Old Dominion Host ‘An Evening with Friends’ at Historic Ryman Auditorium

The event brought out some of Nashville’s biggest stars, all while benefitting the Opry Trust Fund and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation.

When you make your headlining debut at any iconic venue, it’s a big deal. But when you headline Mother Church in the heart of Music City, its a really big deal.

CMA Vocal Group of the Year nominees Old Dominion did just that on Tuesday night (September 18) for a very special performance benefitting the Opry Trust Fund and the Ryan Seacrest Foundation. The concert was far from ordinary, as the fans in attendance were treated to a performance not only from the band, but also from surprise guests.

Per usual, Old Dominion killed it on stage with stunning guitar solos, performing their sing-a-long hits like “Snapback,” “No Such Thing As A Broken Heart,” “Written in the Sand,” and “Hotel Key.” About halfway into their jam-packed set, the guys addressed the milestone of headlining the Ryman and brought some of their celebrity friends on-stage to commemorate it. From Michael Ray and Kelsea Ballerini to Kenny Chesney and Sam Hunt, the amount of talent in one place was SO inspiring.

Sam Hunt and Matthew Ramsey of Old Dominion perform at the Ryman Auditorium on September 18, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee.
(Sept. 17, 2018 – Source: Jason Kempin/Getty Images via ZIMBIO)

Aside from just being in the same room as all these stand out artists, our favorite moment of the night had to be when Old Dominion sang “Make You Miss Me” with Sam Hunt. Aside from both being in the ‘biz and living in Nashville, OD’s lead vocalist Matt Ramsey and Hunt have been friends way before fame. It was so sweet to see the guys share a quick bro hug and this special moment together!

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.