Old Dominion announces "Meat and Candy"
Friday, September 11, 2015
– Old Dominion, who have a hit with "Break Up With Him," will release their debut, "Meat and Candy," on Nov. 6, it was announced today.
"Meat and Candy" was produced by songwriter and producer Shane McAnally.
"Break Up With Him" was the first song that the band of hit-songwriters wrote together collectively as a group.
"This is a huge moment for us," the band said in a statement. "We are releasing our debut, major label full length album."
"When we were kids sitting in our rooms with our guitars and Rolling Stone magazines, this is the moment we were imagining for ourselves. As musicians and songwriters, we are very proud of every song on the album. We are looking to turn some heads and make some big noise here. We're stepping out there on stage with the big boys and girls and our hope is that this album will prove we deserve to be there."
The band is lead singer Matthew Ramsey, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, drummer Whit Sellers, bassist Geoff Sprung and lead guitarist Brad Tursi. They have written hits for artists including Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Tyler Farr and Sam Hunt; four reaching number one at country radio.
Ramsey co-wrote "Chainsaw" for The Band Perry, and he collaborated with Rosen on Craig Morgan's "Wake Up Lovin' You" and Bentley's "Say You Do". Rosen also co-wrote Chris Young's "Neon" and The Band Perry's "Better Dig Two", while Tursi has written songs such as Tyler Farr's "A Guy Walks Into a Bar" as well as songs for Kenny Chesney, the Randy Rogers Band and the ABC musical drama, Nashville.
Old Dominion played 18 stadium dates opening up for Chesney this summer on the Big Revival Tour.
Songs on the CD are:
1. Snapback - Written by Matthew Ramsey/Trevor Rosen/Brad Tursi
2. Half Empty - Written by Matthew Ramsey/Trevor Rosen/Matt Jenkins
3. Wrong Turns - Written by Matthew Ramsey/Trevor Rosen/Matt Jenkins
4. Said Nobody - Written by Matthew Ramsey/Trevor Rosen/Brad Tursi
5. Crazy Beautiful Sexy - Written by Matthew Ramsey/Josh Osborne/Ross Copperman
6. Nowhere Fast - Written by Matthew Ramsey/Trevor Rosen/Matt Jenkins
7. Beer Can in a Truck Bed - Written by Matthew Ramsey/Trevor Rosen/Matt Jenkins
8. Break Up with Him - Written by Matthew Ramsey/Trevor Rosen/Brad Tursi/Geoff Sprung/Whit Sellers
9. Song for Another Time - Written by Matthew Ramsey/Trevor Rosen/Brad Tursi/Matt Jenkins
10. Til It's Over - Written by Matthew Ramsey/Shane McAnally/Jimmy Robbins
11. We Got It Right - Written by Matthew Ramsey/Shane McAnally/Ross Copperman
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