Old Dominion Readies New ‘Memory Lane’ EP

The eight-track collection will feature five previously released tunes and three unreleased anthems.


Madeleine O’Connell

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May 31, 2023


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Old Dominion; Photo by Mason Allen

Old Dominion is expected to unveil a brand-new EP titled Memory Lane on June 23, 2023, via Columbia Nashville/Sony Music Nashville.

The eight-track collection will feature five previously released tunes including the band’s Memory Lane (Sampler) and their newest single, “I Should Have Married You.” Plus, Fans will get to hear three unreleased anthems namely, “Some Horses,” “Love Drunk and Happy,” and “How Good Is That.”

The band kicked off the year with the release of the Memory Lane (Sampler) that featured the title track as well as additional tracks: “Ain’t Got A Worry,” “Freedom Like You” and “Easier Said With Rum.” These fan favorites have already racked up over 60 million streams and counting. 

Their sentimental title track takes listeners back to those times when the happiest of memories were first created. The dynamic vocals make for a comforting outlet with its optimistic melody and dreamy tendencies that act as an undeniably sound addition to the band’s catalog.

“Sometimes, when I’m feeling overwhelmed, or missing someone, or maybe just feel a little nostalgic, there are places in my mind I can go that are full of memories of simpler times. It’s a location, or a person, or a feeling that will always live in my memories and I can close my eyes and transport myself there anytime I want and experience it all again,” explained Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey. “I think we all have that time in our life that will remain forever perfect in our hearts. Sometimes we wish we could just stay there and never leave.”

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“Memory Lane” was most recently proceeded by Old Dominion’s “I Should Have Married You,” which has only added to the excitement surrounding their next project. The track was written and produced by Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Geoff Sprung and Brad Tursi alongside award-winning songwriter Shane McAnally.

Through their bright harmonies and cheerful spirit, the Reigning ACM Group of the Year and CMA Vocal Group of the Year reflects on being “young and stupid” and letting that one special person get away instead of stepping up to the plate and popping the big question. 

“If I hadn’t been so young and stupid / Yeah, I let somebody beat me to it / Don’t know what you got until you lose it / Guess I blew it, baby / I should have married you,” they deliver in the breezy chorus. “That’s just the way it goes / I should’ve seen it through / I should’ve let you know / I should’ve said, “I do” / Back when I still had the chance, yeah / I should have married you.”

Since January, Old Dominion has been touring across the country playing high-energy shows in sold-out arenas to thousands of excited fans as part of their No Bad Vibes Tour.

The “No Hard Feelings” singers recently announced that the highly-acclaimed trek will extend with 30+ additional arenas nationwide.

“When we said we were back, we meant it. 🏝️ Keeping the good vibes rolling with new arena shows and special guests through the fall,” Old Dominion wrote in their announcement on social media. 

Old Dominion recently returned to the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO for a sold-out two-night show. For their first appearance at the legendary venue since 2019, they welcomed 18+K fans and presented several surprise guests including Edwin McCain and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning.

While on-site, the band also presented a $20,000 donation to ACM Lifting Lives alongside Molson Coors Beverage Company VP full strength spirits David Coors and his wife, Molly. ACM Lifting Lives serves as the philanthropic partner of the Academy of Country Music which aims to improve lives through the power of music. The donation reflected ticket proceeds from their May 12 Unplugged & Chill acoustic performance at Texas Live! in Arlington, TX. 

Old Dominion; Photo by Mason Allen
Old Dominion; Photo by Mason Allen

Next, they will kick off the new round of dates on September 7 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, MI, and make stops in cities including Milwaukee, WI, Pittsburgh, PA, Belmont Park, NY, Charleston, SC, and many more before wrapping up at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on December 15. 

For the extended leg of their U.S. trek, the critically-acclaimed group will be joined by a slew of special guests on select dates including Priscilla Block, Adam Doleac, Kylie Morgan, Jameson Rodgers, Niko Moon, Kassi Ashton, Tyler Hubbard, Chase Rice and Kip Moore.

With tickets on sale now, new tour stops include TD Garden in Boston, MA; State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA; Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, CA; and Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN.

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.