OD TASTES COUNTRY MUSIC SUCCESS ON ITS OWN TERMS

Each member of OD has had the pleasure of watching a song he co-wrote or performed on climb the country charts — with another artist’s name on it.

The quintet — vocalist Matthew Ramsey, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, drummer Whit Sellers, bassist Geoff Sprung, and guitarist Brad Tursi — have, in various groupings together and with other writers, been responsible for such hits as Blake Shelton’s “Sangria,” Dierks Bentley’s “Say You Do,” and the Band Perry’s “Better Dig Two,” among other songs.

But this summer, the Nashville-based group’s members are enjoying the new sensation of watching their own recording do the same, as “Break Up With Him” broke into the Top 20. Their current view of that milestone is from the road, where OD is warming up for the blockbuster duo of Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean at Gillette Stadium Friday and Saturday.

“To have them in their career where they were when we started this tour and to see where they are now and how much forward they’ve moved as a band in one summer is really fun to see,” says Chesney.

“When we all started as kids, this is what we wanted to do,” says Ramsey. “So right now we’re just living this dream. If somebody tells us tomorrow that we can’t do it, then we’ve already done what no one gets to do. So we just have this attitude of, of course this is going to end tomorrow, so let’s just ride it as hard as we can as far as we can.”

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OD FEATURED IN THE HUFFINGTON POST

OD will be performing at this years Wild West Songwriters Festival–Performances like the ones at The Wild West Songwriters Festival are called ‘songwriters rounds’ and they aren’t that unusual if you’re from Nashville, although not too many have the jaw-dropping list of hit writers that show up in Deadwood. Besides, there’s a completely new dimension to this. The Wild West Songwriters Festival brings together great songwriters from different genres, like rock, country and pop. If insights and discoveries are just naturally up for grabs when great artists start talking with each other, there are bound to be even more of them at The Wild West Songwriters Festival. There the songwriters themselves find new insights, and make new discoveries, as they share stories and songs with other great songwriters from completely different musical scenes.

Another artist at the Wild West Songwriters Festival is the fast breaking country rock band OD. OD has been out on a stadium tour with Kenny Chesney all year while their single “Break Up With Him” has been climbing the chart. They’ve also put together quite a run as hit songwriters, and when the editors of Billboard chose songwriters to spotlight for their Nashville cover story, three of them were in OD. Matthew Ramsey, Brad Tursi and Trevor Rosen will all be performing in the songwriters rounds at The Wild West Songwriters Festival, and with bandmates Geoff Sprung and Whit Sellers laying down the block-rockin’ beats, they’ll be playing the festival’s opening night concert

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OD Wins Over San Bernardino, CA

The seven year musical road that OD has been on has paid off. They have worked hard, wrote hit songs for many artists, and have embarked on their own onto the big stage spotlight. .. it is clear what is going on: This “Band of Brothers” has a talent that is exciting, entertaining and solid. In what seems like a short time OD has had hit songs, toured with some big names and garnered an ever growing legion of fans. On July 25th OD shared the stage with country hit maker Kenny Chesney at the famed Rose Bowl in Pasadena where they received rave reviews. They had earned that spot and I do not see them slowing down.

Touring with one of the biggest names in country music is a big step to the level of acceptance and recognition. The band were awarded that spot with Kenny Chesney this year. “We thought it was a joke at first. But it’s real, with a huge stage and a large audience and to have the support of someone like him means a lot to us in our career.”

The rest of 2015 will remain busy for OD. “We will continue touring, our new single is doing well, the EP is out and we are working on the new album to be released in the fall.”

For OD this is not work, it’s fun, exciting, rewarding and they make it look easy. My evening was well worth the drive to be out on a “school night.” I would not hesitate to catch these guys again whenever I get the chance, they are that good.

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Sony Music CEO Predicts OD Will Be Superstars

In an exclusive interview with The Tennessean, Doug Morris, the 76-year-old music industry legend who oversees Sony’s record label operation, said he viewed OD as joining current superstar artists Kenny ChesneyMiranda LambertCarrie UnderwoodBrad Paisley and Garth Brooks to provide a new foundation for the company’s country music division.

The day after Doug Morris heard OD’s EP, Clint Higham (OD’s manager) said Doug Morris called him to say he wanted to sign the band.

What’s funny about the company is there’s five superstar acts and some very good artists underneath,” Morris said. “And these two new ones just make it look great. All of a sudden, there’s a shimmer to it.”

“Most of the heads of labels like that don’t have a lot to do with the acts, but every once in a while you get that special thing and it’s pretty great, and Doug is pretty good about stuff like that,” Dale Morris commented in regard to the passion Sony Music has put into Old Dominion.

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Watch the “Break Up With Him” Video

Official Video for “Break Up With Him” Premieres on CMT

The brand new official video for “Break Up With Him” is out NOW via CMT and on demand across all CMT digital platforms including OldDominion.CMT.com, CMT Pure and the CMT Artists app.

The thematic video was shot in Nashville during the annual CMA Music Festival in June and was directed by Director Steve.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE >>

For a full gallery of photos from the set of the video click HERE >>