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Local boy has very good week in country music

Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 12:52 pm

An area boy is about to make it big on the country music scene.

Dustin Lynch – who grew up just 15 miles down the road in Tullahoma – is having a very good week.

His debut single, Cowboys and Angels, soared into the Top 15 on both the Billboard and Mediabase Country Radio chart as well as landing in the Top 5 on the Billboard Heatseekers Songs Chart.

Lynch is currently #1 on the MTV Music Meter (officially making him the #1 most buzzed-about artist across all genres) and has earned over three million views on YouTube/VEVO – a milestone for the rising star that Billboard magazine has lauded as one of the “Most Anticipated Debuts of 2012.”

His self-titled debut album drops on August 21.

Dustin Lynch also earned his first #1 when, Cowboys and Angels recently became the #1 CMT Ringtone.

The song continues to grow on the sales chart with over 400,000 downloads sold to-date and is quickly nearing GOLD Sales Status.

Produced by Brett Beavers (Dierks Bentley) and Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley), the self-titled debut album will include 13 tracks, 10 of which were written or co-written by Lynch.

His distinctively deep, emotional vocals are showcased throughout the album – an album that embodies his unique perspectives growing up in Tullahoma. As both an artist and songwriter, Lynch was greatly influenced in his youth by the famed “Class of ‘89” comprised of such stalwart country singers as Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and Clint Black.

From the clever, farm-life double entendre of, “She Cranks My Tractor,” to the regretful longing of a rambler who has seen the error of his ways in, “Waiting,” these influences are evident in Lynch’s vocal, lyric and melodic delivery.

Lynch’s lyrical observations are thoughtful, keen and often deeply personal. The rising star nostalgically waxes poetic on, “Hurricane,” a sweeping power ballad about a whirlwind romance in which he sings “It’s a hell of a ride / if you can just survive the pain/ that’s the thing about a hurricane.”

In, “Last Lap,” Lynch describes the Friday night pastime that was a way of life growing up in his hometown – cruising the strip, burning tires, cranking up the tunes, hollering at girls and switching cars at the red lights. In, “Sittin’ Pretty,” Lynch sings the story of a Country boy who has landed the prettiest girl in his small town and is taking her for a spin in his old pick-up for the very first time.

From stories about small town life and escaping from the rat race, to crackerjack up-tempo party anthems, to songs about young love, first times and unrequited heartbreak, Dustin Lynch’s self-titled debut album tells a universal story from start to finish.

He’ll play in Nashville at 12th and Porter this coming Monday. On Sept. 29 he’ll return to Tullahoma for a set at the 41A Music Festival. •

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