes to YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Stephanie Carina,  Starbucks, Coachella, all of the businesses, companies, people, stores, and any other original owners involved and/or mentioned in any of these videos, any and all companies, individuals, and/or businesses that should receive credit for anything mentioned in this blog post, and all original owners. I do not own anything in this blog. If any people, corporations, businesses, companies, etc, were not previously given credit for their work, they are given credit now and their previous absence was unintentional. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own. I wrote this blog for entertainment purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.

YouTube Wednesday: Introducing Heylaine…the YouTuber you will be obsessed with this summer

Hello people of the Internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday we’re going to talk about another INCREDIBLE YouTuber that is quickly on the rise. Elaine (aka Heylaine) is a beauty/fashion/DIY guru who will have you smiling, laughing (and taking notes), as she explains how to get Instagram worthy hair, makeup, and home decor. Y’all definitely NEED to check out her channel now, because you don’t want to be lost when all your friends are addicted to her channel and you’re like “what?” (Btw in only 4 months Elaine has earned 3,829 subscribers, which is beyond amazing). So now let’s get to the videos! Ready? Ok, let’s go!



The first video that we’re going talk about is Elaine’s ‘My Everyday Makeup Routine’, which was uploaded on March 5th, 2015. This is a really great video for anyone who loves makeup because this particular look is easy to manipulate depending on whether you’re going out, hanging with friends, or are on a date with Netflix. You can check out the video below! Next up we have her ‘HUGE Spring Clothing Haul 2015 | F21, Topshop, Brandy Melville & More!’, which was uploaded on March 24th, 2015. Y’all knew that there had to be a haul video because hauls are AMAZING! I think that you can really learn all about a YouTuber’s sense of style busy checking out their hauls, and this makes us feel like they could be our style BFFs. Also, haul videos give you the illusion of shopping without you actually having to spend money so it’s a win for everyone.

 

Now let’s talk about Elaine’s ‘DIY Room Decor for Spring | & Tumblr Inspired!’, which was uploaded on April 30th, 2015. This is a really fun video that will teach you how to make some really cool, inexpensive decor pieces that will help you makeover any space for the spring. These pieces are all easy to make, very customizable so you can add your own unique style to each project. Another great thing about this video? You can save money by creating the pieces yourself, and spend that money on some of the cute stuff you saw in Elaine’s haul video (yay!). Lastly we’re going to talk about Elaine’s ‘How Girls Get Ready in the Morning | Morning Routine!’ video, which was uploaded on May 17th, 2015. This is a really funny video that really allows us to see Elaine’s bubbly, fun personality, and her natural on camera charisma. You will definitely relate to this video (because #TheStruggleIsReal…seriously it is), and will find yourself watching it again and again. This video will not only make you become an even bigger fan of Elaine, but will also leave you anxiously awaiting her next video (check out the video below to see what I mean).

 

Keep up with everything Elaine is doing:

YouTube: Heylaine

Twitter: Elaine (@Heylainevids) | Twitter

Instagram: Elaine (@heylainevids) • Instagram

Tumblr: Art is the proper task of life

 

 

All credit goes to YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Elaine, Heylaine, Forever 21, Topshop, Brandy Melville all of the businesses, companies, people, stores, and any other original owners involved and/or mentioned in any of these videos, any and all companies, individuals, and/or businesses that should receive credit for anything mentioned in this blog post, and all original owners. I do not own anything in this blog. If any people, corporations, businesses, companies, etc, were not previously given credit for their work, they are given credit now and their previous absence was unintentional. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own. I wrote this blog for entertainment purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.

 

YouTube Wednesday: Clarissa May…the rising YouTube star that you will spend all your time obsessing over

Hello people of the Internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’, we’re going to look at a rising YouTube star that you’ll clarissa mayinstantly want to subscribe to. Clarissa May is a 15 year old beauty/fashion/DIY guru and dancer. Along with her beauty channel, she also has a dance channel called Live On Pointe, where she posts Q&As, tutorials, demonstrations, and a lots of other cool things related to dance (definitely check this channel out too). What I like most about Clarissa’s beauty/fashion channel, is that she really shows off her creativity with her channel, and constantly pushes the quality of her videos to higher and higher limits. So…now let’s get to the videos! Ready? Let’s go!!!


