Broken Bow Records star DUSTIN LYNCH is still pulling in big-time accolades for his record-setting smash “Small Town Boy,” snagging his first-ever Billboard Music Awards nomination in the coveted Top Country Song category.
A PLATINUM-certified, four-week #1, “Small Town Boy” marks the Tullahoma, TN native’s third million-selling track and incredible fifth #1 in a row, continuing a red-hot streak that began in 2014. The passionate, slow-burning anthem dominated Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, earning the largest single-week audience in 2017. It has now been streamed on-demand more than 200 million times in the U.S. alone – the largest streaming total of Lynch’s already stellar career and more proof that he’s a superstar on the rise.
“Small Town Boy” was written by Rhett Akins (recently crowned ACM Songwriter of the Year), Ben Hayslip and Kyle Fishman, and was produced by Zach Crowell. It appears on Lynch’s third album, CURRENT MOOD, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart in September 2017.
The 2018 Billboard Music Awards will air live on NBC May 20 at 8 p.m. ET, taking over the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for three hours of spectacular music and awards commemorating 60 years of Billboard charts.
Lynch recently wrapped his first trip to Australia, where he performed at the sold-out CMC Rocks QLD Festival and opened for Luke Bryan’s WHAT MAKES YOU COUNTRY TOUR in Sydney and Melbourne. He’s currently on the road as the featured supporting artist on Brad Paisley’s WEEKEND WARRIOR WORLD TOUR, and will also perform at North American fairs and festivals through August.
About Dustin Lynch: Since releasing his PLATINUM debut single, “Cowboys and Angels,” Lynch has been on a steady path toward superstardom with five consecutive #1s, three Top 5 albums, PLATINUM-level certifications and tours with the biggest names in Country music (Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and Brad Paisley). Racking up over 200 million views on YouTube/VEVO, scoring 390 million-plus streams on Spotify, soaring to #1 on the MTV Music Meter, and selling 3 million digital tracks, he brings a fresh combination of traditional influence and edgy intensity to the genre. Following his sophomore album, WHERE IT’S AT (Broken Bow Records) – which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart and has tallied over 1 million tracks sold to date – Lynch’s hotly-anticipated follow up, CURRENT MOOD, arrived September 8, 2017. Produced by Brent Anderson, Mickey Jack Cones, Ross Copperman, Zach Crowell, and Will Weatherly, the boldly adventurous project features the GOLD-certified, #1 single “Seein’ Red” and PLATINUM-selling chart-topper “Small Town Boy,” and aims to push the envelope of Country music even further. Realizing his longtime dream of creating a fashion line, Lynch has also branched out to launch Stay Country. The line of accessibly-priced men’s and women’s shirts, hats, and accessories, all emblazoned with the distinctive Stay Country logo, can be found online at www.staycountryclothing.comhttp://www.countryschatter.com/2018/04/dustin-lynch-snags-first-career-billboard-music-awards-nomination/AwardsNewsNominationsPress ReleaseToursBillboard Music Awards,broken bow records,Current Mood,Dustin Lynch,Small Town boy,Twittter,Weekend Warrior World tour,what Makes You Country tour,Zach Crowell