Dustin Lynch

Dustin Charles Lynch (born May 14, 1985) is an American country music singer and songwriter, signed to Broken Bow Records. Lynch has released four 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. A fourth album, Tullahoma, was released in January of 2020. He has also released eleven singles, of which seven have reached the No. 1 position on Country Airplay.

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.

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

 

The self-titled debut album, Dustin Lynch, was released in August 2012 and reached number one on the Top Country Albums chart. 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”.

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.

After being raised in Detroit, Franklin relocated in the 1960s to New York City, where she lived until moving to Los Angeles in the mid-1970s. She eventually settled in Encino, Los Angeles, where she lived until 1982. She then returned to the Detroit suburb of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, to be close to her ailing father and siblings. Franklin maintained a residence there until her death. Following an incident in 1984, she cited a fear of flying that prevented her from traveling overseas; she performed only in North America afterwards.

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