The first video we’re going to talk about is Clarissa’s ‘Get Ready With Me Photoshoot’, video which was uploaded on August 30th, 2014. I love how Clarissa explains her process step by step so it’s easy to replicate this look. This is a really good video to check out if you want to find a new look for any upcoming events such as graduation, or a party. Ok, the next video we’re going to talk about is Clarissa’s ‘DIY Starbucks Frappuccino Costume’, which was uploaded on October 26th, 2014 (you can check out the video below). I think y’all will really LOVE this video because it’s really creative and inexpensive to make. Another good thing about this costume idea is you can customize it to fit your individual style, and you can look cute for any selfies that the day brings (and if you take a selfie holding a Starbucks drink that’s the same as your costume then you can bring a new meaning to the #twinning!).

The next video we’re going to discuss is Clarissa’s ‘Silver Smokey Eye for Beginners’, which was uploaded on February 19th, 2015. Now if you’re like A LOT of us, we’ll, smokey eyes lead to issues. I mean what’s worse than spending all these time struggling to make your eyes look awesome and then someone asks “why do you have two black eyes” (#epicfail). The final video that we’re going to talk about is the Clarissa’s ‘Pinterest in Real Life’, which was uploaded on May 1st, 2015 (you can check out the video below). I thought that this was a fun change from the usual videos we discuss because it’s a really funny, comedic video. The video explains what happens sometimes, when we try and fail to mimic stuff we see on Pinterest. It’s a really funny video that’s honestly not only hilarious, but so relatable.

 

Keep up with everything Clarissa is doing:

YouTube:clarissamay09

Twitter:Clarissa May (@clarissa_may_) | Twitter

Instagram:Clarissa May (@clarissamay_) • Instagram

Tumblr:Clarissa May

Facebook:Live On Pointe | Facebook

 

 

 

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YouTube Wednesday: Rachel Clark…your subscription box’s favorite new YouTuber

Hello people of the Internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ blog post we are going to discuss an awesome new YouTube that you’re going to spend all your free time this year watching. She only started posting videos a few months ago, but this YouTuber is already proving that she has what it takes to become a YouTube star. Rachel Clark is a 17 year old beauty/fashion/DIY guru, who will instantly captivate you with her videos, and leave you constantly checking your subscription box for more. So if y’all are ready, let’s dive into the blog post so you can find out why Rachel is one YouTuber you will not be able to live without.

 

The first video that we’re going to talk about is Rachel’s ‘Summer Lookbook 2014’, which was uploaded on June 1st, 2014 (you can check out the video below). Now even though this is the first video that Rachel uploaded, it definitely helps her channel kick off on a very positive note. This is a really cool Lookbook that shows that she has a good on camera presence, is confident with what she is doing, and of course has an amazing sense of style that her fans can easily draw inspiration from. The next video that we’re going to discuss is Rachel’s ‘Easy and Healthy Desert Ideas’, which was uploaded on August 17th, 2014. I really loved this idea, because we all love food, but with summer right around the corner, no one wants the extra calories. These desserts are the perfect mix of healthy and fun. They also receive bonus points because these are “no oven” recipes, which means that just about anyone can make them (but you do have to cut some stuff so make sure that you’re careful when using knives…safety first).

 

 

Next up we have Rachel’s ‘Bronze Eyes and Dark Lips: Fall Makeup Tutorial 2014’, which was uploaded on November 4th 2014 (you can view this video below). Even though this is technically a fall look and we’re entering spring this week, I just had to share this video with y’all. Once I saw this tutorial I just fell in love with the look, and I know you will too! If you want to stand out at a party, this is definitely a look you should try out, because you WILL get noticed with this one. It’s not a very difficult look to achieve, but I would definitely practice with it before you try it on a special night. The last video that we’re going to talk about is Rachel’s ‘Summer Trends 2015: Fashion & Makeup’ video, which was uploaded on February 25th, 2015. I thought that this was a really cool video to highlight because the more advice we can get about what will be on trend this spring the better right? Right! I loved that Rachel choose a wide variety of fashion and makeup looks, so basically everyone can find something that fits their unique style. If you love fashion/beauty then you should check out this video!

 

Keep up with everything Rachel is doing:

YouTube: Rachel Clark – YouTube

Twitter: Rachel Clark (@rachelnclark4) | Twitter

Instagram: Rachel Clark (@rachel__clark) • Instagram

 

 

 

  • YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Rachel Clark, all businesses, brands, and people who were mentioned in any of the videos featured in this blog post, and all original owners. I do not own anything in this blog. If any people, corporations, businesses, companies, etc, were not previously given credit for their work, they are given credit now and their previous absence was unintentional. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own. I wrote this blog for entertainment purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.

