Old Dominion is headlining 93.1 WPOC's 2019 Sunday in the Country also featuring Michael Ray, Jordan Davis, Lauren Alaina, Dylan Scott, Jimmie Allen, Brandon Lay and Filmore.
Proving that they are not your average country band, Old Dominion blends old-fashioned country charm, lyrical wit and rock n’ roll grit into radio-friendly, hook-heavy pop nuggets. The band has emerged as one of the hottest breaking bands in country music, fusing clever lyrics and an infectious sound. The group already has several top selling singles under their belts, including the two-week No.1 “Break Up With Him” (PLATINUM), “Snapback” (GOLD) and “Song For Another Time,” which hit No. 1 the on Billboard Country Airplay and MediaBase charts. Old Dominion consists of lead singer Matthew Ramsey, lead guitarist Brad Tursi, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, bassist Geoff Sprung and drummer Whit Sellers.
Michael Ray first entered the country music scene in 2015 when his debut single "Kiss You In The Morning" shot to number 10 on the Billboard Hot Country Charts. Ray released his sophomore album Amos in 2018 and his latest single "One That Got Away" (which was co-written by Old Dominion's Matthew Ramsey) recently hit number one!
Jordan Davis is a Shreveport-born, Nashville-weathered creative soul with his feet firmly planted in two different eras.The imagery in his songs relies on the same specificity behind such classic, lyrically- driven songwriters as John Prine, Jim Croce and Bob McDill. But the tech-tinged production and silvery phrasing in those same songs embodies the genre-defying musicality of such current acts as Eric Church, Sam Hunt and Lady Antebellum. By melding classic lyric-writing with modern musical texture, Davis is similarly staking out his own spot on the creative map. The cool melodies and understated delivery bring you in. The soul in his characters keep you in place. In Jordan Davis’ place.
Georgia native Lauren Alaina captured America’s hearts when she competed on Season 10 of American Idol. In 2017, Lauren followed up her No. 1 debuting first album, Wildflower, with the release of the critically-acclaimed Road Less Traveled. The album landed on multiple end-of-year “Best Of” lists including Billboard, Rolling Stone and Amazon, and it became the top-streamed female country album release of the year.
“You have to work at it if you want it,” the hitmaker says. “You can’t sit back and expect someone else to make it happen for you, you’ve gotta do it yourself.”
Dylan Scott has lived by that mantra his whole life, and lately he’s been rewarded for the effort. With his romantic, PLATINUM-certified #1 hit “My Girl,” GOLD-certified Top 5 smash “Hooked,” and Top 5 breakout album DYLAN SCOTT, he’s transformed real-life experience into chart-topping success, sold out some of the nation’s most famous venues on headline tours, and performed for millions on national TV. And now with his electrifyingNOTHING TO DO TOWN- EP, a new chapter begins – one that proves no matter how far Scott comes, he won’t forget where he started
For breakthrough country artist Jimmie Allen, a simple phrase sums up his view on life and music: Never give up.
A native of Southern Delaware – the region he describes as the “slower, lower” part of the state, and locale of Mercury Lane (the namesake of his debut album) – Allen has carried that mantra with him through good times and bad, whether than meant living in his car or rocking amphitheaters. “I don’t regret the hard times,” he explains about his trials. “I think each thing you go through adds a layer, whether it’s a layer of toughness, perseverance, motivation, or just a layer of wisdom. At the end of the day you come back to what you know, and what’s embedded in you.”
Growing up in Jackson, Tennessee, Brandon Lay lived out the songs of John Mellencamp, Alan Jackson and Bruce Springsteen. He played sports during the day, fixed up cars after school and eventually wrote down his experiences in song, telling not only his story, but the story of other kids raised in small town America. Brandon is expert at detailing the small-town existence in his songwriting. "It was important for me to have a thumbprint on my music as an extension of the songwriting process"
Filmore is a country singer/songwriter who makes what is described as "boundary-free music that is equally at home in the pop or dance worlds as it in in country." The anything but typical Missouri-native, who now calls Nashville home, and who tallies more than 67 millions on-demand streams to-date has been featured on the Bobby Bones Show, CMT and many more (including our own St. Pierre) as an artist to watch in 2019.