Featuring another blast of signature Country heat from the six-time chart-topper, Lynch’s easy-rolling “Ridin’ Roads” single premiered on Billboard.com yesterday. The track highlights an anthemic three-song set defined by sonic electricity, low-and-slow grooves and hands to the sky small-town pride, as Lynch embraces his creative fire like never before.
“We have a lot more colors to paint with than we did on the first album,” Lynch says, hinting at the project’s mix of classic-country cool and edgy intensity. “I don’t think there are any more genre walls. It’s all about the lyric and the message, and we let the song steer us. If we dig it, we’ll take a chance.”
Feeling vindicated after 2018’s standalone single “Good Girl” marked his first #1 as a songwriter, Lynch set out to trust his gut instincts for RIDIN’ ROADS EP, working with longtime friend and producer Zach Crowell to write what he felt and record it while the inspiration was still fresh. Bucking the old-school album cycle entirely, what emerged reaffirms Lynch’s place as one of Country’s elite stars.
“Ridin’ Roads” (writers: Lynch, Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell) kicks the set off with a dose of laid-back nostalgia, with easy-rolling melodies and country-to-the-core lyrics bringing a two-lane cruise with that special someone to life. “Little Town Livin’” (writers: Lynch, Ben Hayslip, Zach Crowell, Rhett Akins) celebrates the adolescent thrills of a small-town upbringing, a study in contrast filled with dobro runs and irresistible clap tracks. And “Red Dirt, Blue Eyes” (writers: Lynch, Kyle Fishman, Dallas Davidson) imagines a young couple looking to unplug from the world in cinematic country-laced fashion.
Available now, RIDIN’ ROADS EP serves as the beginning of a new signature style for the Tullahoma, TN, native – and the spark that will ignite a new era of onstage energy. Lynch will take the new tunes on the road this summer in direct support of Thomas Rhett’s VERY HOT SUMMER TOUR, with nearly 40 coast-to-coast dates revealed so far. The run kicks off May 17 in Spokane, Washington, and tickets are on sale now.
ABOUT DUSTIN LYNCH: Since his debut with PLATINUM-certified single, “Cowboys and Angels,” Lynch has “steadily built one of the most consistent recording careers in modern country music” (Billboard) with six #1 hits, three Top 5 albums, and tours with the genre’s biggest names (Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley). Lynch’s highly anticipated RIDIN’ ROADS EP is out now. After visiting the UK for the first time to play C2C, he’ll join Thomas Rhett’s Canadian LIFE CHANGES TOUR and North American VERY HOT SUMMER TOUR this spring. Scoring over one BILLION total career streams, the Grand Ole Opry member continues to affirm his place as one of Country’s elite stars. Lynch has scored industry recognition with Billboard Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and CMT Music Awards nominations, and has made high–profile appearances on ACM Awards, CMA Music Fest, Good Morning America, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night with Seth Meyers, Lip Sync Battle, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, TODAY and more.https://www.countryschatter.com/2019/03/dustin-lynch-goes-full-throttle-for-ridin-roads-ep/New ReleasesPress Release"Good Girl","Little Town Livin'",ashley gorley,Ben Hayslip,Billboard.com,Dustin Lynch,Rhett Akins,Ridin' Roads EP,Twitter,Zach Crowell