Parmalee Confirms Jelly Roll Collaboration, ‘Boots On Broadway’

The guys of Parmalee and Jelly Roll have been friends for nearly a decade.

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Lauren Jo Black

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April 19, 2023

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Scott Thomas and Matt Thomas of Parmalee, Jelly Roll; Photos by Getty Images for CMT

Parmalee is teaming up with Jelly Roll on a new song called “Boots On Broadway.” 

The group shared details about the new collab ahead of their performance at Country Thunder Arizona over the weekend. 

Parmalee; Photo by Joseph Llanes
Parmalee; Photo by Joseph Llanes

New Collab On The Way

“We got a brand-new song we’re playing. We did a song with our buddy Jelly Roll,” they told Audacy’s KMLE Country 107.9 (Phoenix). “We’re going to be debuting at Country Thunder today. So we’re doing that. We got some more songs we’re doing. It’s going to be fun! We got a lot of stuff coming out.”

Parmalee, is composed of Matt Thomas, Scott Thomas, Barry Knox, and Josh McSwain. They explained that they have known Jelly Roll for about a decade.   

“We’ve been friends like 10 years. He’s one of our first people we met when we moved to Nashville,” the band said. “He comes out of our house and our lawyer introduced us, and he rolls out there with a couple of his buddies. They [were] just fresh out too…[We were like] I don’t know if we going to write a song going to get robbed!” 

Previously Opened For The Genre-Bending Star

This isn’t the first time Parmalee and Jelly Roll have worked together. The “Take My Name” singers previously had the opportunity to open for the genre-bending artist during his historic, sold-out Bridgestone Arena concert in December of 2022. 

“We moved out here 10 or 11 years ago… Jelly was one of the first people we met. I will never forget he came to our house and we hit it off man,” the group recalled ahead of the Nashville concert. ”He’s just one of the sweetest guys out there. We kind of are musically outcasts in this town. It’s pretty awesome to see him doing this and inviting us out for this thing.”

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Parmalee is currently climbing the country radio charts with “Girl In Mine.” 

“Right before ‘Take My Name’ went number one, we wrote this song and we just had some great songs in the album, but we were like, you know what? This has gotta be next. It feels great, and the video was so much fun,” they recently told Country Now. “It just continues that direction that we’ve been going with ‘Just The Way’ and ‘Take My Name.’ I felt like it was a kind of the trilogy of those two.” 

On Tour Now

The group is currently in the midst of their 11-date headlining Take My Name Tour, which kicked off on February 2 in Champagne, Illinois. The trek will wrap up on April 22 in West Chester, Ohio at Lori’s Roadhouse. 

Additionally, Parmalee is scheduled to perform at several festivals this summer, including Stagecoach, Cullman Strawberry Festival, Barefoot Country Music Fest, Country Thunder Saskatchwan, Country Thunder Wisconsin, Big Valley Jamboree and more. See a full list of their upcoming tour dates and festival appearances HERE.

Meanwhile, Jelly Roll recently announced his debut country album, WHITSITT CHAPEL. Arriving on June 2, the project will feature 13 tracks and is named after the Tennessee church he grew up attending. 

Jelly Roll will soon embark on his 44-date Backroad Baptism Tour with special guests Ashley McBryde, Caitlynne Curtis, Chase Rice, Elle King, Merkules, Struggle Jennings, Three 6 Mafia, and Yelawolf appearing on select dates.  

“The Backroad Baptism Tour is a big one for me, y’all! I’m bringing my friends out on the road this summer, and I can’t wait to see every one of you mutherf***ers at a show,” Jelly Roll shared.

Hosted by Josh Adam Meyers, the Backroad Baptism Tour kicks off on Friday, July 28 at Bank Plus Amphitheater in Southhaven, Mississippi. The trek runs through Saturday, October 14, where the trek will wrap up in Tampa, Florida at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre.

In the midst of his headlining tour, Jelly Roll will also serve as support on several dates of Eric Church’s The Outsiders Revival Tour. The 38-year-old singer/songwriter is also scheduled to perform at several upcoming festivals this year, including Tailgate N’ Tallboys Bloomington, Tailgate N’ Tallboys Clinton, TidalWave Music Festival, and more. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.