Dustin Lynch

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Dustin Lynch
Dustin Lynch performing in 2015
Dustin Lynch performing in 2015
Background information
Birth nameDustin Charles Lynch
Born (1985-05-14) May 14, 1985 (age 34)
Tullahoma, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
Years active2011–present
LabelsBroken Bow
Websitedustinlynchmusic.com

Dustin Charles Lynch (born May 14, 1985)[1] is an American country music singer and songwriter, signed to Broken Bow Records. Lynch has released three albums and one EP for the label: a self-titled album in 2012, Where It's At in 2014, Current Mood in 2017, and Ridin' Roads in 2019. He has also released eight singles, of which six have reached the No. 1 position on Country Airplay.

Early life and education[edit]

Lynch was born in Tullahoma, Tennessee.[2]

In 2003, Lynch graduated from Tullahoma High School. In 2007, Lynch graduated from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee with a B.S. degree in biology. He said he chose Lipscomb because it is located near the Bluebird Café where he would play and learn the craft of songwriting while attending college.[3][4] Although Lynch said he was interested in going to medical school, he decided to pursue a career in music.[5]

Music career[edit]

Lynch said 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 night and was well received by the audience, so he decided to start a band.[5]

2011–2013: Dustin Lynch[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.[4] 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]

2014–2018: Where It's At, Current Mood and "Good Girl"[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, and the album of the same name was released on September 9, 2014. "Hell of a Night" and "Mind Reader" were released to country radio as the album's second and third singles, both of which also reached number one on the Country Airplay charts.

"Seein' Red" was released on July 11, 2016 as the lead single from Lynch's third studio album Current Mood.[10] It hit number one on the Country Airplay chart for the week dated February 25, 2017. "Small Town Boy" was released on March 20, 2017 as the second single.

In November 2017, Lynch made an appearance at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, performing his hit single "Small Town Boy". On September 18, 2018 he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry.[11]

In May 2018, Lynch released the single "Good Girl".[12]

2019–present: New music[edit]

Lynch released his new EP, Ridin' Roads, on March 8, 2019.[13] Its title track was released to country radio as well. Lynch is also working on a track called “Lisa’s Smile”. The track is inspired by a charity founder Andrew Ortega, for a woman’s love that inspired him to be a better person.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions Sales
US
[14]
US Country
[15]
US
Indie

[16]
AUS
[17]
CAN
[18]
Dustin Lynch 13 1 1
Where It's At
  • Release date: September 9, 2014
  • Label: Broken Bow
8 2 3 23
Current Mood
  • Release date: September 8, 2017
  • Label: Broken Bow
7 2 34 25
Tullahoma
  • Release date: January 17, 2020
  • Label: Broken Bow
  • Formats: CD, digital download
To be released
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Extended plays[edit]

Year Album
2019 Ridin' Roads
  • Release date: March 9, 2019
  • Label: Broken Bow

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Certifications Sales Album
US
[22]
US Country
[23]
US Country Airplay
[24]
CAN
[25]
CAN Country
[26]
2012 "Cowboys and Angels" 40 2 2 64 5 Dustin Lynch
"She Cranks My Tractor" [A] 29 16 37
2013 "Wild in Your Smile" 32 23
2014 "Where It's At" 42 4 1 67 4 Where It's At
"Hell of a Night" 55 7 1 95 8
2015 "Mind Reader" 57 8 1 8
2016 "Seein' Red" 55 5 1 4 Current Mood
2017 "Small Town Boy" 36 2 1 69 1
"I'd Be Jealous Too" 27 34
2018 "Good Girl" 44 8 1 11 Tullahoma
2019 "Ridin' Roads" 88
[44]
18 13 38
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Song Peak chart positions Sales Album
US
Country

[23]
2017 "Love Me or Leave Me Alone" 31 Current Mood

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2012 "Cowboys and Angels"
(acoustic)[47]
Jessica Wardwell
"Cowboys and Angels"[48] Peter Zavadil
"She Cranks My Tractor"[49] Wes Edwards
2014 "Where It's At (Yep, Yep)"[50] Shane Drake
2015 "Hell of a Night"[51] Michael Monaco
2016 "Mind Reader"[52] Mason Dixon
"Seein' Red" Adam Rothlein
2017 "Small Town Boy" Chris Hicky
2018 "Good Girl" Mason Dixon
2019 "Ridin' Roads" Dean Lent

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Result[citation needed]
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 1 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.[29]

