Carolyn Kruse

Carolyn Kruse

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There’s alot more behind the reigning CMA and ACM Award winning Vocal Group of the Year thank their vocals. Yes, there’s the legendary live performances, the shows at Gillette Stadium with Kenny Chesney and a catalog of hits to hear. But, did you know Old Dominion wrote all 13 of these big hit songs for other artists?

Lead singer, Matthew Ramsey, along with his bandmates Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Geoff Sprung and Brad Tursi have been writing songs for other artists since they moved to Nashville. Matthew, Trevor and Brad have amassed the most songwriting credits in the band. They’ve written for their good friend Kenny Chesney, along with country superstars Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt, Kelsea Ballerini and more.  Take a look at all the hit songs co-written with some of the Old Dominion guys here, below.

The band got their name from the state of Virginia’s nickname. Four of the five guys in the group have ties to Virginia. Ramsey and Sellers are both originally from Virginia. Sellers met Sprung and Tursi while at James Madison University in Virginia. Rosen is the only member with no connection to the state. Together, the band has released 4 studio albums and amassed 12 hit songs for themselves. But, take a look at these Old Dominion songs written for other artists.

  • 1. Make You Miss Me- Sam Hunt

    Old Dominion co-wrote “Make You Miss Me” with Sam Hunt.  It was released in March of 2016 and became Sam’s 4th #1, making him the first solo artist to scored 4 #1 hits from a debut album (Montevallo).  Hunt wrote it with OD’s Matthew Ramsey and noted Nashville songwriter Josh Osborne.

  • 2. Say You Do- Dierks Bentley

    Dierks’ “Say You Do” took over the top spot on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart in 2015. This one was co-written by Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen, along with famed Nashville songsmith, Shane McAnally. You’ll find this one of Bentley’s The Riser album.

  • 3. Save It For A Rainy Day- Kenny Chesney

    Kenny made this one a huge hit in 2015, as the 4th and final single from his album The Big Revival. It was penned by Kenny’s favorite band to tour with, Old Dominion (Matthew Ramsey and Brad Tursi), along side Andrew Dorff,  They usually perform this one together, when on tour. 

  • 4. Wild Hearts- Keith Urban

    Lots of star power in writing Keith Urban’s “Wild Hearts.Released in the summer of 2021, Keith co-wrote this jam with Old Dominion’s Brad Tursi, in addition to hit songwriter and singer Eric Paslay, and Runaway June’s Jennifer Wayne. Jennifer also provided backing vocals. Urban took this one top 4. 

  • 5. Guy Walks Into A Bar- Tyler Farr

    Do you remember this 2014 Tyler Farr hit? “A Guy Walks Into a Bar was written by Old Dominion’s Brad Tursi, plus Jonathan Singlton and Melissa Peirce. It was a smash hit, going all the way to #1, and became Tyler’s first and only #1, so far. 

  • 6. Better Dig Two- The Band Perry

    The Band Perry’s dark side came out in 2012 with the release of this #1 hit. It was the lead off single from their sophomore album, Pioneer. Trevor Rosen from OD, wrote it with Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally.

  • 7. Chainsaw- The Band Perry

    Another song for The Band Perry that is slightly on the darker side. “Chainsaw” is a love-gone-wrong song, where the woman wants to chop down a tree with her and her lover’s intial carved in it. Old Dominion’s lead singer, Matthew Ramsey, wrote this one with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. This was The Band Perry’s final top 10 hit. (they recenly announced they are all pursing solo projects now.)

  • 8. I Hate Love Songs- Kelsea Ballerini

    Kelsea Ballerini co-wrote this one with Trevor Rosen of Old Dominion and Shane McAnally. “I Hate Love Songs” reach top 25 in 2018.

  • 9. I Met A Girl- William Michael Morgan

    Trevor Rosen from Old Dominion had a hand in writting the debut single of William Michael Morgan. He had help from Sam Hunt and Shane McAnally. “I Met a Girl” came close to #1, reaching top 2 on the Billboard country chart in 2016.  It was also included on his debut studio album Vinyl, which was released on September 30, 2016. By the way, Sam Hunt recorded an acoustic version of this song  for his 2013 mixtape, Between the Pines. 

  • 10. Wake Up Lovin' You- Craig Morgan

    2 of the Old Dominion guys had a songwriting credit for “Wake Up Lovin’ You.  Craig Morgan scored his last big hit with this one. It was written by Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen from OD, along with Josh Osborne. It went top 14 in 2013. 

  • 11. One That Got Away- Michael Ray

    Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen wrote “One That Got Away”  with Jesse Frasure and Josh Osborne. Alot of cooks required for this dish. It is one of Michael Ray’s biggest hits, going top 3 in 2019, from his album Amos

  • 12. Light It Up- Luke Bryan

    Luke Bryan co-wrote this song with Brad Tursi of Old Dominion. “Light It Up” was the first single from Luke’s 2017 album What Makes You Country.  Chalk up another #1 for Luke! 

  • 13. Sangria- Blake Shelton

    Old Dominion’s Trevor Rosen co-wrote this #1 hit for Blake Shelton. It went to the top of the charts in 2015. And you will find it on Blake’s 9th studio album Bringing Back the Sunshine.

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