Matthew Ramsey

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Matt Ramsey
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Background information
Birth nameMatthew Thomas Ramsey
Also known asMatt Ramsey
Born (1977-10-21) October 21, 1977 (age 42)
Buchanan, Virginia, U.S.
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Associated acts

Matthew Thomas Ramsey (born October 21, 1977) is an American country music musician and songwriter and the lead vocalist of the American country music band Old Dominion,[1] with several hit songs on country radio to his credit.[2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Ramsey grew up in Buchanan, Virginia, where he attended James River High School. He learned to play the drums at a young age before picking up the guitar at age 14.[5][6] He received a degree in Illustration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Personal life[edit]

Ramsey resides in Nashville with his wife and two daughters.

Career[edit]

Ramsey moved to Nashville in 2000 to pursue a career in songwriting, where he met Trevor Rosen and the two became members of the group Old Dominion.[7][8] Ramsey has had several hit songs including The Band Perry's "Chainsaw",[9] Craig Morgan's "Wake Up Lovin' You",[10] Dierks Bentley's "Say You Do",[11] Kenny Chesney's "Save It for a Rainy Day",[12][13] as well as songs by Sam Hunt and Luke Bryan. The band released its debut studio album, Meat and Candy, which included the number one singles "Break Up with Him" and "Song for Another Time", and top five single "Snapback", on November 6, 2015.[14]. The band has released two more albums, Happy Endings and their self-titled album, in 2017 and 2019, respectively.

Songs written by Ramsey[edit]

Year Artist Album Song Co-writer(s)
2013 The Band Perry Pioneer "Chainsaw" Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally
Luke Bryan Crash My Party "Goodbye Girl" Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally
Craig Morgan The Journey (Livin' Hits) "Wake Up Lovin' You" Trevor Rosen, Josh Osborne
2014 Dierks Bentley Riser "Say You Do" Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen
Old Dominion Old Dominion EP "Break Up with Him" Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Geoff Spring, Brad Tursi
"Nowhere Fast" Matt Jenkins, Trevor Rosen
"Beer Can in a Truck Bed" Matt Jenkins, Trevor Rosen
"Wrong Turns" Matt Jenkins, Trevor Rosen
Sam Hunt Montevallo "Ex to See" Sam Hunt, Josh Osborne
"Make You Miss Me" Sam Hunt, Josh Osborne
Kenny Chesney The Big Revival "Save It for a Rainy Day" Andrew Dorff, Brad Tursi
2015 Pat Green Home "Day One" Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally
Old Dominion Meat and Candy "Break Up with Him" Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Geoff Spring, Brad Tursi
"Nowhere Fast" Matt Jenkins, Trevor Rosen
"Beer Can in a Truck Bed" Matt Jenkins, Trevor Rosen
"Wrong Turns" Matt Jenkins, Trevor Rosen
"Snapback" Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi
"Half Empty" Matt Jenkins, Trevor Rosen
"Said Nobody" Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi
"Song for Another Time" Trevor Rosen, Matt Jenkins, Brad Tursi
"Crazy Beautiful Sexy" Josh Osborne, Ross Copperman
"'Til It's Over" Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman
"We Got It Right" Shane McAnally, Ross Copperman
2016 Mark Leach Homemade "If You're Down" Trevor Rosen, Matt Jenkins
2017 Old Dominion Happy Endings "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart" Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi, Jesse Frasure
"A Girl is a Gun" Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi, Matt Jenkins
"Be With Me" Brad Tursi, Ross Copperman
"Can't Get You" Josh Osborne, Andrew Dorff
"Everything to Lose" Josh Osborne, Matt Dragstrem
"Hotel Key" Trevor Rosen, Josh Osborne
"Not Everything's About You" Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi, Andrew Dorff
"Shoe Shopping" Shane McAnally, Luke Laird
"So You Go" Brad Tursi, Andrew Dorff
"Stars in the City" Trevor Rosen, Josh Osborne, Brad Tursi
"Still Writing Songs About You" Trevor Rosen, Shane McAnally, Brad Tursi
"Written in the Sand" Shane McAnally, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi
2018 Old Dominion Make it Sweet Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Geoff Spring, Brad Tursi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Old Dominion". CMT. 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "Country Aircheck Weekly May 4, 2015" (PDF). Country Aircheck. May 4, 2015. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  3. ^ "Country Aircheck Weekly October 5, 2015" (PDF). Country Aircheck. October 5, 2015. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "Billboard Chart History: Old Dominion". Billboard. October 27, 2015. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  5. ^ "Old Dominion country band has Roanoke valley roots". The Roanoke Times. June 3, 2014. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  6. ^ "About Old Dominion". Old Dominion. 2015. Archived from the original on October 23, 2015. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  7. ^ "Brandy Clark and Old Dominion Laugh About Hater and Hot Rollers". Rolling Stone. June 23, 2014. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  8. ^ "New Music to Know: Old Dominion is the Band Writing Today's Country Hits". radio.com. April 24, 2015. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  9. ^ "The Band Perry Receives Challenge Coins for 'Chainsaw'". Music Row Magazine. June 5, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2015.
  10. ^ "Story Behind the Song: Craig Morgan, 'Wake Up Lovin' You'". the Boot. February 18, 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  11. ^ "Dierks Bentley Celebrates No. 1 Success With Song's Writers". CMT. June 17, 2015. Retrieved October 7, 2015.
  12. ^ "Kenny Chesney, 'Save It For a Rainy Day'". Taste of Country. June 16, 2015. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  13. ^ "Kenny Chesney's 'Save It For a Rainy Day' Becomes 4th Straight No. 1 Song". the Boot. September 24, 2015. Retrieved October 27, 2015.
  14. ^ "Old Dominion Takes an Unusual Path to Country's Top 10". Billboard. October 8, 2015. Retrieved October 8, 2015.