Old Dominion Talk Working With Blake Shelton On “Ain’t Got A Worry”
Old Dominion has become one of the most popular and successful bands in the country genre so it’s no surprise that fellow artists are dropping hints that they want to work with them in the studio.
Matthew Ramsey, Brad Tursi, Trevor Rosen, Geoff Sprung, and Whit Sellers of Old Dominion are the guests on Shawn Parr’s Backstage Country this week. The band took some time to talk with us about the release of their new album, Memory Lane, among other things.
“Yeah, ‘Ain’t Got A Worry’ is actually a song we wrote probably about five years ago. We wrote it on the same trip. We were on the road. We wrote ‘One Man Band’ that weekend and a couple of other songs, and this is a song that was just sitting there on the pile. For whatever reason, we didn’t cut it on that album. So when we were cutting new songs, we found it and we were like, why did we never release this song?” Rosen told Parr on Backstage Country.
Old Dominion joked that Shelton was “begging to be on this song” and they were unsure of whether or not to work with him now that he’s “retired” from The Voice.
“We’ve known Blake for a few years now. He’s been somebody we’ve always looked up to. I mean, he’s a legend and he’s always been very complimentary of us,” Rosen added. “We ran into him at a CMA after-party actually a couple of years ago. And, you know, he was all like, ‘Oh, you guys are my favorite band.’ And we’re like, ‘Well, then when are we going to do a song together?’ It was almost kind of like a joke. And he goes, ‘I don’t know how many more hints I need to drop to y’all.'”
Shelton put his money where his mouth was because he joined the guys in the studio. Old Dominion had sent the country superstar a few songs as options and they landed on “Ain’t Got A Worry.”
You can listen to Old Dominion’s “Aint’ Got A Worry” featuring Blake Shelton below. Click here to find out where to listen to Shawn Parr’s Backstage Country.