Old Dominion on Hit Single 'Song for Another Time' — and Why It 'Needed to Be on the Album'
Old Dominion’s latest single “Song for Another Time” is No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country songs chart, but the tune — which name-checks no less than 20 other famous songs —almost didn’t make it on the band’s hit album Meat & Candy.
“We were done recording and then we went out on the road and wrote the song,” lead singer Matt Ramsey explains backstage at the Grand Ole Opry. “It just felt like it needed to be on the album.”
Judging by the nearly four million views of the official music video on YouTube, it’s safe to say this late addition was a solid decision.
While they’ve opened for Kenny Chesney (including his famed shows at Gillette Stadium in front of 50,000+ fans), there’s still one stage that makes Ramsey a little nervous. “It’s nerve-racking to perform on the Grand Ole Opry stage. For some reason I don’t get nervous ever, but I get nervous here.”
Ramsey, along with bandmates, Brad Tursi, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung and Whit Sellers ,made their Opry debut in March 2014. They’ve also been making a name for themselves around Nashville, penning songs for the likes of Kenny Chesney with “Save It for a Rainy Day,” Sam Hunt with “Make You Miss Me” and Dierks Bentley‘s “Say You Do.”
Old Dominion will join Miranda Lambert on her Highway Vagabond tour in 2017.