Old Dominion (band)

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Old Dominion
OriginNashville, Tennessee
Genres
Years active2007–present[1]
Labels
Associated actsShane McAnally
Websiteolddominionband.com
Members

Old Dominion is an American five-member country music band formed in Nashville, Tennessee. The band consists of Matthew Ramsey (lead vocals), Trevor Rosen (guitar, keyboards), Whit Sellers (drums), Geoff Sprung (bass guitar), and Brad Tursi (guitar). Their music is contemporary country with rock instrumentation, and has pop and hip hop overtones.[2]

The band has released two full-length albums and two EPs. They released their self-titled EP in 2014, followed in the next year by their debut studio album, Meat and Candy on RCA Records Nashville, which includes the singles "Break Up with Him", "Snapback", and "Song for Another Time". Their second album Happy Endings was released in 2017, which includes the singles "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart" and "Written in the Sand". In addition to their own material, Ramsey, Rosen, and Tursi have written several hit singles for other contemporary country music artists.

Origin[edit]

The band members of Old Dominion are lead singer Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen on guitar and keyboard, Whit Sellers on drums, Geoff Sprung on bass, and Brad Tursi on guitar. The band was named Old Dominion in 2007.[3] "Old Dominion" was chosen because it is a nickname for the state of Virginia, and four members of the group have links to Virginia.[4]

Ramsey and Sellers are both originally from the Roanoke Region of Virginia, and played on drumlines for their respective, rival high schools, James River High School and Lord Botetourt High School.[5] After high school, Ramsey went to Virginia Commonwealth University and moved to Nashville after graduation to become a songwriter. He was introduced to Rosen in 2003 and formed a songwriting partnership for some years while working as a solo artist.[6] Sellers went to James Madison University in Virginia where he met Sprung and Tursi.[7] Sellers and Sprung also ended up in Nashville where they joined force with Ramsey and formed Old Dominion. Tursi who was once a member of the rock band Army of Me joined the band in 2012.[7]

Music career[edit]

The band was initially formed to showcase the songs that its individual band members had written.[8] Members of the band have writing credits on many songs recorded by other artists: Brad Tursi has written Luke Bryan's "Light It Up", Cole Swindell's "Remember Boys" and "Up" as well as Randy Houser's "Whiskeysippi", Tyler Farr's "A Guy Walks Into a Bar" in addition to songs for Kenny Chesney, the Randy Rogers Band, Michael Ray, Josh Turner, Ryan Hurd, Brandon Lay and for the ABC musical drama, Nashville.[4][9] Matthew Ramsey co-wrote "Chainsaw" for The Band Perry, Trevor Rosen co-wrote Kelsea Ballerini's "I Hate Love Songs", Blake Shelton's "I Really Shouldn't Drink Around You", William Michael Morgan's "I Met A Girl", Chris Young's "Neon" and The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two", Two songs written for the band by Ramsey and Rosen, "Wake Up Lovin' You" and "Say You Do", were covered by Craig Morgan's and Dierks Bentley respectively and became hits.[8] Their song "Dirt on a Road" was their first song as a band that received significant airplay,[6][4] and their single "Shut Me Up" further gained them some attention.[10] The band had opened for Alabama, Jake Owen and Chase Rice.[11]

2014–2016: Old Dominion EP, Meat and Candy [edit]

On October 7, 2014, they released their self-titled EP, produced by Shane McAnally.[12][13] The EP debuted on the Top Country Albums chart at No. 33 with 1,000 copies sold.[14] The lead single from the EP was "Shut Me Up",[15] the music video features American country music singer and songwriter Whitney Duncan.[11] A song from the EP "Break Up with Him" first received exposure on the satellite Sirius XM Radio's "The Highway" channel in late 2014 which boosted it popularity, and the song was then released as the second single to radio on January 20, 2015.[16] The song would become their first hit song.

They signed a record deal with RCA Nashville in late February 2015.[17] The band also opened for Kenny Chesney in his Big Revival Tour.[9] In September, they announced that their debut studio album, titled Meat and Candy, would be released on November 6, 2015.[18] Shortly before the album's release, "Break Up with Him" reached No. 1 on Country Airplay.[19] The album's second single, "Snapback" released to country radio on January 11, 2016.[20] It reached at number 2 on the Country Airplay in June 2016.[19] The album's third single, "Song for Another Time" released to country radio on June 20, 2016.[21]

2017–present: Happy Endings[edit]

On March 10, 2017, Old Dominion released "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart", the lead single to their second RCA album, which went to number one on the Country Airplay Charts.[22] The album's name, Happy Endings, was announced in June, and the album was released on August 25, 2017.[23][24] "Written in the Sand" was the album's second single, and "Hotel Key" its third.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Sales
US Country
[25]
US
[26]
AUS
[27]
CAN
[28]
Meat and Candy 3 16 30
Happy Endings
  • Release date: August 25, 2017
  • Label: RCA Nashville
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 7 84 12

Extended plays[edit]

Title Extended play details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
[25]
US
[26]
US Heat
[32]
It Was Always Yours
  • Release date: 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Old Dominion
  • Release date: October 7, 2014
  • Label: ReeSmack Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
33 148 9
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
Sales Album
US Country
[34]
US Country Airplay
[19]
US
[35]
CAN Country
[36]
CAN
[37]
2014 "Shut Me Up" 58 Old Dominion
2015 "Break Up with Him" 3 1 44 3 53 Meat and Candy
2016 "Snapback" 4 2 50 1 68
"Song for Another Time" 4 1 59 3 91
2017 "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart" 4 1 46 2 79 Happy Endings
"Written in the Sand" 3 1 51 1 83
2018 "Hotel Key" 5 1 48 2 76
"Make It Sweet" 27 21 TBA
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Title Peak
positions
Album
US Country
Airplay

[19]
2016 "Beer Can in a Truck Bed" 50 Meat and Candy

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2014 "Shut Me Up"[55] Marcel Chagnon
2015 "Break Up with Him"[56] Steve Condon
"Break Up with Him" (live)[57] David Poag
2016 "Snapback"[58] Steve Condon
"Song for Another Time"[59]
2017 "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart"[60]
"Be with Me"[61]
"Written in the Sand (Instant Grat Video)"[62] Steve Condon
"Written in the Sand (Tour Video)" Mason Allen[63]
2018 "Hotel Key" Jim Wright

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Recipient/Work Category Result Ref.
2016 Academy of Country Music Awards Old Dominion New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year Won [64]
Vocal Group of the Year Nominated
American Country Countdown Awards Breakthrough Group / Duo of the Year Won [65]
Group / Duo of the Year Nominated
CMT Music Awards "Break Up with Him"
(Old Dominion)
Group/Duo Video of the Year Nominated [66]
Breakthrough Video of the Year Nominated
American Music Awards Old Dominion Favorite Duo or Group – Country Nominated [67]
2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards "Snapback" Country Song of the Year Nominated [68]
Academy of Country Music Awards Old Dominion Vocal Group of the Year Nominated [69]
CMT Music Awards "Song For Another Time" Group Video of the Year Nominated [70]
Country Music Association Awards Old Dominion New Artist of the Year Nominated [71]
Vocal Group of the Year Nominated
American Music Awards Favorite Duo or Group – Country Nominated [72]
2018 Academy of Country Music Awards Old Dominion Vocal Group of the Year Won [73]

Tours[edit]

Headlining

Supporting

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