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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