The James River High School gym was converted into a concert venue for Sunday night’s Nashville Night with Matthew Ramsey and four other songwriters. Old Dominion’s band crew transformed the gym Sunday and had the gear dismantled and loaded back in a tractor-trailer right after the concert.
Photo by Ed McCoy

Ramsey, the lead singer in the country music band Old Dominion, was again joined by four other songwriters (including one fellow Old Dominion member) who now have their roots in Nashville where they have provided the country music world with a number of top country songs, including several No. 1 hits.

The concert was first organized to raise money for the Buchanan Area Ministerial Association’s Food Pantry, and as the songwriters’ and Old Dominion’s  popularity have grown since the first concert in Buchanan Theatre in 2011, so have the proceeds from the concerts— to the point that Ramsey announced Sunday night the formation of the My Hometown Fund that will be administered through the Foundation of the Roanoke Valley.

“We’ve already raised about $50,000,” Ramsey told the crowd. “The money’s going right to the community and…



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