Old Dominion Earn First No. 1 Hit
We don't know if the girl in Old Dominion's current single, "Break Up With Him," ever did, in fact, break up with him, but we do know that the band's debut single reached the top spot on the Billboard Country Airplay chart this week, just four days before they dropped their freshman album, Meat and Candy.
The feat marks the first time the group have collectively claimed the No. 1 spot, but it's not the first time they've seen the top of the charts. The five songwriters that make up Old Dominion — Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Brad Tursi, Geoff Sprung, and Whit Sellers — have racked up five No. 1 singles for artists including Dierks Bentley, Kenny Chesney and Blake Shelton.
"It's gonna take a while for this one to set in,” Rosen says in a press release. “We've been lucky enough to have other No. 1 songs as the songwriter for other artists, but to have one as an artist ourselves is something we've dreamt about since we were kids. And today it has just come true."
2015 has been a strong year for the rising country band. "Break Up With Him" went into terrestrial radio rotation very early this year after spending six weeks at No. 1 on SiriusXM’s The Highway Hot 45 Countdown. Their success on satellite radio helped land them their first record deal with RCA Nashville.
Old Dominion spent the past summer playing shows with Kenny Chesney, and have already agreed to go out with him again on the 2016 Spread the Love Tour. The group's first full-length project, Meat and Candy, was released on Friday (Nov. 6).
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