Old Dominion Bestows ‘Lord’ & ‘Lady’ Titles Upon Road Crew

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I Knight Thee Lord/Lady Road Warrior: Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey holds the Scottish Royal Titles the band bestowed upon their road crew on April 22 at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. (Photo: Courtesy The Oriel Co.)

Most everyone in the live industry knows how incredibly valuable a quality road crew is to an artist’s touring success; Old Dominion, the four-time CMA and five-time ACM reigning Group of the Year, took that appreciation to another level. The band, who are currently touring with superstar Kenny Chesney, surprised their crew with certificates legally bestowing upon them the titles of Lords, and one Lady, of Scotland.

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The unexpected tribute came just as the five-piece was set to take the stage at Tampa Bay’s Raymond James Stadium on April 22, the opening night of Chesney’s “Here and Now 2022 Tour” currently playing stadiums.

“You are officially Lords and Ladies, said Old Dominion front man Matthew Ramsey in a video posted on the band’s social media, “the only crew I believe anywhere that owns a square foot of land in Scotland.”

“We love our road family so much,” the band said on their social media, “they inspire and drive us every day to be the best entertainers we can, they really run the show.”

Last Thursday (April 21), a few days before their show at Raymond James Stadium, the band played a pop-up show at Tampa’s Crowbar. There, Chesney sat in with the band on his song, “Save It for a Rainy Day,” written by Old Dominion’s Ramsey and Brad Tursi along with Andrew Dorff.

Chesney’s “Here and Now Tour,” featuring Old Dominion, Dan + Shay and Carly Pearce, runs through August 27.