Old Dominion Find New Confidence on Upcoming Third Album
Country group Old Dominion are in the studio readying their third full-length album, and they're excited to share the results of their work.
"I'm personally guaranteeing that it's gonna be the best record you've ever heard in your life," band member Trevor Rosen joked to The Boot and other outlets at a recent press event. "No, but in all seriousness ... I'm having fun making it. It just feels natural and easy."
Some artists report feeling second-album jitters when faced with the daunting task of following up a successful debut, but Old Dominion may be experiencing a new phenomenon: third-album confidence. The group's members agree that, this time around, they're beginning to feel more comfortable getting into the groove of making new music.
"One thing I notice is that everyone is much more confident in studio," adds frontman Matthew Ramsey. "We all feel confident in what we're doing, the songs and the parts that we're playing, so I think that's really gonna come across and make these songs shine, because, I think, for the first time, we all feel pretty much at home in what we're doing."
In the meantime, Old Dominion are wrapping up a successful -- and busy! -- year on the road: Their lengthy Happy Endings 2018 World Tour concludes in December. They made a stop back in Nashville in September, for a memorable, star-studded evening at the Ryman, which featured appearances from Sam Hunt, Kelsea Ballerini, their own longtime tour boss Kenny Chesney and more country stars.
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