ACM and CMA-Award Winners to Host 4-Hour July 4th Weekend Music Special
NEW YORK, NY – June 13, 2019 – Along with fireworks, pool parties, barbecues, and the beach, Westwood One is celebrating Independence Day with its annual Celebrate the USA holiday music special. RCA Records’ multi-platinum band Old Dominion will host this year’s all-star birthday party for America.
Westwood One’s holiday music specials, with Country’s biggest and brightest star hosts, have become a welcome tradition with hundreds of programmers, millions of listeners, and local advertisers.
Old Dominion – featuring lead singer Matthew Ramsey, lead guitarist Brad Tursi, multi-instrumentalist Trevor Rosen, bassist Geoff Sprung, and drummer Whit Sellers — has invited some of their all-star friends to help with the playlist and share their July 4th memories, from Kenny Chesney, Luke Bryan, and Florida Georgia Line to Jason Aldean, Thomas Rhett, and many more. The special will also include some of Old Dominion’s biggest hits, including their new single “One Man Band.”
Proving that they are not your average country band, Old Dominion blends lyrical wit, and rock‘n’roll grit into radio-friendly, hook-heavy pop nuggets. Old Dominion’s latest single “Make It Sweet” reached No. 1 on Billboard Airplay and Mediabase charts, marking the Platinum-selling country quintet’s seventh No. 1. The band recently released new songs for their eager audience including “One Man Band” and the reflective “Some People Do.” By the end of 2018, Old Dominion performed 136 shows and crossed 1.5 million fan impressions within 365 days. Those gigs encompassed their own arena tour, sold-out European and Canadians runs, dozens of festivals, and opening for Kenny Chesney on his summer stadium and arena tour. And they are keeping that fertile ground-swell going in 2019 with their headlining “Make It Sweet” arena tour including recently added fall dates and a European leg in October. They won back-to-back ACM Group of the Year honors (2018, 2019) and took home the award for Vocal Group of the Year at “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards.”
Stations can air Westwood One’s Celebrate the USA with Old Dominion any time Thursday, July 4, 2019 through Sunday, July 7, 2019, between 6:00 am and 12 midnight. For more information, contact Country@WestwoodOne.com.
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