Brad Tursi Scores Again

Old Dominion has a new honor.

But it’s the same as the old one.

Earlier this week, the 5-man band was named Vocal Group of the Year, at the 53rd annual Country Music Association awards.

Old Dominion won it last year too. Both times the ceremony was held in Nashville, where the band is based.

Nashville — nearly 1,000 miles from Westport — is the adopted hometown of Old Dominion lead guitarist Brad Tursi.

Brad Tursi

He got his start right here. At Staples High School, the 1997 graduate was known primarily as a soccer star. His 1996 team reached the state finals.

He always loved music though, and since college has made his mark on the country scene. Besides his current group, Tursi has written songs for other country artists.

Old Dominion is for real. They were named Sirius XM Breakthrough Artist of the Year in 2015. Through albums, EPs and constant touring, they’ve developed a strong, loyal fan base.

Their third album — titled “Old Dominion” — was released last month. It debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.

Their new single — “One Man Band” — is climbing up the Billboard Hot 100. Old Dominion performed that song at the CMA Awards.

Unlike Nashville, Westport may not be a hotbed of country music.

But we sure are proud of one man, in that one band.

(Hat tip: Jeff Lea)

8 responses to “Brad Tursi Scores Again

  1. Oh Dan I love the article, I’ll send to Brad !

  2. Congrats to Brad, who was no stranger to awards at Staples, having been a member of two FCIAC championship squads at Staples and having attained all-FCIAC honors.

  3. So proud of and happy for a good friend of my kids! Congrats to him, the band and to his mom!

  4. Great going Brad! Some wonderful journey you are on!

  5. It’s no wonder they are #1!

  6. Love love love Old Dominion – Hoping this Christmas to score tickets to see them when they tour with Kenny Chesney.
    PS Dan, their newest single is “Some People Do” rising the charts on Sirius XM, The Highway.

  7. Frannie Southworth

    Love that song!!! So great! Continued success to Brad and the band!

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