Old Dominion’s Little Big Town Collaboration Started With Breakfast
Old Dominion's Matt Ramsey won't divulge the location but he admits the seed for a crowded collaboration was planted at breakfast. The fivesome are joined by Little Big Town on "Stars In the City" from the just-released Happy Endings album.
Ramsey tells Taste of Country Nights that the group had already cut the song when they decided to add the multi-time Vocal Group of the Year winners. He'd ran into Karen Fairchild at a Nashville breakfast location he won't name because it's often swarming with high-profile country talent.
"I talked to her and then we went into the studio later that night and worked on the song and then I was listening to the mix falling asleep in my bunk and it just kind of hit that they would sound amazing on it," he says.
Later the group would tell ToC how impressed they were with the quartet's professionalism. "They really cared, like they didn’t have to come in there and do it and they didn’t have to come in there and do it like they did," Ramsey says.
Happy Endings is Old Dominion's second studio album, the follow-up to Meat and Candy from 2015. The first single is "No Such Thing as a Broken Heart" and overall the band agree it's a more serious album than their debut.
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