Current ACM Group of the Year & CMA Vocal Group Of The Year, Old Dominion, To Release 'Memory Lane'
By Stevie Connor.
Current ACM Group of the Year and CMA Vocal Group of the Year Old Dominion announced the release of their new four-song collection, Memory Lane (Sampler), via Arista Nashville/Sony Music Nashville. The Shane McAnally and Old Dominion produced project features four songs including lead track “Memory Lane” which was the most added song at country radio today.
“We’ve been working on so much new music, and the response to ‘Memory Lane’ has been so energizing that we decided we’re tired of sitting on it all!” said Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey. “We’re so excited to share three more songs heading into the No Bad Vibes Tour and the next chapter in our musical journey.”
“Memory Lane” | Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi, Jessie Jo Dillon
“Ain’t Got A Worry” | Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborn
“Freedom Like You” | Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi, Jordan Davis
“Easier Said With Rum” | Matthew Ramsey, Brad Tursi, Matt Jenkins, Chase McGill
The band shared this exciting surprise release yesterday (Jan. 8) on their social media accounts, where they’ve been previewing new tracks for fans over the past few months. This follows the release of their “Memory Lane” single on January 5 which Rolling Stone said “takes a blissful trip…[to] find a happy place again and again.” MusicRow also raved “The onrushing energy is breathtaking. The vocal performances are stellar. The song is beyond hooky. The Group of the Year strikes again. Play this at once.”
This new music comes right in time for the beloved group’s highly anticipated, 31-stop NO BAD VIBES TOUR kicking off later this month in Evansville, Indiana. Check out the full tour routing for the NO BAD VIBES TOUR below.
1/19 Evansville, IN Ford Center
1/20 Champaign, IL State Farm Center
1/21 Moline, IL Vibrant Arena at The Mark
1/27 Ottawa, ON Canadian Tire Center
1/28 Toronto, ON Scotiabank Arena
1/30 London, ON Budweiser Gardens
2/9 Green Bay, WI Resch Center
2/10 Rockford, IL BMO Harris Bank Center
2/11 Cedar Rapids, IA Alliant Energy PowerHouse
2/16 Rapid City, SD Summit Arena
2/17 Mankato, MN Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center
2/18 Duluth, MN Amsoil Arena
2/23 Idaho Falls, ID Hero Arena at Mountain America Center
2/24 Boise, ID ExtraMile Arena
2/25 Kennewick, WA Toyota Center
2/28 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena
3/2 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
3/3 Calgary, AB Saddledome
3/9 Lethbridge, AB Enmax Centre
3/10 Regina, SK Brandt Centre
3/11 Winnipeg, MB Canada Life Centre
3/31 Key West, FL Coffee Butler Amphitheater
4/1 Key West, FL Coffee Butler Amphitheater
4/13 Reading, PA Santander Arena
4/14 Albany, NY MVP Arena
4/15 Bangor, ME Cross Insurance Center
5/4 Savannah, GA EnMarket Arena
5/5 Jacksonville, FL Daily’s Place Amphitheater
5/27 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
5/28 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
6/30 Lake Tahoe, NV Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena at Harvey’s
Old Dominion emerged as one of Nashville’s most successful post-modern country bands, fusing clever lyrics with an infectious sound. Their lyrical wit and hook heavy songwriting is a winning proposition. Since breaking in 2014, the band has achieved eight No. 1 singles at country radio, over one billion on-demand streams, multiple Platinum and Gold single certifications and headlined arenas and amphitheaters around the globe. Old Dominion are currently the reigning CMA and ACM Group of the Year. The band won their fifth consecutive Vocal Group of the Year award at the 2022 CMA Awards and took home their 5th consecutive Group of the Year win at the 2022 ACM Awards. The band also earned a nomination for Album of the Year at the 2022 CMA Awards. Most recently, Old Dominion received a nomination for Favourite Country Duo or Group at the 2022 American Music Awards.
A few years back, when Old Dominion got together to record “Make It Sweet,” a beatific number that would appear on their 2019 self-titled LP, it was a definite change in their process: whereas before they’d typically written every song prior to entering the studio, that time around they instead wrote the entire track on the spot, quickly laying it to tape. All in one day.
“That was our first little taste of what that process could be like,” says Matthew Ramsey, lead singer for the chart-topping country band who to date has notched eight No. 1 singles at country radio, surpassed one billion on-demand streams, earned several Platinum and Gold single certifications and headlined arenas and amphitheaters around the globe. “We always thought ‘Man, that would be really cool to make an entire album like that.”