Dustin Lynch is living the dream.
He’s worked for years to be a touring musician and it’s happening. The 30-year-old country singer snagged one of the opening slots on Luke Bryan’s summer tour.
“Everything I do is to further my career,” he says during a recent interview. “I’ve worked so hard to accomplish things. At this point I can’t tell you half of what I’ve done. It’s all been a blur.”
Lynch has been touring in support of his album “Where It’s At.” His current single is the lead track off the album, “Hell of a Night,” which is still high on the country charts.
Lynch says his goal for the album was to create a body of work that had memorable songs.
“‘Hell of a Night’ is edgy and it’s a song that’s so sexy,” he says. “It’s about a person that’s poison but you just can’t get enough.”
In recording the album, Lynch again teamed with Brett Beavers and Luke Wooten, who produced his debut, and also worked with Mickey Jack Cones.
“Mickey has brought a whole new arsenal of tools to the game and took me to a new place vocally that I haven’t been,” he says. “Brett, Luke and Mickey all have their strengths and I get to have the best of both worlds, so it’s awesome. We’ve got a great partnership.”
Growing up in Tullahoma, Tenn., Lynch lived the kind of rural life celebrated by country music, and his album reflects those roots.
He says being able to put his experiences in his songs is an amazing opportunity to let audiences know what he’s all about.
“(The song) ‘After Party’ is me,” he says. “It’s me and my crew back home. We lived for the weekends and Friday night football games. We lived for going out to Lazy Branch Road. We’d go cruising there and then we’d get to the boat ramp where we’d build a fire and drink beer that we sneaked away from somebody’s house or bought with a fake ID. We’d play music and try to meet some new girls from the next county over.”