Parmalee + Beer Pong = a Smash

Parmalee + Beer Pong = a Smash

When the guys from Parmalee—Matt, Josh, Scott and Barry—came into the Nash offices on Friday (May 6), we thought it was going to be another ordinary day. Boy, were we wrong. Their new song is called “Roots,” so we thought it was only natural for us to go back to our roots. OK, they were our college roots, but we still got the guys to play a little game called Beer Pong. You know, the game that consists of tossing Ping-Pong balls into cups of beer.

We started out on a serious note as Matt told us about the new single. “The song ‘Roots’ is about your roots, the things that make you who you are, the things you did growing up, the people that surround you, all those things that kind of stick with you throughout life. In the song, it’s just like you can’t outrun those no matter where you go.”

Well, you can’t outrun a serious game of Beer Pong either. Watch as Nash Nights Live co-host Elaina Smith and NNL producer Ryan Kershner take on Matt, Josh, Scott and Barry of Parmalee.

photos by Jason Simanek

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”


Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell