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All Quotes by author - Matthew Ramsey
" A band in our position, we have a first impression to make. We don't want to come out of the gate and make people sad. I think we consciously made that choice to keep it happy and up. "
" As writers, you spend so long trying to build your cred as a writer, and then everything comes together at the same time: your artist career happens when your songwriter career is, too. "
" Everyone wants the same thing in this band, so we definitely respect each other. I mean, all of us have had hit songs, so it's a band full of people who really know what they're talking about, so you have to respect that even when you think something you have might be great, and they go, 'Man, it's not as great as you think it is.' "
" Fashion is a way to separate yourself - to make a statement about who you are and that you're different. "
" For me, 'I Can't Make You Love Me' is one of the most brilliantly-written songs ever. "
" Honestly, with pop and rock and things, artists are from all over the place, so they're kind of isolated. The city of Nashville helps create the camaraderie. Everyone moves there for the same reason. "
" I can't imagine being a girl out there on the road. We can throw a hat on and stink. Girls have to do their hair. "
" I definitely wear a lot of Tom Ford jackets on stage. "
" I get excited about a crowd that likes our kind of music. "
" I love art in general - architecture, anything creative. "
" I'm a huge Lionel Richie fan, and sometimes we actually listen to Lionel Richie on the bus. "
" In a certain sense, every time you sit down to write a song, there's a fear that you've forgotten how to do it. "
" In the end, yes, I'm the singer of Old Dominion, but we're a band of great singers and great musicians, and we just respect each other so much. "
" I think it's natural for people to see a band and imagine themselves as part of that. That's what I grew up fantasizing about, looking at posters of bands on my wall. There is an allure to a band. "
" I think that's one of the hardest parts as an artist, and creating a career, is the song is what is gonna lead you there. So it's hard to find great songs. "
" I think that's the great thing for us - we're a band full of songwriters, and we're capable of writing all kinds of songs. "
" It really wasn't until I realized that country music had a whole underworld of songwriters that I dug into it. "
" It's a huge deal for us to have our own headlining tour and our name on the ticket. "
" It's easy to get squashed down in this business, for sure. Nashville can definitely train you to not get too excited. "
" It's fun to dress up and look good. And it's fun to try on clothes and wear a different jacket every night. It also helps you on stage to feel like you belong there. "
" It's pretty cool to see, like, from town to town, how different the crowds are. "
" It's very rewarding to know that people respect what you do. "
" Our sound is different because it's who we are as a band. "
" Personally, my favorite 'meat' song is 'We Got It Right.' As soon as it comes on, it transports me to a different place. And I'm really proud of our performance in the studio on that one. "
" SiriusXM has been an unbelievable way for us to share music. Songs move a lot faster there than they do on terrestrial, so hopefully we can continue to partner with satellite radio as a way to share as much music as possible with our fans. "
" Sometimes when you're writing a song, it's work, and you really have to make sure you're kind of pounding out every little piece of it. And then sometimes you write a song, and you turn around and you go, 'How did we do that?' "
" Sometimes you can gauge the excitement of the rest of the band. If I'm bringing a song in and they're excited, then I'll hold on to that one. But there are times where it's like, 'Eh, I don't really like that one,' and we have to send that one on. "
" 'Still Writing Songs About You' - that one hits me every time. For some reason, I really feel that song every time we play it. I just love the sound of it, and I feel like everybody probably has that person that they never fully forget or never can get past. "
" That's the challenge as a songwriter is that there's only so many things people want to hear about, and relationships is just one of those things. "
" The first time we went to the ACMs, no one really knew who we were. "
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