December 5, 2020

Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey Has a Leather Jacket Problem

Since Old Dominion arrived on the country music scene with their hit “Break Up With Him” in 2015, the band has built a reputation as a fun-loving fivesome with catchy sing-along lyrics and campy videos that would make Batman and Robin proud.
Their first full-length album, “Meat and Candy,” was certified gold and described by Entertainment Weekly as a “deceptively smart, occasionally cheeky, stellar debut” that also spawned the hits “Snapback” and “Song for Another Time.”
So it’s a bit surprising when frontman Matthew Ramsey shows up for an interview wearing Saint Laurent jeans and gold boots while dragging a suitcase full of designer clothes. Tucked within are the latest fall looks from Gucci, Givenchy, John Varvatos, Maison Margiela and more — ensembles that he tops off with David Yurman jewelry and a Gucci belt.
“It’s fun to dress up and look good,” he says. “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.”
Within country music, “there’s always a balance that we try to find,” Ramsey adds. “There’s a more familiar relationship with your fans, and the access that you give is important to make them

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