The news comes on the heels of an outstanding week of accomplishments for Dustin Lynch’s debut single, “Cowboys and Angels,” the sweeping, lyrical epic which Lynch wrote alongside GRAMMY-winning songwriter Tim Nichols and chart-topping songwriter/ producer Josh Leo.
This week, “Cowboys and Angels,” soared into the Top 15 on the Mediabase Country Radio chart as well as landed at #8 on the Billboard Heatseekers Songs Chart.
Additionaly, the official lyric video for the visually stunning, romantic ballad
surpassed ONE MILLION views on YouTube – a milestone for the rising star that Billboard magazine has lauded as one of the "Most Anticipated Debuts of 2012."
Dustin Lynch also earned his first #1 last week when “Cowboys and Angels” became the #1 CMT Ringtone. “Cowboys and Angels” continues to grow on the sales chart as well, having sold more than 10k downloads for the past 12 consecutive weeks, with over 25k singles sold the last four. In fact, the single surpassed a quarter of a million cumulative sales this week.
Lynch’s distinctively deep, emotional vocals are showcased throughout the album – an album that embodies his unique perspectives growing up and people watching in the small town of Tullahoma, TN. 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.
DUSTIN LYNCH Official Track Listing:
1. “She Cranks My Tractor” — (Dustin Lynch, Brett Beavers, Tim Nichols)
2. “Waiting” — (Justin Weaver, Dustin Lynch, Kelly Archer)
3. “Cowboys and Angels” – (Dustin Lynch, Josh Leo, Tim Nichols)
4. “Wild in Your Smile” — (Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip, Marv Green)
5. “Last Lap” — (Dustin Lynch, Kelly Archer, Justin Weaver)
6. “Sittin’ Pretty” — (John Edwards, Jason Sever, Steve Bogard)
7. “Yeah Yeah Yeah” — (Phil Barton, Jaron Boyer, Rodney Clawson)
8. “Rock You Sweet” — (Dustin Lynch, Jason Sever, Tim Nichols, Brett Beavers)
9. “Unwind It” – (Dustin Lynch, Brett Beavers, Jim Beavers)
10. “Hurricane” — (Steve Bogard, Dustin Lynch, Jason Sever, Will Doughty)
11. “Dancing in the Headlights” — (Josh Leo, Tim Nichols, Dustin Lynch)
12. “Name On It” – (Dustin Lynch, Justin Weaver, Kelly Archer)
BONUS TRACK: “Your Plan” – (Dustin Lynch)
UPCOMING DUSTIN LYNCH TOUR STOPS INCLUDE:
DATE VENUE CITY
June 29 Fourth Street Live! Louisville, KY
July 3 Brookhaven Amphitheater Selden, NY
July 4 Berkley Park Kansas City, MO
July 5 Cowboy’s Saloon Davie, FL
July 7 Times Union Center Albany, NY
July 8 Ripken Stadium Aberdeen, MD
July 11 Whiskey River Jacksonville, FL
July 14 Coolray Field Lawrenceville, GA
July 20 Joe’s Bar Chicago, IL
July 21 Meskwaki Bingo Casino Tampa, IA
July 28 Christmas Hill Park Gilroy, CA
August 4 Headwaters Park Fort Wayne, MI
There’s one press release with a whole lot of Dustin Lynch news. I’m a big fan of this kid already – I think “Cowboys and Angels” turned most of us into an instant Dustin Lynch fan. I’m definitely ooking forward to his debut CD!