Old Dominion Talk On Recording with Gladys Knight For New Album: “She Was So Gracious”

Old Dominion’s new album, “Time, Tequila & Therapy”, hits stores on Oct. 8th and it includes a duet with the legendary Gladys Knight.

How did that come about? Matthew Ramsey told Billboard, “As we were writing ‘Lonely Side of Town’, it became this mix of Motown and maybe the Eagles.  Then as we’re listening down to the track, it was just screaming for some collaboration.

“We thought about [soul icon] Gladys Knight, so we asked the studio manager if they knew her.”  Not only did the studio manager know her, but they’re good friends. Gladys was on-board.  He adds, quote, “She was so gracious.”

“She talked about how much she loves country music, and made us see that her biggest songs are really country songs at heart.  And there was no producing Gladys Knight . . . we just let her sing and do her thing.  It was amazing to watch.”

Old Dominion shared a clip of Gladys and Matthew in the studio recording the song together.