March 13, 2018
Writer: David Payne
The National Parks began making music in 2013 and since then the band from Salt Lake City, Utah has toured the nation. The band is made up of Brady and Megan Parks, Sydney McFarlane, Jon Hancock, and Cam Brannely.
The band's music has climbed the iTunes and Billboard charts reaching as high as number 13. Songs have won awards and the band was named Utah's Band of the Year in 2016 by Salt Lake City Weekly.
All five members of the band are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and vowed early on to keep the Church's standards.
"I remember the first show we played. We were driving home and we had a conversation that if we wanted to do this band, we would make it a priority," said McFarlane. "I don't know, it's just nice that we all know that that's important to us and so it's not really a question and it also kind of helps that we all know that and we kind of hold each other accountable."