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Old Dominion makes national debut

Thursday, December 10, 2015 – Old Dominion will make their national morning show television debut on NBC's Today Show with two performances on Monday, Dec. 21.

The band will sing their hit single "Break Up With Him" from their new album, "Meat and Candy," as well as their second single, "Snapback" in the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. hours, respectively.

After a year like the one we've had it's only fitting we close it out with another milestone," said lead singer Matthew Ramsey. "The last show we play this year will be our first major TV appearance, and it will be on The Today Show. 2015 was good to us, and with the reactions we are getting to "Snapback," 2016 is gonna be bring. We cannot wait to kick this up to the next level."

Old Dominion will perform more than 170 dates in 2015, with upcoming sold out performances in Boston, Hoboken, N.J. and two sold out shows at Joe's Pub in N.Y. Earlier this week, Country Radio Seminar announced that Old Dominion will play at the sold out 2016 CRS New Faces show in February.

They will kick of their 2016 Meat and Candy Tour on Jan. 14 in Nashville at Marathon Music Works. The club tour has already sold out several dates, including the Feb. 11 stop at Chicago's Joe's on Weed. The show sold out in just six minutes, going on sale only days after their Nov. 19 sold out performance at the same venue.

On April 21, Old Dominion will rejoin Kenny Chesney for his Spread The Love Tour, which kicks off at Jordan Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. They will become the first band to ever perform in the venue.

Tour dates are:
Dec. 10 Riverwind Casino Showplace Theatre | Norman, Okla.
Dec. 11 Whiskey Creek | Killeen, Texas
Dec. 12 Schroeder Hall | Victoria, Texas
Dec. 15 Joe's Pub | New York, N.Y.
Dec. 16 Maxwell's | Hoboken, N.J.
Dec. 17 The Royale | Boston, Mass.
Dec. 18 Upstate Concert Hall | Cliffton Park, N.Y.
Dec. 19 Kegs Canal Side | Jordan, N.Y.
Jan. 14 Marathon Music Works | Nashville, Tenn.
Jan. 20 The Roxy Theatre | Los Angeles, Calif.
Jan. 22 Phase 2 | Lynchburg,Va.
Jan. 23 Coyote Joe's | Charlotte, N.C.
Jan. 27 Cain's Ballroom | Tulsa, Okla.
Jan. 28 Ralston Arena | Omaha, Neb.
Jan. 29 Union Colony Civic Center | Greely, Colo.
Jan. 30 Grizzly Rose | Denver, Colo.
Jan. 31-Feb. 3 Royalton Riviera Cancun | Cancun, Mexico
Feb. 4 Texas Club | Baton Rouge, La.
Feb. 5 Mavericks | Jacksonville, Fla.
Feb. 6 Georgia Theatre | Athens, Ga.
Feb. 11 Joe's Bar | Chicago, Ill.
Feb. 12-13 Varsity Theater | Minneapolis, Minn.
Feb. 21 AT&T Center | San Antonio, Texas
March 2 U of I Main Lounge | Iowa City, Iowa
March 3 Waldorf College Fieldhouse | Forest City, Iowa
March 4 Seven Flags Event Center | Des Moines, Iowa
March 5 Winter Show Arena | Valley City, Nev.
March 9 Brick Street | Oxford, Ohio
March 10 Fillmore Detroit | Detroit, Mich.
March 18 Runaway Country Music Fest | Kissimmee, Fla.
April 7 Country Thunder | Florence, Ariz.
April 9 Spring Jam | Panama City Beach, Fla.
April 15 Tortuga Music Festival | Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
April 23 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Auburn, Ala.
May 1 Stage Coach Festival | Indio, Calif.
May 7 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Phoenix, Ariz.
May 28 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Louisville, Ky.
May 29 Tree Town Music Festival | Forest City, Iowa
June 4 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Arlington, Texas
June 5 Country Summer 2016 | Santa Rosa, Calif.
June 10 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Canandaigua, N.Y.
June 17 Country Fest | Cadott, Wis.
June 18 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Milwaukee, Wis.
June 25 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Philadelphia, Pa.
July 1 Jam in the Valley | Varysburg, N.Y.
July 2 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Pittsburgh, Pa.
July 6 Country Concert | Fort Loramie, Ohio
July 10 Cavendish Beach Events Centre | Cavendish, Canada
July 13 Rock The Park Music Festival | London, Canada
July 16 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Kansas City, Mo.
July 22 Gallatin County Fair | Bozeman, Mont.
July 23 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Seattle, Wash.
July 28 Cheyenne Frontier Days | Cheyenne, Wyo.
July 30 Mountain Home Country Music Fest. | Mountain Home, Idaho
July 31 Oregon Jamboree | Sweet Home, Ore.
Aug. 6 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Santa Clara, Calif.
Aug. 13 Kenny Chesney's Spread the Love Tour | Detroit, Mich.
Aug. 20 Kenny Chesney's Spread The Love Tour | East Rutherford, N.J.
Aug. 26-27 Kenny Chesney's Spread The Love Tour | Foxboro, Mass.
Sept. 3 Lake County Fair | Lakeview, Ore.

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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: Cantrell continues to satisfy – Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country. That would mean going towards a more traditional side, not rushing the songs... »»»
Concert Review: Not only is Turner traditional, he's popular – Every time Josh Turner reached for some of those wonderful subterranean low notes, which he often pulled out during his enjoyable night show, it was like a superhero applying a superpower. He didn't need this extra advantage to please his audience; he has so many quality songs stockpiled in his catalogue already doing the job.... »»»
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