Dustin Lynch

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Dustin Lynch
Dustin Lynch in concert 2015.jpg
Dustin Lynch performing in 2015
Background information
Birth name Dustin Charles Lynch
Born (1985-05-14) May 14, 1985 (age 31)[1]
Origin Tullahoma, Tennessee, United States[2]
Genres Country
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active 2011–present
Labels Broken Bow
Associated acts
Website dustinlynchmusic.com

Dustin Charles Lynch (born May 14, 1985) is an American country music singer and songwriter, signed to Broken Bow Records.

Early life[edit]

Dustin Lynch, a native of Tullahoma, Tennessee, attended Tullahoma High School and graduated in 2003. He started playing guitar when he was around 8 or 9 but soon abandoned it, and then picked it up again at 15. When he was 16, he performed at the Bluebird Café in Nashville on an open mic nights and was well received by the audience, so he decided to start a band.[3] Lynch moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2003 where he studied Biology and Chemistry at Lipscomb University. According to Lynch, he chose Lipscomb because it is located near the Bluebird Café where he would play and learn the craft of songwriting while at college.[4][5] He gained a B.S. degree in biology in 2007, and although he was interested in going to medical school, he decided to pursue a career in music.[3]

Music career[edit]

Dustin Lynch in 2013

Lynch was first signed to Valory Music Group, and when one of its executives left to join Broken Bow Records, Lynch followed and signed with Broken Bow Records in late 2011.[5]

2012: Dustin Lynch[edit]

He released his debut single, "Cowboys and Angels" in January 2012. Lynch wrote the song with Josh Leo and Tim Nichols.[6] That same month, Country Weekly began streaming his songs on its website.[7]

The self-titled debut album, Dustin Lynch, was released in August 2012 and reached number one on the Top Country Albums chart.[8] The album's second single, "She Cranks My Tractor", became his second top 20 hit in early 2013. It was followed by "Wild in Your Smile", which made the top 30.

Lynch also co-wrote James Wesley's 2013 single "Thank a Farmer".[9]

2014: Where It's At[edit]

In early 2014, Lynch released his fourth single and the lead single from his second album, "Where It's At (Yep, Yep)". It became his first number one single on the Country Airplay chart in September 2014. The album's second single, "Hell of a Night", was released to country radio on November 3, 2014.

The album Where's It's At was released on September 9, 2014, and the album's third single, "Mind Reader", was released to country radio on September 28, 2015.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US Country
[10]
US
[11]
US
Indie

[12]
CAN
[13]
Dustin Lynch 1 13 1
Where It's At
  • Release date: September 9, 2014
  • Label: Broken Bow
2 8 3 23
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Sales Album
US Country
[16]
US Country Airplay
[17]
US
[18]
CAN Country
[19]
CAN
[20]
2012 "Cowboys and Angels" 2 2 40 64 Dustin Lynch
"She Cranks My Tractor" 29 16 [A] 37
2013 "Wild in Your Smile" 32 23
2014 "Where It's At (Yep, Yep)" 4 1 42 4 67 Where It's At
"Hell of a Night" 7 1 55 8 95
2015 "Mind Reader" 8 1 57 8
2016 "Seein' Red"A 10 8 69 15 TBD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
  • ACurrent single.

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2012 "Cowboys and Angels"
(acoustic)[32]
Jessica Wardwell
"Cowboys and Angels"[33] Peter Zavadil
"She Cranks My Tractor"[34] Wes Edwards
2014 "Where It's At (Yep, Yep)"[35] Shane Drake
2015 "Hell of a Night"[36] Michael Monaco
2016 "Mind Reader"[37] Mason Dixon
"Seein' Red" Adam Rothlein

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result
2012 American Country Awards Single of the Year: New Artist – "Cowboys and Angels" Nominated
Music Video of the Year: New Artist – "Cowboys and Angels" Nominated
2013 CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year – "Cowboys and Angels" Nominated
2014 Academy of Country Music Awards Top New Artist of the Year Nominated

