There’s no mistaking it: it’s a big weekend for Old Dominion.
On Friday, their sophomore album, Happy Endings, comes out, just as its lead single, “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart,” is locked in a serious battle for #1.
Tonight, the band also plays the first of two major gigs at the home of the New England Patriots.
“It's gonna be really fun and special…” lead singer Matthew Ramsey says. “For the past two years we’ve played with Kenny Chesney at Gillette Stadium. We get to do it again for a third time, and on album release day. That's gonna be cool. I think a lot of our families are coming up, and I’m sure there will be some sort of celebration.”
In fact, Matthew says both Kenny and his fans in Beantown played a major role in Old Dominion’s success.
“Boston has kind of adopted us and the whole No Shoes Nation thing definitely helped us a lot, you know, being the opening band for him and how much they latched on to us,” Matthew explains. “[The fact that] we were associated with him definitely has gone a long way for us. So, it’ll be special to be there for that day.”
The Patriots’ owners, the Kraft family, have even become such big OD fans that they invited the band to play the team’s after party following their Super Bowl win this year.
Happy Endings is new in stores and online today.
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