Monday Memos: Bars and Melody…the newest musical duo who is taking the world by storm one computer at a time

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos’ we’re going to talk about an AWESOME new duo that has already gone viral on YouTube, appeared on The Ellen Degeneres Show, and is on their way to exploding even more this year. If you haven’t heard of R&B/Rap duo Bars & Melody, then read on to learn all about one of the internet’s favorite new musical forces.

 

Bars and Melody are a R&B/Rap duo that consists of rapper Leondre Devries, and vocalist Charlie Lenehan. The two artists met over social media in 2013, and in January 2014 formed their act. They first rose to fame when their audition (which was filmed in early 2014) for the singing competition show Britain’s Got Talent, went viral in 2014. The duo were given automatic entrance into the show’s semi-finals when head judge Simon Cowell pressed the “golden buzzer” (a new feature introduced in the 8th season), after their audition. After finishing 3rd on the show, Bars and Melody were signed to Simon Cowell’s record label, Syco Music.

 

So with all of the entertainers who compete on talent competition shows every year, you might wonder what makes this duo so different. Well, one reason is the fact that their audition video (which was posted on YouTube on May 10th, 2014 (here’s the link: Bars & Melody – Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act | Britain’s Got Talent 2014), received over 22 million views in a little over a week. That sort of viral praise is definitely not easy to come by, and if they’re already this popular, it only makes sense that everyone will fall more and more in love with them as their careers’ continue. In fact, the duo received so much attention, that they were invited to appear/perform on the Ellen Degeneres Show, while they were still contestants on Britain’s Got Talent. Their audition video now has 63,997,419 total views (as of February 15th, 2015), and shows no signs of slowing down. Another reason why Bars and Melody are definitely artists to watch, is the fact that at the young ages of 13 and 15 (at the time they auditioned), they seem to have a clear idea of the types of artists they would like to be. Finding your own unique style is very important for an artist, and if this is done right, then this is what turns good artists into memorable ones. Bars and Melody have shown that they have the potential to become memorable by developing their own style that fans can identify with. The fact that the duo was able to take Rapper Twista and R&B singer Faith Evans’ song Hope, and it into an anti-bullying anthem is astounding, and shows that their level of artistry will only get better and better as time goes by.

 

Now let’s get to the part that you were waiting for, the music. The duo’s first single Hopeful was released on July 7th, 2014 (here’s a link: Bars and Melody – Hopeful) , and peaked at #5 on the UK Singles Chart. Hopeful is an anti-bullying anthem which tells the story of what Leondre Devries (AKA Bars) went through when he was bullied as a young child. Because bullying has continued to be such a big problem for kids, teens, and even young adults, this is truly a song that people can not only relate to, but will also be inspired by. The duo’s next song Shining Star was later released. This is a fun, upbeat song about the duo’s love for their female fans (definitely a crowd pleaser). I love that they came out with a fun song after releasing Hopeful, because this shows that they are artists that can have fun and release a song with a serious message. The duo released the music video (here’s a link: Bars and Melody – Keep Smiling) for their next single Keep Smiling on February 9th, 2015, and is officially available for sale today (February 16th, 2015), so definitely go buy it after you finish reading this post (you’ll love it!). This is another inspirational hit from Bars and Melody that is about being thankful and appreciative of all that you have. This is a cool combination of the best elements of their previous two releases that will force you to keep smiling all day. With a tour and debut album expected this year, you will definitely be hearing A LOT more from Bars and Melody.

 

Keep up with Bars and Melody:

Twitter: BAM™ (@BarsAndMelody) | Twitter

YouTube: Bars and Melody

YouTube VEVO: BAMOfficialVEVO

Website:Bars and Melody Official – Leondre Devries and Charlie Lenehan

Instagram: Bars And Melody (@barsandmelody)

Facebook: Bars and Melody | Facebook

 

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YouTube Wednesday: BriannaxBeautyx…the beauty guru who is quickly rising to the top

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘YouTube Wednesday’ we are going to talk about another AMAZING beauty/fashion guru who you NEED to know about. I was randomly looking on YouTube (because I’m always randomly on YouTube), and I stumbled across a channel that I am now so in love with, and I know y’all will be too! If you’re not already familiar with BriannaxBeautyx, then you need to subscribe to her channel right now (I mean like right this very second…finish reading this and then please go subscribe to this channel, because you’ll become obsessed). Brianna is a 13 year old beauty/fashion guru from Ohio, who is also a musician (here’s the link to her music channel: Brianna Nicole). With her knowledge about all things beauty/fashion related, witty banter, and natural on-camera charisma and honesty, I anticipate that Brianna will soon become one of the queens of YouTube. So get ready to meet your newest fav YouTuber.

