How do you top a great couple of years as one of country music’s hottest new acts? Follow it up with a year that includes a killer sophomore album that debuts at No. 1, two more chart-topping singles and, for good measure, hit the road with another one of country’s hottest new acts, Thomas Rhett. You know, like Old Dominion just did.
One of our favorite new acts in country music, the five-piece band has just released a music video for their newest single, “Written In the Sand,” and thanks to some cool effects, including some magical snapshots, the video serves as a scrapbook for the guys’ remarkable year.
After the super successful release of their 2015 debut album, “Meat & Candy,” that landed band members Trevor, Matt, Brad, Whitt and Geoff their first pair of No. 1s, Old Dominion released their second album, “Happy Endings,” in March. The lead single from that project, “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart,” has already dinged the bell at the top of the charts and the follow-up, “Written In the Sand,” is nearing the Top 10 and showing no signs of running out of steam.
And actually, 2018 is already looking to top 2017 for Old Dominion. “Written in the Sand” will, hopefully, earn its No. 1 stripes early in the new year somewhere around the same time the band members hit the road on their “Happy Endings World Tour” with opening acts the Washboard Union and Cold Creek County for their Canadian shows and Michael Ray and Brandon Lay for their U.S. dates.
Their 2018 tour will also go international, with runs through England, Ireland and Australia.
With all five members of Old Dominion possessing incredible songwriting chops, we suspect and hope that a little of the time the quintet spends on the road will be dedicated to writings songs for their new project. With their debut album releasing in 2015 and the sophomore project coming out in 2017, it makes sense that they would release a third collection in 2019.
But with albums titled “Meat & Candy” and “Happy Endings,” making sense doesn’t really seem to be a priority.
Good music does, though!
For now, however, like the rest of their peers in the country music community, Old Dominion is taking a break for the holidays.