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. ^ Shelburne, Craig (September 27, 2012). "Dustin Lynch's College Years Paved the Way for Country Career". CMT News.
  4. ^ a b Dukes, Billy (August 31, 2012). "Dustin Lynch Interview: 'Cowboys and Angels' Singer's Journey Begins and Ends at Home". Taste of Country.
  5. ^ a b McGee, Mark (September 12, 2012). "Where are they now? Dustin Lynch". Lipscomb University Athletic.
  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. ^ Casey, Jim (August 9, 2017). "Dustin Lynch Announces New Album, 'Current Mood,' and Headlining Tour". Nash Country Daily. Retrieved August 10, 2017.
  11. ^ Snapp, Lauryn (September 19, 2018). "Dustin Lynch Is The Grand Ole Opry's Newest Member". iHeart Radio. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  12. ^ Carr, Courtney. "Dustin Lynch Drops Surprise New Single, 'Good Girl' [LISTEN]". The Boot. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
  13. ^ Diehl, Bob. "Dustin Lynch Changes Course on New 'Ridin' Roads' EP". Radio.com. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  14. ^ "Dustin Lynch Chart History – Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  15. ^ "Dustin Lynch Chart History – Country Albums". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  16. ^ "Dustin Lynch Chart History – Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  17. ^ "ARIA Report (Issue #1465)" (PDF). Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  18. ^ "Dustin Lynch Chart History – Canadian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  19. ^ Matt Bjorke (December 27, 2012). "Country Album Chart News For December 27, 2012: Taylor Swift #1; Cassadee Pope Debuts; Christmas Album Sales". Roughstock.[permanent dead link]
  20. ^ Bjorke, Matt (May 1, 2016). "Country Album Charts: Week Of May 2, 2016". Roughstock.
  21. ^ Bjorke, Matt (October 15, 2018). "The Top 10 Country Albums Chart: October 15, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved November 4, 2018.
  22. ^ "Dustin Lynch Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  23. ^ a b "Dustin Lynch Chart History – Hot Country Songs". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  24. ^ "Dustin Lynch Chart History – Country Airplay". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  25. ^ "Dustin Lynch Chart History – Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  26. ^ "Dustin Lynch Chart History – Canada Country". Billboard. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  27. ^ "American single certifications – Dustin Lynch – Cowboys and Angels". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  28. ^ 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. Archived from the original on February 24, 2013. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  29. ^ "Dustin Lynch Chart History: Bubbling Under Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  30. ^ "American single certifications – Dustin Lynch – Where It's At". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  31. ^ Matt Bjorke (October 22, 2014). "The Top 30 Digital Singles: October 22, 2014". Roughstock.com. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  32. ^ "Top 30 Digital Singles - October 22, 2014 - Google Sheets". Docs.google.com. 2014-10-22. Retrieved 2015-04-30.
  33. ^ "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. 
  34. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 28, 2015). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles: September 28, 2015". Roughstock. Sales figure given here
  35. ^ "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. 
  36. ^ Bjorke, Matt (June 14, 2016). "Top 30 Digital Singles Sales Chart: June 13, 2016". Roughstock.
  37. ^ "American single certifications – Dustin Lynch – Seein' Red". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  38. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Dustin Lynch – Seein' Red". Music Canada.
  39. ^ Bjorke, Matt (March 4, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Chart: March 6, 2017". Roughstock.
  40. ^ "American single certifications – Dustin Lynch – Small Town Boy". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  41. ^ "Canadian single certifications – Dustin Lynch – Small Town Boy". Music Canada.
  42. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 9, 2018). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Sales Chart: January 9, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  43. ^ Bjorke, Matt (January 15, 2019). "Top 30 Digital Singles: January 15, 2019". RoughStock. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  44. ^ @billboardcharts (November 15, 2019). "Debuts on this week's #Hot100 (2/2)" (Tweet). Retrieved November 16, 2019 – via Twitter. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  45. ^ Bjorke, Matt (November 6, 2019). "Top 30 Digital Country Downloads Chart". Roughstock. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  46. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 24, 2017). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Sales Chart: September 25, 2017". Roughstock.
  47. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dustin Lynch : Cowboys and Angels (Acoustic Version)". Country Music Television. Retrieved February 7, 2012.
  48. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dustin Lynch : Cowboys and Angels". Country Music Television. Retrieved April 27, 2012.
  49. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dustin Lynch : She Cranks My Tractor". Country Music Television. Retrieved November 8, 2012.
  50. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dustin Lynch : Where It's At". Country Music Television. Retrieved June 11, 2014.
  51. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dustin Lynch : Hell of a Night". Country Music Television. Retrieved May 6, 2015.
  52. ^ "CMT : Videos : Dustin Lynch : Mind Reader". Country Music Television. Retrieved March 25, 2016.

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