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Old Dominion’s Memory Lane Is Here

Old Dominion’s Memory Lane Is Here

18 Songs, Many Moods, Moments + Truths About Good Vibes

“Can’t Break Up Now” with Megan Moroney is at Country Radio Now 


Old Dominion

(Nashville) Waist deep in their No Bad Vibes 2023 arena tour, Old Dominion finally delivers their 18-song Memory Lane, the eagerly awaited expansion of their January sampler and early summer EP of the same name, today (October 6). Listen HERE.

Beyond already having their ninth No. 1 as the title track, the critically acclaimed band’s smoldering duet with double Country Music Association (CMA) Awards nominee Megan Moroney officially arrived at country radio as No. 1 Most Added upon impact on 9/18 in the U.S.

And that’s only the tip of the music for the five-time and current Country Music Association and six-time and reigning Academy of Country Music Group of the Year. For their fifth full project, lead singer and guitarist Matthew Ramsey, lead guitarist/vocalist Brad Tursi, keyboardist/guitarist/accordion man Trevor Rosen and the adventurously multi-rhythmic section of bassist Geoff Sprung and drummer Whit Sellers wanted to braid all the things that have defined the band of songwriters together.

As Ramsey explains on the brink of releasing the full project, “There is the self-awareness that we are the ear-worm farmers. We do know we have this ability to just throw in everything that can catch your ear without it sounding too cloudy or chaotic. We’ve really refined that, but that – if we’re paying attention – allows us to go off in directions we want to explore, because the hook will bring you with us.”

Whether the lean, then surging “Freedom Like You,” banjo-flecked, multi-rhythmic  “A Million Things,” innocently retro melody on the lonesome “Both Sides of the Bed,” good time stop/start “Ain’t Got A Worry” featuring Blake Shelton, slinky soul-country of wanting to be the thing that’s “Different About You” or hushed harmony-forward “Beautiful Sky,” Old Dominion sought to push the envelope of where those ear worms could live, breathe and create a gleaming kind of country that empowers even on the bad day.

That joy of living even in complicated times sets the 13-times Platinum band apart. Beyond going deeper, making more reflective songs shine, it’s also about their willingness to make it about the rhythms and the playing. Looking to “Different About You,” Tursi explains, “It’s sort of a nod to the Chili Peppers, but really a nod to Hendrix. That was the most transformed from demo to final recording. It’s really fun to play those double stop parts. Those voicings are built for guitar, and the song became way more aggressive. I always like when we get to go back to being the rock band we were, and always will be.”

“Some songs evolve, changing incrementally,” adds Rosen. “Our sound’s the result of five individuals listening to each other and playing what comes naturally — like a flock of birds. With each song, we have our own mental concept of what the song is at its essence, but obviously with a shared vision. Whatever comes through us, through our instruments, that’s the fusion of our musical DNA.”

Whether the slinky “Hot Again,” the tumbling “Easy To Miss” or the reggae-undertowed “Sleep Without Drinking,” Memory Lane takes Old Dominion’s feel-good country and ups the ante. More adventurous, more coherent, more, well, fun even as it measures the rough patches and disappointments. For the friends who became a band, it’s arriving at a place where Old Dominion is a sound and a state of mind.

“There’s self-awareness musically, and there’s self-awareness as a human,” Ramsey explains. “We didn’t have that much ego (between us) in the first place. It’s disappeared with where we are and acknowledging of our abilities. The joy of creating something and putting it out, seeing how people receive it: there’s a real freedom in that.”

Freedom and awesome. With a string of sold-out arenas behind them – and going forward – the celebration of the full-on Memory Lane could stretch well into 2024. As “Love Drunk and Happy” heaven-bound declaration proclaims, “Lets raise a toast to the wild hearts making the most/ of every single minute ‘til they give up the ghost/ What a way to live, what a way to go…”


Full Track Listing

“Stay Drunk”

“A Million Things”

“Memory Lane”

“Different About You”

“Can’t Break Up Now” with Megan Moroney

“I Should Have Married You”

“How Good Is That”

“Both Sides of the Bed”

“How Good Is That”

“Some Horses”

“Easy To Miss”

“Sleep Without Drinking”

“Beautiful Sky”

“Love Drunk and Happy”

“Aint Got A Worry”

“Easier Said With Rum”

“Hot Again”

“Freedom Like You”

“Ain’t Got A Worry” feat. Blake Shelton

And now it’s finally here.

No Bad Vibes Tour Dates:

10/6 – Greenville, SC / Bon Secours Wellness Arena

10/7 – Atlanta, GA / State Farm Arena

10/26 – Glendale, AZ / Desert Diamond Arena

10/27 – Los Angeles, CA / Arena

11/1 – Seattle, WA / Climate Pledge Arena

11/2 – Portland, OR / Moda Center

11/4 – Salt Lake City, UT / Vivint Arena

11/16 – Fort Wayne, IN / Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

11/17 – Rosemont, IL / Allstate Arena

11/18 – St. Louis, MO / Enterprise Center

11/30 – Wilkes-Barre, PA / Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza

12/1 – State College, PA / Bryce Jordan Center

12/2 – Baltimore, MD / CFG Bank Arena

12/7 – Des Moines, IA / Wells Fargo Arena

12/8 – Kansas City, MO / T-Mobile Center

12/9 – Lincoln, NE / Pinnacle Bank Arena

12/13 – Columbus, OH / Nationwide Arena

12/14 – Louisville, KY / KFC Yum! Center

12/15 – Nashville, TN / Bridgestone Arena

01/4 – Honolulu, HI / Blaisdell Arena

01/6 – Kahului, HI / Maui Arts and Cultural Center

01/26 – Durant, OK / Choctaw Grand Theater

01/27 – Durant, OK / Choctaw Grand Theater

03/22 – Key West, FL / Coffee Butler Amphitheater

03/23 – Key West, FL / Coffee Butler Amphitheater

03/24 – Key West, FL / Coffee Butler Amphitheater