All-vocal band Home Free releases another fun take on a country hit song today (9/2), debuting their cover of Old Dominion’s smash “Snapback” exclusively on leading girls’ media platform Sweety High, available HERE. The video is the follow-up to their ultra-romantic cover of “Die A Happy Man,” which Home Free shared last month.
“We are loving what Old Dominion is putting out these days and we’ve wanted to do our spin on one of their songs for a while,” tenor Rob Lundquist told Sweety High. “‘Snapback’ is one of those tunes that just gets stuck in your head, so we thought we’d take a stab at arranging it. We’re diggin’ it and hoping our fans (aka Home Fries) enjoy it too!”
Directed by Reilly Zamber, McKenzie Zamber, and Jimmy Bates of FifGen Films, “Snapback” was shot in the days following Home Free’s appearance at Oregon Jamboree in Albany, OR this summer. Their sizzling rendition of Old Dominion’s hit is so hot that the all-vocal band takes a cool dip in the pool. For summer fun, they have colorful water guns and noodles, beach balls and yes, cute animal floaties.
Following the success of their predominantly sold-out 2015 HOME FREE FOR THE HOLIDAYS Tour, the band is set to kick off their A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Tour on November 9 in Green Bay, WI. The tour stops in 29 cities nationwide and includes new music with a mix of holiday and fan favorites.
Currently, Home Free is playing select dates throughout the Fall and will support multi-platinum selling, GRAMMY Award-winning, Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Alabama at the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City, MO on September 29.
Old Dominion, a road-built band who has performed more than 200 dates over the last calendar year, surprised fans this morning with the announcement of 30+ new shows coast-to-coast on their fall Meat and Candy Tour with special guest Steve Moakler. Fifteen of the 2016 dates will be billed as the Stagecoach Spotlight: Old Dominion Meat and Candy Tour, as the five-piece band is the first act selected by producers of the world-famous Stagecoach Festival for the inaugural Stagecoach Spotlight Tour. For more information, visit olddominionband.com/tour.
“It’s a huge deal for us to have our own headlining tour and our name on the ticket,” evoked lead singer Matthew Ramsey. “Our fans have shown up in ways we never imagined and we can’t wait to see what these shows will be like. We’ve gotten a little taste of that energy this summer, so we are very excited for this fall!”
During this morning’s performance on ABC’s Good Morning America, the band talked about this unprecedented tour and performed current Top 30-and-climbing single, “Song For Another Time,” and fan favorite album cut, “Said Nobody.” Both songs are from their critically acclaimed RCA Nashville debut album, Meat and Candy, which NPR hailed for its “first-rate craftsmanship” and Entertainment Weekly called “deceptively smart” and “infectious.”
Watch Old Dominion’s performance of “Song For Another Time” on Good Morning America here.
Upcoming dates for the fall 2016 Meat and Candy Tour are as follows:
With 75mph wind gusts ripping the light truss from the lip of the shed at Neptune Park’s 31st Street Stage in Virginia Beach Wednesday night, it appeared Old Dominion‘s return to their namesake and home state would be rescheduled or at least postponed to a later date due to damages, but Old Dominion — band and crew — proved to be a force of nature themselves. Taking the stage only 90 minutes behind schedule after resetting and securing the stage, Old Dominion members Matthew Ramsey, Brad Tursi, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung and Whitt Sellers welcomed the droves of fans lining the tousled bike railing into the park for a free stripped performance that included their two-week No. 1 “Break Up With Him,” “Snapback” and current single “Song For Another Time” from their debut album Meat And Candy, along with several of the hits they’ve written for other artists.
The band will assess the ultimate damage to their touring equipment tomorrow before their headlining show at Wilmington, N.C.’s Greenfield Lake Amphitheater before joining Kenny Chesney at East Rutherford’s MetLife Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 20.
Fans can also catch Old Dominion on ABC’s Good Morning America on Monday, Aug. 22nd.
Every journey begins with a first step, and for the critically-acclaimed, award-winning band Old Dominion, those first few thousand strides were spent playing non-stop across the country, years before ever receiving recognition from Music Row. It’s those performances, and the moments in-between, that the band credits for preparing them for the onset of their recent success, however instead of dismissing their past, the five-member band consisting of Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Brad Tursi and Whit Sellers have chosen to put a spotlight on those nostalgic moments via never-before-seen clips in their latest music video. Beyond just highlighting the vast influences along their musical journey, “Song For Another Time,” their latest from Meat And Candy, takes a retrospective approach to the music video for their single that artistically combines home video footage from each member’s childhood, along with photos and videos from defining moments in the band’s emerging career.
“When we were writing this song – it was all about seeing the end of the road ahead,” said lead singer Matthew Ramsey. “It was about two people realizing their love isn’t going to be enough and the need to hold on to those last few moments. Music plays such a huge role in everyone’s life, especially in relationships. We felt like it would add much more weight to the story if we told it using the titles of songs that are timeless somehow. But when it came time to make the video, we realized we had an opportunity to show people a little of our history as a band. We had family and friends that supported us way back that pitched in when digging up old footage and sending it in. The journey our music has taken us on sometimes doesn’t seem real. But watching this video proves that it is real beyond what we ever imagined. We are very proud.”
Ramsey co-wrote the single alongside Old Dominion’s Rosen and Tursi and frequent collaborator, Matt Jenkins (co-writer on “Half Empty,” “Wrong Turns” and “Nowhere Fast” from Meat And Candy).
Old Dominion unveiled their music video for “Song For Another Time” across all VEVO platforms. The music video again sees them collaborating with Director Steve (“Break Up With Him” and “Snapback”) for the song NPR calls “an anthemic number that name-checks generations of popular odes to getting caught up in the moment; it’s a songbook populated by Neil Diamond and Tom Petty, Van Morrison and John Mellencamp, George Strait and Katy Perry,” adding, “that’s the lineage Old Dominion wants to claim.”
2015 was an incredible year for Old Dominion, full of firsts for the band, and 2016 is shaping up to be another momentous year. This year, RCA Nashville’s band has received accolades including ACM Breakthrough Duo/Group of the Year, AIMP Songwriter/Artist of the Year, Music Row Breakthrough Artist of the Year and ACCA New Duo/Group of the Year. Their debut single and two-week No. 1, “Break Up With Him” is RIAA Platinum-certified and their follow-up hit, “Snapback” is RIAA Gold-certified. Fans can currently catch Old Dominion on tour this summer with Kenny Chesney on the Spread The Love Tour.