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Old Dominion hopes to "Make It Sweet"

Monday, October 8, 2018 – Old Dominion shared a brand new single and announced its 2019 headlining arena tour, both entitled "Make It Sweet."

This marks the group's first new original release since the arrival of the chart-topping "Happy Endings" in summer 2017

Lead singer Matthew Ramsey said, "We walked into the studio one day without discussing what we wanted the next step for our band to be. The plan was to write a song and record it on that same day. What happened was something we could never have planned. The words fell out, and the next thing we knew, we had recorded 'Make It Sweet.' It's raw, natural and 100 percent us. We are so proud and grateful to have the opportunity to share such a meaningful moment for our band with the world."

Old Dominion will debut "Make It Sweet" on The Ellen DeGeneres Show October 16.

Old Dominion unveiled dates for the first leg of their 2019 Make It Sweet Tour. Jordan Davis, Morgan Evans and Mitchell Tenpenny will open show. The initial leg kicks off Jan. 18 in Chicago and wraps April 27 at San Jose Events Center in San Jose, Cal. More dates will be added.

Tour dates are:
Jan. 18 - Chicago, Illinois - Allstate Arena ^+
Jan. 19 - Bloomington, IL - Grossinger Motors Arena ^+
Jan. 24 - Bemidji, MN - Sanford Center^+
Jan. 25 - Brookings, SD - Swiftel Center^+
Jan. 30 - Scottsdale, AZ - Coors Light Birds Nest
Feb. 2 - Durant, OK - Choctaw Grand Theater^+
Feb. 7 - Lowell, MA - Tsongas Center^+
Feb. 8 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena^+
Feb. 9 - Washington, DC - The Anthem^+
Feb. 14 - Windsor, ON - Caesars Windsor^
Feb. 15 - Cedar Rapids, IA - U.S. Cellular Center^+
Feb. 16 - Ft. Wayne, IN -Memorial Coliseum^+
Feb. 27 - Athens, GA - Akins Ford Arena*
Feb. 28 - Asheville, NC - U.S. Cellular Center^*
March 1 - North Charleston, SC - North Charleston Coliseum^*
March 7 - Pensacola, FL - Pensacola Bay Center^*
March 8 - Tallahassee, FL - Donald L Tucker Center^*
March 28 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center^*
March 29 - St. Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena^*
March 30 - Omaha, NE - CHI Health Center Omaha^*
April 25 - Boise, ID - CenturyLink Arena^*
April 26 - Reno, NV - Reno Events Center*
April 27 - San Jose, CA - San Jose Events Center*
Jordan Davis ^
Morgan Evans +
Mitchell Tenpenny *

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Happy Endings CD review - Happy Endings
Right off the bat, the title of Old Dominion's album "Happy Endings" is far better than "Meat and Candy," its prior effort. ("Meat" in an album title? Really?) But also on an artistic level, OD's follow-up shows signs of growth. With that said, though, there's nothing on this new release as immediately catchy as "Snapback." Nevertheless, the vocal-only harmonies introducing "Not Everything's About You," are a beautiful thing. »»»
Meat and Candy CD review - Meat and Candy
Old Dominion may be releasing its full-length debut, but this quintet is not filled with newbies. Lead singer Matthew Ramsey co-wrote "Chainsaw" for The Band Perry and with band mate Trevor Rosen penned Craig Morgan's "Wake Up Lovin' You" and Dierks Bentley's "Say You Do." Rosen also co-wrote Chris Young's "Neon," Blake Shelton's "Sangria" and The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two," while Brad Tursi wrote Tyler »»»
Old Dominion EP CD review - Old Dominion EP
In 1970, Conway Twitty opened a song with the immortal lines, "Hello Darlin'/Nice to see you." In 2014, Old Dominion opened a song with the not-yet-immortal lines, "Hey girl/Wassup?" Such is the evolution of country. Based out of Nashville, Old Dominion has released its debut EP right when the lines between country and every other musical genre are at their blurriest. The band takes advantage, mixing in a dose of rap, pop and Southern rock over the course of the six songs. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Turnpike Troubadours are winners – The Turnpike Troubadours had a lot of competition when playing Beantown - the Red Sox playoff game first and foremost. No matter though because the country band put on their own winning show. That was no surprise given the individual abilities of the band, not to mention a plethora of worthy songs to choose from. It all starts with lead singer Evan Felker.... »»»
Concert Review: The Killer lives on with Low Cut Connie – Jerry Lee Lewis isn't exactly out and about hitting the clubs these days. But if he was searching for someone who was carrying on his torch, he would do well to check out Adam Weiner, the force behind Low Cut Connie. The Philly band was highly entertaining with Weiner a true force of nature. Think Lewis merged with Springsteen (although The Boss is The Boss).... »»»
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