Oregon’s favorite band of brothers, The Brethren pour out the single that resulted from their first jam session, Only Shot, a track that burns as it goes down teeming at the edge of rock and country. To pre-save the release penned and produced by The Brethren and Brian White, visit this link.
“Only Shot is a country-rock anthem. A riff driven song about trying to cure a heartbreak. It was literally the first idea The Brethren ever formally jammed on and it continues to be a favorite of the band and fans alike.” says The Brethren’s Corey Parnell.
The Brethren’s Lonnie Chapin continues, “We all have been heavily influenced by rock n’ roll. Big drums, loud guitars, and vocals that move you to emotion. Only Shot is our nod to our rock roots with a country twist.”
Only Shot, marks the first release since they dropped their critically acclaimed debut EP in April titled Staring at Stars. That project landed a spotlight on CMT and The Country Network in addition to profiles in Music Row Magazine, AntiMusic, The Digital Journal, The Country Note, Country in the UK, The Bend Bulletin, News Break, Broadway World, Center Stage Magazine, etc. The title track was also featured on the official Academy of Country Music‘s New Music Friday Playlist alongside Jason Aldean, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and Chris Young.
These two sets of brothers, Casey & Corey Parnell and Chad & Lonnie Chapin, are a group of self-confessed “preacher’s kids” who have garnered success across a variety of genres before landing firmly in the country lane with their 2022 releases. The four have a friendship spanning more than two decades but only sat down for the first time during the pandemic to co-write, which is what led to the foundation of The Brethren.
Lonnie is the band’s Grammy and Dove award-winning bassist and Gospel Music Hall Of Fame alum as a member of Petra. He also co-wrote the #1 hit song If I Had To Die For Someone for Christian rock band Petra before becoming a founding member of the Grammy-nominated band Tait with his brother Chad. Chad is a Grammy-nominated drummer, Dove award winner, twelve-time BMI Music award winner, and recipient of the legendary BMI “Song Of The Year” award for his song To Ever Live Without Me. Lead vocalist and country songwriter Corey Parnell has shared stages with noteworthy artists Kris Kristofferson, Trace Adkins, and Lindsay Ell, and has co-written songs for Steve Fee and Shannon Bex of Danity Kane. His brother and lead guitarist Casey has recorded, written, and produced for Shannon Bex of MTV’s super group Danity Kane and Thunderstorm Artis of NBC’s “The Voice.”
Buzz on The Brethren has been pulsing throughout the music community.
“Breakthrough group on the country scene” –Markos Papdatos, Digital Journal
“From the first time I heard The Brethren, I was captivated. The harmonies and energy between Chad, Lonnie, Corey and Casey gave me chills. I knew immediately that the musical gift they possess is something the entire world needs to hear. Their writing skills and ability to deliver these stories with raw emotion are remarkable. From the very first note, I was blown away. These guys are special.” –Missy Lemon, Center Stage Magazine
About The Brethren
The Brethren is a four-piece country-rock band made up of two sets of brothers hailing from Bend, Oregon. Corey and Casey Parnell and Chad and Lonnie Chapin are all sons of preachers that have taken their ingrained devotion and conviction to Nashville to write, record and release their own lane of Pacific Northwest, pavement pounding country rock.
Their storytelling and brotherly harmonies are celebrated among some of Nashville’s hottest songwriters, including 17x number one writer Brian White who said, “The first time I stepped in the room to write with The Brethren I knew something special was happening. The energy and vibe were simply contagious. Unbelievable musicians, great singers, and songs set the bar high. I’m a huge fan.”
The Parnells approached the Chapins to write songs in the early days of the pandemic, and their whiskey-fueled all-nighters have resulted in a catalog of songs that punch through as they blaze their own trail in the Country genre.
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