 

The first video we’re going to discuss is Brianna’s ‘Makeup of The Day’ video (here’s a link: Makeup Of The Day! ), which was uploaded on June 10th, 2012. I picked this video because it’s the first beauty video that she uploaded, and I feel that you can really see her raw talent as a beauty guru. You can really see how a YouTuber grows from their first video, and in 2 years’ time, Brianna has grown A LOT from this initial video. I do think that the look that she shows on this video is a nice, easy to copy look for anyone just starting to wear makeup, because she shows exactly which products and colors she uses. The next video that we’re going to discuss is Brianna’s ’10 Products I would repurchase Tag’ (here’s the link to the video: 10 products I would repurchase TAG!), which was uploaded on February 17th, 2013. I thought that this would be a fun video to talk about because it’s an easy to find out different beauty guru’s favorite products. Personally I like watching these videos because you get honest opinions about lots of different products, so you find out which products you should purchase, and which ones you should skip (so you can save your money and do even more shopping. I really enjoyed Brianna’s video because it was a fun mix of high-end and drugstore products. She also explained why she chose each product, which is perfect for someone who is starting to learn about makeup.

 

Next up we have the ‘Summer Clothing Haul 2014’ video (here’s a link: Summer Clothing Haul 2014! {VS Pink, Hollister & More!}, which was uploaded on June 10th, 2014. Now y’all know that I had to include a haul video in this piece because haul videos are AMAZING! This video really gives viewers a glimpse into Brianna’s personal style. I really liked that the items she showed were trendy, very style neutral (meaning most people would probably like these pieces regardless of your personal style), and affordable enough that if you like the pieces shown you could probably buy the same items, or something similar. The last video we are going to talk about is Brianna’s ‘Back To School: Emergency Kit For Girls!’ video (link: Back To School: Emergency Kit For Girls!), which was uploaded on August 23rd, 2014. I thought that this was a really cool video idea, that y’all would enjoy, and the video is actually really helpful so I suggest you all watch it. I think that Brianna mentions a lot of really good beauty/personal items that you should have with you at school or work. This video will definitely help you avoid a lot of common embarrassing situations so I would suggest you watch this video closely. Lastly, I really love how you can see just how much Brianna has grown as a YouTube over the past 2 years. I’m really excited to see where she goes from here, because she is definitely a star on the rise that we all need to look out for.

 

Keep up with Brianna!:

YouTube: BriannaxBeautyx

Twitter: brianna (@BriannaxBeautyx) | Twitter

Instagram: brianna (@BriannaxBeautyx) | Twitter

Tumblr: briannaaanicole

 

 

  • All photos and information used in this blog belong to YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Brianna, Briannaxbeautyx, all of the products/companies that Brianna mentioned in any of the videos I used in this blog post, and all other original owners. I do not own anything in this blog. If any people, corporations, businesses, companies, etc, were not previously given credit for their work, they are given credit now and their previous absence was unintentional. All opinions expressed in this blog are my own. I wrote this blog for entertainment purposes and no copyright infringement is intended.

 

 

Monday Memos: Artist Spotlight, Parmalee…a rising country band that will soon be blowing up your radio

Hello people of the internet!!! On today’s ‘Monday Memos we are going to discuss the band Parmalee, a new country group who is steadily on the rise to become legendary. This band exploded onto the music scene in 2012 with the release of their debut single ‘Musta Had A Good Time’, and followed it up with their 2013 sophomore smash single ‘Carolina’. Parmalee has already proven that they are not only talented musicians, but have the artistry to write music that is relevant to their fans lives, and in doing so have earned country music fans’ love and respect. So please read on, while we discuss why Parmalee is a band on the rise, and definitely a musical force that you NEED to keep your eyes on.

