OLD DOMINION WITH TWO AWARD FROM AOCM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Monday, Feb. 1, 2016) – After a whirlwind year that included a critically-acclaimed album, multi-week No.1 debut single, a slot on Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tour, and multiple solo tour stop sellouts, Old Dominion receives two nominations for the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards: New Vocal Group/Duo of the Year and Vocal Group of the Year.
"As songwriters, we started playing together so our songs would be heard and people would hopefully want to cut them," says now four-time No. 1 hit maker and lead singer Matthew Ramsey. "So to know that as a band we have been honored by receiving this type of recognition has us all feeling incredibly grateful and truthfully, a little speechless."
The two nominations are Old Dominion's first. The band will have another first tonight when they make their late night debut on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Feb. 1 at 10:35 p.m. CT / 11:35 p.m. ET. They are set to perform two tracks from their album Meat and Candy, including their smash debut single “Break Up With Him” and “Snapback,” their current single that is soaring up the charts – at No. 20 and 21, on Billboard and Mediabase respectively, in only its first month at Country radio.
Old Dominion is continuing to gain momentum with their do-it-yourself approach. From writing and recording every song they release to performing their own hits live, they are earning their name as "one of country music's few current, self-contained bands," as NPR recently declared.
Fans can catch Old Dominion on their headlining Meat and Candy Tour that has already claimed sellouts in 15 markets across the U.S. With upcoming performances at Country Radio Seminar’s highly-regarded New Faces Show and a stop in London, UK at the C2C after party, Old Dominion will have a busy 2016 before they join Kenny Chesney for the second straight summer along with Miranda Lambert and Sam Hunt.
The Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live from Las Vegas, Nev. on Sunday, April 3 on CBS.
About Old Dominion
RCA Nashville recording act Old Dominion has been writing songs and honing its live show in Music City for 10 years. While many of the group’s songs have been recorded by top artists including Kenny Chesney, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, The Band Perry, Chris Young and more, the group is currently focused on performing its own brand of country stripped down and raw but muscular enough to fit in on today’s country radio. Their recent debut single “Break Up With Him” spent two weeks at No.1 on the Country charts and was certified GOLD by the RIAA. The band released its debut full-length album Meat and Candy on Nov. 6. Produced by GRAMMY Award winning songwriter/ producer Shane McAnally. They will join Kenny Chesney’s 2016 tour. Their new single “Snapback” is at Country radio now.
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