CBS RADIO PRODUCES AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE MAKING OF OLD DOMINION’S SOPHOMORE ALBUM, “HAPPY ENDINGS”
30-Minute Impact Special Featuring Exclusive Interview with the Band to Begin Airing on Stations Tonight, Thursday, August 24; Album Drops Friday, August 25
NEW YORK, NY, August 24, 2017 – Beginning tonight, CBS RADIO’s 12 country stations will be offering listeners an exciting opportunity to hear directly from the bandmates of Old Dominion about their highly anticipated sophomore album, “Happy Endings,” which drops tomorrow, August 25. KMPS-FM/Seattle Program Director, Kenny Jay, sat down with the band to talk about the inspiration for the album and little-known facts behind several songs.
“Old Dominion has proven already to be a major force in country music and CBS RADIO is proud to be part of their much anticipated ‘Happy Endings’ album release which will be a huge event for the country radio format,” commented Tim Roberts, Vice President, Country Programming, CBS RADIO and Vice President, Programming, CBS RADIO Detroit.
Debuting this evening on KMPS and then across CBS RADIO’s country portfolio over the next few days, the 30-minute Impact special will uncover what the band was watching on TV when they wrote the lead single “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart.” The band also debated if the song “So You Go” has a happy ending, what their favorite Fleetwood Mac songs are in “Not Everything’s About You,” recording “Stars in the City” with Little Big Town, and the desire to push their boundaries as a band with the album’s second single, “Written in the Sand.”
Throughout the interview, the band also shared stories of the somewhat creepy making of their debut hit “Break up with Him,” and recording the chorus to “Snapback” in a hotel room.
The Impact special will air commercial free and is customized for each local market, offering the band’s take on what they love about that city and where they like to play, as well as future concert dates in applicable markets. Impact is a CBS RADIO program that supports the launch of new albums.
The special’s full air schedule is as follows. All times are local.
About Old Dominion:
Proving that they are not your average country band, Old Dominion blends old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n’ roll grit into radio-friendly, hook-heavy pop nuggets. The band has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound. The band released their first full length album Meat and Candy, which was named RIAA-certified GOLD and called a “deceptively smart, occasionally cheeky, stellar debut,” by Entertainment Weekly. Old Dominion released their PLATINUM two-week No.1 “Break Up With Him” and RIAA-certified GOLD hit “Snapback” prior to their third single “Song For Another Time,” which hit No. 1 the on Billboard Country Airplay and MediaBase charts on Dec. 12, 2016.
In 2016, the band was notably named ACM New Group of the Year, ACCA Breakthrough Group of the Year, AIMP Songwriter Artist of the Year and Music Row Breakthrough Artist of the Year, and is now headlining their own tour this summer. They spent their past two summers on Kenny Chesney’s The Big Revival Tour and Spread The Love Tour and wrapped their headlining Meat and Candy Fall Tourin December 2016. Fifteen of the dates were tapped as Stagecoach Spotlight: Old Dominion Meat and Candy Tour; the first-ever tour produced by the award-winning Stagecoach Music Festival. Old Dominion consists of lead singer Matthew Ramsey, lead guitarist Brad Tursi, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, bassist Geoff Sprung and drummer Whit Sellers.
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