In the spirit of the giving season, Grand Ole Opry member Dustin Lynch returned to his hometown of Tullahoma, TN, for his fifth annual Dustin Lynch & Friends Benefit Concert on December 11, raising $25,000 for local children’s charities.
Over the last five years, Lynch has raised nearly $100,000 for the cause, maintaining his commitment to the town that built him. “I’ve been given such a great platform; I’ve been blessed to be able to chase my dreams, and that comes from having a great foundation at home,” said Lynch in a recent interview with The Tullahoma News. “They ask me every year if I want to keep doing this, and the answer is absolutely. We’re going to keep doing this as long as you’ll have us.”
This year’s performers included Paul Overstreet, Wendell Mobley, Justin Ebach and Lynch’s REASONS TO DRINK…ANOTHER tour mate Lauren Alaina. Their tour, alongside Cole Swindell, wrapped last week in New Orleans, LA, after entertaining thousands at packed out arenas in 23 cities nationwide.
Meanwhile, Lynch’s current single “Good Girl” is Top 5 and climbing at Country radio, kick-starting what is sure to be a massive 2019. Lynch will hit the road as support on Thomas Rhett’s North American VERY HOT SUMMER Tour starting April 2019.
LEFT Photo: Dustin Lynch, Director of Tullahoma Day Care Center Emma Coleman, LAuren Alaina
RIGHT Photo: Dustin Lynch, Secretary of the Coffee County Children’s Advocacy Center Bethany Arnold, Lauren Alaina
About Dustin Lynch: Since releasing his PLATINUM-certified debut single, “Cowboys and Angels,” Lynch has “steadily built one of the most consistent recording careers in modern country music” (Billboard) with five consecutive #1s, three Top 5 albums, PLATINUM-level certifications and tours with the genre’s biggest names (Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and Brad Paisley). With his grooving current single “Good Girl” inside Country radio’s Top 5, he recently wrapped the REASON TO DRINK … ANOTHER tour with Cole Swindell and special guest Lauren Alaina. Racking up over 262 million views on YouTube/VEVO, scoring one BILLION streams, soaring to #1 on the MTV Music Meter, and selling 4.6 million digital tracks, the newest member of the Grand Ole Opry brings a fresh combination of traditional influence and edgy intensity to the genre. Lynch’s “sexy” (CMT), “intoxicating” (Taste of Country) third studio album, CURRENT MOOD, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart in Fall 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, multi-week chart-topper “Small Town Boy,” and aims to push the musical envelope even further. With accolades rolling in – including Billboard Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and CMT Music Awards nominations – Lynch made his mark with high–profile appearances on CMA Fest, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, ACM Awards, Good Morning America, TODAY, and many more. 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.com.http://www.countryschatter.com/2018/12/dustin-lynch-raises-25000-for-tullahoma-childrens-charities-through-annual-benefit-concert/Charity EventFundraiserPhoto ReleasePress ReleaseDustin Lynch,Dwight Stephens,Richard Shasteen,Tim Pitts,Tullahoma Children's Charities