One of Roughstock's "ones to watch" for 2015 just proved they are indeed ones to watch. Last week, Old Dominion inked a new record deal with RCA Nashville, taking the next step on a path that started 10 years ago. The move comes months after the group released its self-titled debut EP and as its hot new single “Break Up With Him” climbs the charts.
Old Dominion, comprised of Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Geoff Sprung and Brad Tursi, lands the deal 20 months after signing with Morris Higham Management. The news comes as Old Dominion prepares to head out on Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival stadium tour this summer, a career-making stage that has put many future stars in front of millions of fans.
It’s been those fans, won over a decade on the road, who have driven Old Dominion's breakthrough. Their reaction to the independently released Old Dominion EP -- produced by a savvy hit-making GRAMMY Award-winning producer and songwriter Shane McAnally -- caught the attention of program directors across the nation. “Break Up With Him,” an unconventional love song that that mixes rock, country and blues with a bit of hip-hop swagger, reached No. 1 on SiriusXM’s "The Highway Hot 45 Countdown" for six weeks and was added by major-market program directors as an “album cut.” The band later released it as a single by popular demand and it’s climbing the charts at country radio.
The deal with RCA Nashville, where Old Dominion joins a roster that includes Garth Brooks, Miranda Lambert and Jake Owen, means more music is on the way.
“There has been a very loud buzz about Old Dominion around the Sony Music Nashville offices for some time now; so much that the three imprints were all fighting for the chance to work with the band,” says Sony Nashville CEO, Gary Overton. “I am pleased to announce the signing of Old Dominion to RCA Records Nashville.”
"Rarely in our business do you meet artists who are a 'triple threat' -- singer, songwriter, and musician. On top of those qualities, which each of them possesses, Old Dominion provides a truly amazing live experience," says Morris Higham Management President, Clint Higham. "The team at Morris Higham Management is honored to represent the band and is looking forward to the partnership with RCA Nashville."
Along with its rowdy road schedule, Old Dominion also plans to record and release new music in 2015.
For more information about Old Dominion or to hear “Break Up With Him," visit www.olddominionband.com.