Old Dominion‘s reign as the Vocal Group of the Year is continuing for another year. The five-man group has won the trophy for six consecutive years, an honor that was not lost on them.
“This is our view now nightly, and that we will never take for granted,” lead singer Matthew Ramsey said to the packed crowd. “We get to see this, and this night has just been an amazing reminder of the talent pool that we have somehow waited into … Some people get to this point by their own, sure.
“But we got there by surrounding ourselves with the absolute best people all the way from our families, to our friends, to our team, and to our fans who have showed us what our music can do,” he added. “So thank you guys for letting us serve you in that way.”
“We always knew this was going to be a full album,” Ramsey said of Memory Lane. “But we wanted to give our fans the opportunity to absorb it completely. Over the years, we’ve developed a conversation with fans — bad days, big moments, I’d like to think our songs make both better. We wanted to make an album that takes our songs and looks a little deeper into what happens between two people. Just because it’s deep, though, it doesn’t mean the music can’t feel good.”
Old Dominion’s current single, “Can’t Break Up Now,” is a duet with Megan Moroney, a rising star that received high praise from Ramsey.
“Megan’s a really intuitive singer, but she’s also a very smart songwriter – and she came at this song from what was being said, how the melody rises and kind of blew our minds,” Ramsey praised. “I think we all loved the way she creates a song, her sense of how notes flow, but she’s both songwriter/singer who came in and pushed this song to almost a scene from a movie.”
Moroney was also a big fan of the song, and found she could relate well to it, even though it was one she didn’t write.
“I didn’t write this song, but when it was sent over, I thought the lyrics told a story that we all can relate to,” Moroney said. “The melody was infectious and it’s not like anything I’ve ever put out and ’ve been a fan of Old Dominion for a while, and I’m really excited to be featured on this.”
Find Memory Lane and all of Old Dominion’s music and upcoming shows, at WeAreOldDominion.com.