Parmalee is a country band from Parmale, North Carolina. The members of the band include: Matt Thomas (lead vocals, guitar), Scott Thomas (drums), Barry Knox (bass) and Josh McSwain (guitar). Brothers Matt and Scott gained experience as performers by playing in their father’s group ‘Jerry Thomas and the Thomas Brothers Band’. Eventually,  their father retired, but they decided to continue performing. The brothers enlisted their cousin and childhood best friend, and thus Parmalee was born. The band released their debut EP ‘Daylight’ in 2002, and in doing so was able to draw attention from producer David Bendeth (an award winning producer who has worked with numerous award winning bands) of RCA Records. David invited them to record 3 songs at ‘Water Music Studios’ in Hoboken, New Jersey. This led to a publishing deal with Los Angeles-based ‘Windswept Publishing’. David then invited the band to record the remainder of the 12 songs that eventually became Parmalee’s debut LP ‘Inside’. Following the release, of ‘Inside’, Parmalee spent the next 2 years touring and promoting the album. During this time, Parmalee also released a live acoustic album called ‘Unplugged’, and a documentary-style DVD entitled ‘Inside Live’. In 2006, they went to Los Angeles, CA, and began to record with producer Stevo Bruno.. Parmalee continued to tour and record in Los Angeles, and were even given the opportunity to collaborate with on several tracks with Nikki Sixx ( the bassist of ‘Mötley Crüe’). Finally, Parmalee travelled to Nashville, TN to write, produce, and mix the remainder of the record with producer Kevin Beamish. After years of hard work and travel, Parmalee dropped their EP ‘Complicated’ in 2008. While in Nashville, the band met David Fanning from ‘New Voice Entertainment at Sound Stage Studios’, and collaborated to create the band’s debut hit track ‘Musta Had a Good Time’. This song led to Parmalee’s production and record deals with Stoney Creek Records. Parmalee has stated that the inspiration for ‘Musta Had a Good Time’ came from personal experience. One of the band’s lead vocalists Matt describes the track as “that one epic party that all of us have either been to, or hope to go to, at some point in our lives”. Upon the release of ‘Musta Had a Good Time’, Parmalee received a lot if media attention, such as; being featured as a Billboard ‘Bubbling Under’ artist in June of 2012, and as Clear Channel’s ‘NEW! Artist to Watch (Country)’. The track was also picked as one of CountryMusicIsLove.com’s ‘Top 15 Songs of Summer’. Parmalee had even more success with tier second single ‘Carolina’ (which was released to country radio in February of 2013. Carolina peaked at #2 on the ‘US Billboard Country Charts’, and #1 on the ‘US Billboard Airplay Charts’ (‘Musta Had A Good Time’ peaked at #42 on the ‘US Billboard Country Charts’, and #38 on the ‘US Billboard Airplay Charts’). The track was eventually certified as ‘Gold’. The wide success of ‘Carolina’ perfectly set the stage for a Parmalee to release their latest LP ‘Feels Like Carolina’ (which was released in December 2013, and peaked at #10 on the ‘Billboard US Country Charts’). Parmalee released their third single ‘Close Your Eyes’, to country radio in February of 2014. Although ‘Close Your Eyes’ did not have quite the success that ‘Carolina’ had, it still peaked at #29 on the ‘US Billboard Country Charts’, and #27 on the ‘US Billboard Airplay Charts’.

Parmalee’s lead single ‘Musta Had A Good Time’ (Parmalee – Musta Had a Good Time (Music Video))  is a fun energetic song that is perfect for large party, or to just to jam out to while driving around. The theme of the song is perfectly in tune with the classic party mentality that has always been prevalent in country music. With fun lyrics, a high energy beat, and the power to fill a dance floor, I can definitely see why this song brought such great fortune for Parmalee. The band’s next single ‘Carolina’ (PARMALEE – Carolina) definitely went in a different direction than ‘Musta Had A Good Time’, however the powerful track was still able to grab the attention and hearts of country music fans. This emotional love song tells the story of the pain that a person feels when they are away from their loved ones for a significant amount of time. This is the perfect song for couples, or families that have to spend a large amount of time away from one another. The lyrics in this song are very raw and emotional, but are also relatable in such a way that it is easy to feel a personal connection to the song. I could definitely see ‘Carolina’ becoming one of music’s greatest love songs. Parmalee’s newest single’ Close Your Eyes’ (Parmalee – Close Your Eyes – YouTube) represents a nice marriage between the vibes that made up ‘Musta Had A Good Time’, and ‘Carolina’. I really love that this track is fun and energetic, but also has that romantic vibe that fans love. ‘Close Your Eyes’ is basically about meeting someone and wanting to get closer to them, which is a feeling that everyone can relate to. I really love that Parmalee has been able to how their vast knowledge as artists, by releasing singles that their fans will love, but that also make chronological sense. You can definitely see that the member of Parmalee not only has a great mind for

So are you completely addicted to them…yeah I knew you would be. After listening to their music, it is easy to see why everyone has fallen in love with Parmalee. The band’s music is catchy,  heartfelt, and has lyrics that paint a picture of every story the track discusses. Also, Parmalee is at its’ core a country band, but also dabbles within the pop and rock genres, which allows the band’s music to rise a wider audience. With all of these pieces perfectly combining to make up this dream band, it’s clear that Parmalee has a long career ahead of them. So make sure you stay up to date with everything Parmalee is up to, so you don’t miss out on Country Music’s next big thing.

 

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