Old Dominion Releasing EP of Songs They Wrote That Were Hits for Other Artists

by Joe Rutland
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Sometimes, songs written for other artists lead to a lot of success. Old Dominion is paying homage to those songs that have become hits for those stars.

The group announced on Twitter on Wednesday that they will be releasing an EP called “The Band Behind The Curtain” this Friday. One of the songs on that EP will be their version of the Dierks Bentley hit “Say You Do.”

Their self-titled album also is available, too, featuring the song “One Man Band” among others.

Matthew Ramsey recalls the days being in a garage band, working out a song until it was finished with his buddies.

“That was just such an amazing feeling,” the Old Dominion frontman recalls on the band’s website.

So infectious was that feeling and practice to Ramsey that he’s carried it with him to the present day.

Old Dominion Holds On To Those Songwriting Memories

“It’s so incredible to be able to sit in your room with your instruments and your bandmates and feel that chemistry and follow it wherever it goes,” the singer says.

Ramsey and bandmates guitarist-songwriter Brad Tursi, bassist Geoff Sprung, keyboard-guitarist Trevor Rosen, and drummer Whit Sellers always work as a unit.

They have forever believed that at the heart of their massive success lies their collaborative spirit. To that end, have crafted each of their acclaimed albums and chart-dominating singles.

This includes their song “Some People Do.”

Old Dominion broke onto the country music scene in 2014. The group has been recognized as Group of the Year at both the 2018 and 2019 ACM Awards and is the reigning CMA Vocal Group of the Year.

They have notched seven No. 1 hit records on country radio.

Also, they surpassed one billion on-demand streams, and have singles “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart” and “Written in the Sand” earning Platinum certifications and “Hotel Key” earning Gold status.

Thomas Rhett Plays Role In ‘Some People Do’ Hit Song

Along with Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, and Ramsey, Thomas Rhett co-wrote “Some People Do.”

The song marked the final track on Old Dominion’s self-titled album released this time last year. 

The country piano-ballad brings out a message of forgiveness, hope, and the process of winning back trust.

Rhett almost cut the track on his own album as he was the first one to bring the idea to the table.