Old Dominion’s ‘Coming Home’ Captures the Joy of Reunion After Years on the Road

After years of relentless touring, the award-winning group channeled the joy of “Coming Home” into their latest release.


Madeleine O’Connell

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July 1, 2024


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Old Dominion; Photo by Mason Allen

Old Dominion is sharing their first taste of new music since 2023’s Memory Lane project. With the fresh release titled “Coming Home,” the band delivers the same comfort and relatability that fans have come to love from their songs while touching on a topic they have become far too familiar with. 

As a touring band, Old Dominion is constantly on the road, bringing their lively energy to stages across the country and the world each night. Over the past decade, they have traveled to clubs, arenas, stadiums and amphitheaters via vans, busses, planes, trains, etc., and while the memories they have created with their fans along the way will last a lifetime, their constantly on-the-go lifestyle leaves little room for enjoying the sanctuary of their homes. 

They dig deep into this aspect of their lives on “Coming Home,” which was penned by members Brad Tursi, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, Matthew Ramsey, and Whit Sellers alongside Nashville hitmaker, Shane McAnally. 

Old Dominion - Coming Home
Old Dominion – Coming Home

“I think everyone at some point suffers from that separation desperation,” Matthew Ramsey says. “You’re living your life; you know what you’re doing is totally worth it. But then when you turn the truck, car, bus or airplane home, there’s this energy that sweeps over you – and it feels good.

In honor of the heartwarming message of homecoming, the band opted to make the cover art out of the famous photo of the U.S. Navy sailor sharing a passionate kiss with a woman in the streets of NYC in celebration of his return home from the war. 

Recorded in Nashville, the track illustrates the burning desire for a long-awaited moment of reuniting with the one you love. A mesmerizing string of harmonic solos and toe-tapping guitar strums are illuminated within the empowering background beats that highlight the band’s stand-out vocals as they promise to make the wait worthwhile. 

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“I’m on my way, I’m almost there (Hey)/ I look like hell, baby, but I don’t care/ Pick out your best dress, leave it on the floor/ I’m coming in hot, baby, can’t wait no more/ Yeah, so baby, leave the light on and let your hair down/ I’m your midnight rider, it won’t be long now/ Been driving all night, so Katy, bar the door/ Gonna hold you tight, so hold the phone, gonna kiss you like I’m coming home from war,” the band sings. 

“Coming Home” was officially sent to radio upon its release and now follows a slew of tracks from Old Dominions catalog that leans into that feeling of anticipation and the desire to experience life to the fullest with the people you love, much like they convey in previous releases such as “I Was On A Boat That Day,” “Written In The Sand,” “Break Up With Him,” “Song for Another Time,” “No Hard Feelings,” “Memory Lane” and “Hotel Key.”

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

Old Dominion is currently on the road with a slew of dates left in 2024. Their next stop is scheduled to take place at the Greeley Independence Stampede in Greely, CO on July Many of their upcoming performances will take place at festivals such as Faster Horses Music Festival, Watershed Festival, Coastal Country Jam and more. 

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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.