Old Dominion played a sold-out show at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Tuesday for their special headline concert: “An Evening With Friends.”
Those friends included Kenny Chesney, Kelsea Ballerini, Sam Hunt, and Michael Ray. The gig raised a total of $40K for charity, with half of the proceeds benefitting the Opry Trust Fund and the other half benefitting the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.
Old Dominion front man Matthew Ramsey said, “What an unforgettable night. The Nashville community has given so much to us. Our lives have changed in ways we could never have imagined – so we felt like this show at the Ryman was a great way to start giving back. There was so much love and music and history swirling around. We are beyond proud to be able to raise money and help those who need it – along with help from our friends!”
Kenny surprised the band on stage and had them play “Save It For A Rainy Day,” which was penned by Matthew Ramsey and Brad Tursi and hit Number One for three consecutive weeks. Kelsea joined the band to duet their chart-topping single “Written In The Sand” and her single “I Hate Love Songs,” which was co-written by band member Trevor Rosen. Michael Ray then performed his latest single “The One That Got Away,” which was penned by Matthew and Trevor. Lastly, Sam Hunt performed two songs with the band that included the Number One single “Make You Miss Me,” as well as “Ex To See,” both of which were co-written with Sam by Matthew Ramsey. Old Dominion also performed 19 additional songs during their 120 minute set covering all their Number One hit singles, fan favorites, and debuted two brand new song unreleased songs including “Make It Sweet” and “Smooth Sailing.”