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For Old Dominion, there's "No Such Thing As a Broken Heart"

Friday, March 10, 2017 – Old Dominion released a new single day, "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart," which will appear on its second full length.

Penned by Old Dominion band members Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen and Brad Tursi, as well as Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally produced. He also produced the band's full-length debut, "Meat and Candy."

"No matter who you are, where you live or your current status, people both old and young face more challenges than ever," said front man Matthew Ramsey. "It's in the face of those challenges and standing at the edge of fear that we have to remain positive. Focus on the light that comes from positivity instead of being swallowed up. Work hard at doing what you feel is right. Don't be scared. Live life like there's no such thing as a broken heart."

Lyrics are:
I wonder if Jack and Diane ever made it
After the drums and the guitars all faded
Was the best they could do good enough
Or did the heartland just swallow them up
How did my mom and my dad ever do it
If there were struggles then we never knew it
I guess they had each other and that was enough

CHORUS
You know you can't keep the ground from shaking
No matter how hard you try
You can't keep the sunsets from fading
Gotta treat your life like you're jumping off a rope swing
Cause the whole thing's really just a shot in the dark
Gotta love like there's no such thing as a broken heart
Yeah you gotta love like there's no such thing as a broken heart
What am I gonna tell my kids when they see
All of this bullshit that goes down on TV
When the whole world is down on it's luck
I gotta make sure they keep their chin up
Cry when it hurts
Laugh when its funny
Chase after the dream
Don't chase after the money
Know we got each other and that's what's up

CHORUS
Cause you can't keep the ground from shaking
No matter how hard you try
You can't keep the sunsets from fading
Gotta treat your life like you're jumping off a rope swing
Cause the whole thing's really just a shot in the dark
Gotta love like there's no such thing as a broken heart
Yeah you gotta love like there's no such thing as a broken heart
Gotta love like there's no such thing as a broken heart. The group had hits on its debut with "Break Up With Him," "Snapback" and "Song for Another Time."

The band has been touring with Miranda Lambert on her current tour.

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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: Carlile takes her chances on feeling "Blue" – During a rare moment sitting at the piano and appropriately dressed in blue, Brandi Carlile paraphrased a memorable Joni Mitchell quote. Basically, it went that, if you listen to Joni Mitchell music and only picture Mitchell - but not yourself - something is wrong. While Carlile, who performed Mitchell's "Blue" album in its entirety for... »»»
Concert Review: The Head and the Heart go beyond the nah nahs – "Nah nah," "la la" and "Wee oh" populated a number of songs from The Head and the Heart. Yes, the Seattle-based band does pen a good amount of sing-along songs that were clearly designed that way. And while that style can certainly engage and energize a crowd, there was more to that from the sextet.... »»»
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