Old Dominion announces third album
Monday, July 8, 2019
– Old Dominion announced its self-titled, third studio album will be out Oct. 25.
For the first time, the band will be co-producing the album alongside longtime collaborator Shane McAnally.
Old Dominion recently named "One Man Band" as the next radio single.
The band's most recent single "Make It Sweet" reached the top on the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts, making it Old Dominion's seventh number one song. The song was released in November 2018 as the first single of the upcoming release.
The group's last CD, "Happy Endings," came out in 2017 and yielded hits with "Hotel Key," Written in the Sand" and "No Such Things as a Broken Heart."
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Old Dominion has gained a following on the heels of two albums of lively material. Their self-titled third release stays the course and delivers a dozen radio-friendly songs. The hyper positive lead single "Make it Sweet" sets the stage with an ode to the brighter side of everything. Most tracks are upbeat but, ironically, there is not an official party anthem or even a drinking song. The closest they get is "American Style," which is laden with standard innocent imagery ...
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. ...
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 ...