Kansas State Fair
One of the largest and most entertaining state events, the Kansas State Fair is a must-see festival with a whole lot of exciting competitions, homemade craft exhibitions, carnival rides and more. The Old Dominion will perform at the Grandstand on September 13, 2015 alongside the renowned country crooner Sam Hunt. The event takes place every year on the Friday following Labor Day for a period of ten days at the Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas. Visitors will have fun watching the mesmerizing cattle shows, taking part in family- friendly activities, checking out the fascinating artifacts including the famous butter sculpture. Beginning on September 11 and ending on September 20, the event has become all the more special for country music fans. The crowd can enjoy mouth-watering food delights alongside the most soulful singing performances by up-and-coming country stars like the Old Dominion.
Stars in the Making
Named after the home state Virginia, Old Dominion is a group of talented friends and songwriters who started off at Nashville to make a career out of their passion. Lead vocalist Matthew Ramsey had been playing solo when he bumped into bassist Geoff Sprung and drummer Whit Sellers. The trio was later introduced to guitarists Trevor Rosen and Brad Tursi and the five blessed artists began writing and singing songs whenever and wherever they got the chance. The five-piece performed extensively on the Nashville music scene, doing gigs and writing songs for famous country singers. The band wrote songs for artist like Craig Morgan, The Band Perry, Chris Young and Dierks Bentley. Brad Tursi also had writing spells with the famous Kenny Chesney, the ABC musical show “Nashville” and the Randy Rogers Band. Not many fans know that Matthew Ramsey masterminded Luke Bryan’s “Goodbye Girl” and wrote Band Perry’s famous ballad “Chainsaw”.
The fivesome released their breakout song “Dirt on a Road” that became a smash hit on radio after Sirius XM’s popular satellite country radio channel The Highway started playing it on rotation. The song became an instant country sensation after fans started giving ecstatic responses to the band’s live performances. Radio programmer John Marks followed with launching the group’s second song “Shut Me Up” in June 2014 and the track garnered exceptional responses from music lovers. The song had a staggering 2 million online streams in just a few weeks and its music video also featured country artist Whitney Duncan. The track became the lead single of their eponymous debut EP that hit the Country Albums chart at the 33rd slot, selling a total of 1000 copies. The band released another single “Break Up With Him” in 2015 and the track immediately impressed fans with its rock tinge and hip-hop lyrics.
Old Dominion in Action
Get ready to catch the up-and-coming Old Dominion band in the entertainment filled environment at the Kansas State Fair. Although the band still hasn’t revealed its plans to release an album, it won’t be long before a full-blown studio collection hits the shelves. Considering the pace at which the quintet has bagged acclaims and ovations, it surely is going to be the breakout band for the year 2015. The bidding country ensemble snagged a coveted side act at Kenny Chesney’s “The Big Revival Tour” in May 2015 and is slated to open at Case Rice’s upcoming “Ignite The Night Tour”. Head to the fairgrounds in Hutchinson and enjoy your weekend with the bidding country stars in action.