Old Dominion Are the 2019 CMA Awards Vocal Group of the Year
"What an amazing thing we get to be a part of," lead singer Matthew Ramsey said while accepting the award. "Tonight, I keep thinking about how, back in the day, we used to operate under this really strange mantra of self-preservation," he continued, explaining how they'd tell themselves that things just wouldn't work out.
Old Dominion hold on to their title of CMA Vocal Group of the Year once again in 2019, after winning the trophy for the first time last year. That victory was not only their first win in the category, but also their first CMA Award, period. At that awards show, they promised to try their best to live up to the award they'd been given, and in 2019, they certainly made good on that promise!
The group dropped their self-titled third studio album in late October. That project features the singles "Make It Sweet" (which hit No. 1 at country radio) and "One Man Band," and the group describes it as a "much more vulnerable album" than the projects they'd previously released: “We definitely speak to our personal lives a bit more openly. Or just to the human condition and everyday life that every human experiences -- you know, the ups and downs of relationships," the group's Matthew Ramsey told The Boot last month.
Old Dominion are also the reigning ACM Group of the Year, and have spent much of 2019 on the road for their Make It Sweet Tour.
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