ACM Awards 2020: Old Dominion performs 'killer' medley of their No 1 hits , fans say they deserve all nominations
This year, the band is up for five awards including Single and Song of the Year for ‘One Man Band’
The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards held on September 16, 2020, is now live from Nashville, Tennessee at the Ryman Auditorium. The awards had a stellar run honoring some of the best names and emerging talent in the Country Music industry. Making the show even more enthralling were performances by some of the eminent names in the industry. Of them was the five-member country music band Old Dominion who performed a medley of their hits.
The five-person band started with "One Man Band' and followed it with an electric jam, "Song for Another Time." They kept the momentum going with their 2017 Happy Endings standout track "Hotel Key," before concluding their act with their syrupy earworm "Make It Sweet."
ACM Awards shared a glimpse of their superb performance on Twitter.
Just when you thought you couldn't love @OldDominion any more, they gave you THAT performance! Their complete performance and the entire #ACMawards are now streaming on @CBSAllAccess! pic.twitter.com/arGlKf7MCr— ACM Awards (@ACMawards) September 17, 2020
This year, the band was up for five awards including Single and Song of the Year for ‘One Man Band’. They won Song Of The Year and performed a peppy medley of their No. 1 hit songs on stage setting it on fire! "That many nominations feel different, usually we're in the group category," band member Matthew Ramsey shared about the band's many nods. "To be recognized on such a broad spectrum of awards that’s pretty amazing," he added as reported by People.
Nashville based band Old Dominion is a country quintet comprising of members Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Geoff Sprung and Brad Tursi. The group is renowned for blending elements of pop and even hip-hop in their songwriting. Together, they've released two full-length albums ‘Meat and Candy’ in 2015 and ‘Happy Endings’ in 2017.
Their most recent studio album has the singles ‘No Such Thing as a Broken Heart’ (2017) which was number one on the Country Airplay Charts, and ‘Written in the Sand.’ Besides, the band claimed New Vocal Duo/Group of the Year in 2016 and went on to win Group of the Year back to back in 2018 and 2019. Apart from their canyon of work as a band, Ramsey, Rosen, and Tursi have also penned several hit singles for other contemporary country music artists as reported by CBS.
No sooner than the band performed with their light-hearted rendition, the Internet lauded their performance calling it a “killer” act. Some felt their incredible performance made their month. Others expressed how they missed the band perform for long. A fan wrote why they deserve all nominations. “Old Dominion proving once again through their ACM performance why they are 1. My favorite band 2. Deserve every award they are nominated for 3. Are musical geniuses. Also, I miss seeing them live at least once a year.” Another wrote in praise, “It makes me so happy when the radio finally starts playing a song I've been listening to for months.. Old Dominion is killin it.” Another concurred, “Old Dominion trying to play all their songs in one 5 minute set is what I’m here for #ACMawards.” A fan wrote how the performance was incredible, “You just made my day, my week, my month..... ACM performance was incredible! Missed you in Tuscaloosa due to COVID can’t wait to see you again soon.”
@OldDominion proving once again through their @ACMawards performance why they are 1. My favorite band 2. Deserve every award they are nominated for 3. Are musical geniuses.— Danielle (@MsDanielleE) September 17, 2020
Also, I miss seeing them live at least once a year.
It makes me so happy when the radio finally starts playing a song I've been listening to for months.. Old Dominion is killin itttt🔥— jadyn christensen (@jadynn_ann) April 11, 2016
Old Dominion trying to play all their songs in one 5 minute set is what I’m here for #ACMawards— Sam Wilhelms (@swilhelms11) September 17, 2020
@OldDominion You just made my day, my week, my month..... ACM performance was incredible! Missed you in Tuscaloosa due to COVID can’t wait to see you again soon— Kerri (@kerridewitz) September 17, 2020
The other performances at the show had celebrated artists like Taylor Swift, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Dan and Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Morgan Wallen and many more take the stage.