National Parks: Mormon Musicians
The National Parks is a folk/pop band comprised of five members: Brady Parks (founder, guitar and lead vocals), Sydney Carling Macfarlane (keyboards and vocals), John Hancock (electric guitar), Cam Brannelly (drums), and Megan Taylor Parks (violin). With Brady Parks, Sydney Carling, and Paige Wagner as the original members, the group formed in Provo, Utah, in early 2013 and produced their debut album (Young) through Kickstarter. It soon climbed to #13 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart. Their second album, Until I Live, was released independently in September 2015 and reached #52 on the iTunes Pop Chart and #5 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers Chart for the Mountain Region. In March 2016 City Weekly magazine named them Utah’s Band of the Year.
In January 2014 they released “As We Ran,” a standalone single which was written for the documentary film Love in the Tetons. The first month of their proceeds were donated to the National Parks Conservation Association. They toured through 2016.
The National Parks’s third studio album (Places) and its lead single is set to be released in 2017 via Rock Love Magic Records.