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Music for the fans: Old Dominion enjoys sharing its sound

Country band Old Dominion will perform as part of the New Mexico State Fair.

Country band Old Dominion will perform as part of the New Mexico State Fair.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The men of Old Dominion are working their way up the ranks in country music.

For the last 10 years, the five-piece band has been honing its skills and has even had songs recorded by The Band Perry, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley, to name a few.

But it’s the band’s own music that the members want to get out there.

“It’s something we’ve been working on and it’s coming together,” says Matthew Ramsey, lead singer. “We’ve been working on our craft for years and there’s nothing better than getting it out to the fans.”

Old Dominion consists of Ramsey, Brad Tursi, Geoff Sprung, Whit Sellers and Trevor Rosen.

Ramsey says the way the band came together was very easy.

“I had been doing my own thing musically for a while, but I knew Geoff and Whit, and I was always a big fan of their band,” he says. “A few years after I moved to Nashville, they ended up moving here, too, so of course it was a natural fit to play together.”

In the fall of 2003, Ramsey says he was introduced to another Nashville, Tenn., newcomer, Detroit-area native Rosen, at a songwriter round.

The two had immediate musical chemistry, and soon forged a writing partnership that laid the foundation of Old Dominion.

“We wanted to see where the band would take us,” he says. “After a decade, we are going strong and making better music than we’ve ever made.”

Old Dominion cut its teeth on the road, opening for the likes of Trace Adkins, Brett Eldridge and Jake Owen. The band has also been on the world-renowned Grand Ole Opry stage.

“Everything is a blessing for us,” he says. “It’s important for us to remember how far we’ve come since the beginning. We keep our heads to the ground and just perform. It’s what we all enjoy doing and what we’ll do for a long time to come.”



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