Old Dominion, the one-of-a-kind five-piece country band, just released their EP, Behind the Curtain. Last night, they shared a short video on Twitter teasing their new song, “Save it for a Rainy Day,” the third song on the EP. That particular song they wrote for Kenny Chesney originally but re-recorded it on their own. Kenny Chesney’s recording of the song appears on his album The Big Revival.
“One of the highlights of our career so far,” the band writes in their post. “Has been performing a song we wrote for Kenny Chesney with him in front of sold-out stadium crowds all over the US.” They go on to promote their own recording of the Kenny Chesney hit. “Check out our version of #saveitforarainyday on the #bandbehindthecurtain EP out tonight on all streaming platforms.”
In the video, the band shares a very unique story about the making of their song with Kenny Chesney. After showing a snippet from their recording process, Old Dominion sits down to talk about the writing and recording process with Chesney. “Kenny played through it one time and moved on, which never happens,” they said about Chesney recording the song. “So the whole story is, “Save it for a Rainy Day” took 45 minutes to write and three minutes to record.”
This incredible feat in songwriting and recording is so rare that only a handful of artists can claim to have accomplished it. “And it was the three-week number one,” they also added. This of course only adds to the incredible nature of the feat and speaks to the quality of the song.
Old Dominion Hits for Other Artists
While Old Dominion wrote all the songs on their EP, they all appeared first on other artist’s albums. As the name of the EP suggests, these recordings give the Old Dominion takes on their own music. The first song on the EP, “Make You Miss Me,” first appeared on Sam Hunt‘s album, Montevallo. The second song, “Say You Do,” was first recorded by Dierks Bentley. It appeared as the second track on his album RISER.