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "She Cranks My Tractor" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 3 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dustin Lynch Rides High With "Cowboys and Angels"". CMT.com. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  2. ^ "Biography". Archived from the original on April 9, 2012. Retrieved April 18, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b McGee, Mark (September 12, 2012). "Where are they now? Dustin Lynch". Lipscomb University Athletic. 
  4. ^ Shelburne, Craig (September 27, 2012). "Dustin Lynch's College Years Paved the Way for Country Career". CMT News. 
  5. ^ a b Dukes, Billy (August 31, 2012). "Dustin Lynch Interview: 'Cowboys and Angels' Singer's Journey Begins and Ends at Home". Taste of Country. 
  6. ^ "Broken Bow Records Introduces Dustin Lynch". Broken Bow Records. January 17, 2012. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Meet Dustin Lynch". Country Weekly. January 18, 2012. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  8. ^ Betts, Stephen L. (August 30, 2012). "Dustin Lynch Scores No. 1 Debut Album!". The Boot. 
  9. ^ Dauphin, Chuck (27 May 2013). "James Wesley Sets Up Debut Album With 'Thank a Farmer'". Billboard. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  10. ^ "Dustin Lynch Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Dustin Lynch Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Dustin Lynch Album & Song Chart History - Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 30, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Dustin Lynch Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 18, 2014. 
  14. ^ Matt Bjorke (December 27, 2012). "Country Album Chart News For December 27, 2012: Taylor Swift #1; Cassadee Pope Debuts; Christmas Album Sales". Roughstock. 
  15. ^ Bjorke, Matt (May 1, 2016). "Country Album Charts: Week Of May 2, 2016". Roughstock. 
  16. ^ "Dustin Lynch Album & Song Chart History - Country Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Dustin Lynch Album & Song Chart History - Country Airplay". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Dustin Lynch Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved April 17, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Dustin Lynch Album & Song Chart History - Canada Country". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 20, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Dustin Lynch Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 16, 2012. 
  21. ^ "American singles certifications – Dustin Lynch – Cowboys and Angels". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select ', then click SEARCH
  22. ^ Bjorke, Matt (2013-02-20). "Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles: The Week of February 20, 2013: Hunter Hayes "Wanted #1; Carrie Underwood Places Two Hits In Top 5". RoughStock.com. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  23. ^ "Search result > Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 22, 2016. 
  24. ^ "American singles certifications – Dustin Lynch – Where It's At". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select ', then click SEARCH
  25. ^ Matt Bjorke (October 22, 2014). "The Top 30 Digital Singles: October 22, 2014". Roughstock.com. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  26. ^ "Top 30 Digital Singles - October 22, 2014 - Google Sheets". Docs.google.com. 2014-10-22. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  27. ^ "American single certifications – Dustin Lynch – Hell of a Night". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  28. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 28, 2015). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles: September 28, 2015". Roughstock.  Sales figure given here
  29. ^ "American single certifications – Dustin Lynch – Mind Reader". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH
  30. ^ Bjorke, Matt (June 14, 2016). "Top 30 Digital Singles Sales Chart: June 13, 2016". Roughstock. 
  31. ^ Bjorke, Matt (December 19, 2016). "Top 30 Digital Singles Chart: December 19, 2016". Roughstock. 
  32. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dustin Lynch : Cowboys and Angels (Acoustic Version)". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 7, 2012. 
  33. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dustin Lynch : Cowboys and Angels". Country Music Television. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 
  34. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dustin Lynch : She Cranks My Tractor". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 8, 2012. 
  35. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dustin Lynch : Where It's At". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 11, 2014. 
  36. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dustin Lynch : Hell of a Night". Country Music Television. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  37. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dustin Lynch : Mind Reader". Country Music Television. Retrieved March 25, 2016.