‘Catch of the Day’ – Old Dominion – “Written In The Sand” [VIDEO]
Today we feature a group who's members came to Nashville prominence as songwriters for other artists, and who have continued their creative partnerships even after finding success with their first two albums. A group who proudly wave the flag of the state that 4 of the member call home, using that state's nickname as the band name.
When Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Geoff Spring and Brad Tursi came together to form Old Dominion, what to name the band was never a question. Ramsey and Sellers both grew up in Roanoake, Virginia, while Sellers met Sprung and Tursi met at James Madison University in Harrisburg, VA. And while the group didn't come together until Sellers, Sprung and Ramsey met up once again in Nashville, "The Old Dominion" state was never far from their collective heart.
From the start, it was apparent that songwriting for this group would not be a problem. The band was actually put together to showcase the songs the members had wrote, with Tursi haven written for Tyler Farr ("A Guy Walks Into A Bar"), Kenny Chesney and the Randy Rogers Band, Rosen for Chris Young ("Neon"), and Ramsey for The Band Perry ("Chainsaw") All three had written for the TV series Nashville, and Ramsey and Rosen team-upped on several occasions, writing songs for Craig Morgan and Dierks Bentley ("Say You Do") among others.
In 2012, after the addition of Tursi to the group, the began seriously concentrating on their own career. While writing for other artists to "pay the bills", the group released their debut EP It Was Always Yours, followed by 2014's self-titled EP, which featured the single "Shut Me Up", which received significant air time on satellite radio and peaked at #58 on the singles chart. The EP also featured "Break Up With Him", which upon its release in 2015 shot to #1, selling over 700,000 copies to date, and serving as the lead single for the group's first album Meat and Candy, which was released in November of the same year. The album would feature two more #1 singles, "Snap Back" and "Song For Another Time" and has sold more than 250,000 copies.
In March of this year, Old Dominion would play off the success of their debut album, releasing the single "No Such Thing As A Broken Heart". It became the group's fourth straight #1 hit, and served as the lead single for their second album, Happy Endings, which was released in August. We have the second single from the album in our spotlight today. Brought to you by All American Super Car Wash of Lawton, Old Dominion and "Written In The Sand" is today's Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you'll want to hear it again.
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Today’s Key Word: “SAND”