Old Dominion Band Members: Meet the Group

Matthew Ramsey

Old Dominion is a five-member country band from Nashville, Tennessee.The group released their self-titled EP in 2014, and their debut studio album, "Meat and Candy", soared to the top 10 on the country charts. Matthew Ramsey is lead vocals for the group. The country music singer and songwriter grew up in Buchanan, Virginia, and currently lives in Nashville with his wife and two daughters. Ramsey first made his way to Nashville in 2000 to pursue a career as a songwriter, and that's when we met Trevor Rosen-- the duo is considered the first two members of Old Dominion. Ramsey has penned several extremely successful songs, like The Band Perry's "Chainsaw", Craig Morgan's "Waking Up Lovin' You", Dierks Bentley's "Say You Do", and Kenny Chesney's "Save It For a Rainy Day". In an interview late last year with Songwriter Universe, Ramsey spoke about how he treats songwriting like it's a 9 to 5 job. He said, "Well it’s a little different than a 9 to 5 job, in that you’re always thinking about it and always looking for it and always listening for ideas or for things people say, or just any kind of thing that will spark a song. So it’s just a matter of sitting down to write the song. The road definitely changes how you can write. Luckily, three of us in the band (Ramsey, Rosen & Tursi) were already writing together a lot before [our band] ever happened—we were already working together and we already knew we were good with each other, so we have that benefit of knowing that anytime we want to, we have two co-writers there that are excellent and that we can always kind of lean on. But in the meantime, we also fly co-writers out and try to do that as much as we can." Click through our gallery to learn more about the members who make up the band Old Dominion. (Getty)

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