Darling Parade Artist of the Year

Darling Parade Lands Nomination in
“Make a Band Famous” Category at O Music Awards

Band named Channel One’s 2012-2013 “Artist of the Year”

Nashville, Tenn. (May 22, 2013) – Darling Parade marches
onto a nomination at this year’s O Music Awards in the “Make a Band
Famous” category. The winner of the inaugural award will be named one of
MTV’s coveted Artists to Watch and have the opportunity to perform at the O Music Awards, plus get a shot to perform during VMA weekend in August. To cast your vote for Darling Parade and to see the full list of nominees, head over to: OMusicAwards.com.

There are currently 10 bands up for the honor, and on May 31 only
five will remain. The awards, which honor innovators in music, culture
and technology, air June 19 at 7 p.m. ET as part of “Live Music Day,”
a 24-hour, live-streamed party featuring performances from around the
country. More than 50 bands will perform and Roots drummer ?uestlove will host an all-day drum-a-thon to serve as the party’s heartbeat.

“Being nominated for the OMA’s ‘Make a Band Famous’ award is a huge
opportunity, and could really be a game changer for our band,” said Nate
McCoy. “We can’t wait to see who comes out the winner!”

With millions of votes cast, Channel One News, the leading
television news network for teens nationwide, has announced Darling
Parade as the winner of their their 2012-2013 “Artist of the Year”
 Channel One is a digital content provider focused
on encouraging young people to be informed, digital-savvy global
citizens.  The Peabody and Telly award-winning news program is broadcast
to more than 5 million young people in upper elementary schools, middle
schools and high schools across the country.  Darling Parade beat out
32 other acts that have been featured as “Hear It Now” artists of the
week for the honor.

“We’re thrilled to showcase emerging musicians on the show each week as a part of our Hear it Now program. Artist of the Year
is an especially fun way to find out which band is the fan favorite of
the season. We’re happy to support Darling Parade during this exciting
time in their careers,” said Karen Knapstein, Managing Editor,

“Winning ‘Artist of the Year’ is an amazing thing to us since we all
grew up watching Channel One every day,” said Kristin Kearns. “Our fans
were incredibly supportive, and we’re honored to be this year’s

Darling Parade’s music and other information is available now at video.channelone.com.

About Darling Parade:
Darling Parade’s music has been featured extensively on ABC Family’s “The Lying Game,” The CW’s “Flygirls,” Syfy’s “Stargate Universe,” and Showtime’s “Shameless.” They’ve shared the stage with Cassadee Pope, Chevelle, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Stephen Jerzak, Plumb, The Ataris and more. Their music has been reviewed and featured by AOL, MSN, Billboard, Pollstar, Last.FM, Metrolyrics.com, RDIO, Spotify and more. Darling Parade was chosen to star in Supercuts’ national “Rock the Cut” campaign that will begin airing in summer 2013.

For more information, visit www.darlingparade.com.

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