Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Geoff Sprung and Brad Tursi pride themselves in their record-to-stage authenticity. The country-rockers all played on their self-titled EP, released in October, rather than hiring studio musicians.
“We’ve had people tell us, ‘I really liked your show. You guys sound like a band.’ In Nashville, that’s not a given,” Sprung tells Rolling Stone Country.
“And sometimes being not as good [as studio musicians] is actually better,” adds Tursi.
So when it came time to make the video for the EP’s first single, the infectious “Shut Me Up,” Old Dominion put their musicianship center stage. (Well, a shared stage with fellow country singer, Whitney Duncan, who plays their video vixen — and drums — in the clip.) The video features the band on an all-white, no-frills backdrop, jamming to the uptempo love song about a guy who won’t stop talking about his lady… until she kisses him to shut him up.
After opening for the likes of Alabama, Jake Owen and Chase Rice, Old Dominion have scored an opening slot on Kenny Chesney’s Big Revival Tour, which kicks off in March. Check out their full tour schedule here.