Old Dominion’s song “Young,” written by Songland contestant Katelyn Tarver along with Shane McAnally, and the members of Old Dominion, is featured in a new Jeep commercial, which debuted this week.
Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey said, “Doing the TV show Songland was actually really cool. It was special because we got to do it with our good friend and producer, Shane McAnally. You know, we’ve never really been pitched songs before. We’ve always written every song we put out. So, it was really cool to see these up-and-coming songwriters play some great songs for us. And, you know, see them get an opportunity too.”
He adds, “We remember what it was like to be songwriters just trying to get any opportunity we could so it was cool to be a part of that for them too. It was super tough though to choose songs, they were all so good. I remember the first song, I was like ‘Man, this is going to be hard because a lot of times you get pitched songs, quite honestly, they’re pretty bad. But, you know at this level, to be presented with such great songs just every time- it was pretty amazing.”
NBC’s Songland provides talented up-and-coming songwriters with a one-of-a-kind opportunity to collaborate with visionary music producers who are responsible for today’s biggest hits.