Thank you to Dustin Lynch for taking the time to sit down and answer some questions for us! Check out Dustin’s new single, “Where It’s At” and request it at your local station…and if you plan on being in Nashville for CMA Fest, make sure you get tickets to see him at the City of Hope Charity Softball Game!
1. The buzz surrounding your new single “Where It’s At” has been tremendous and signals that this is going to be a big hit for you as the lead single off your upcoming album. What can fans expect when they get their hands on the finished project?
Thanks! “Where It’s At” is totally feeling like a game-changer. Could not have asked for a better kick-off to this next chapter of music. We are still in the process of writing and recording, putting some finishing touches on the album and I couldn’t be more excited with what we already have. Since album 1 a lot has changed for me I’ve had the opportunity to travel the country and experience so many new places, landscapes, people, relationships…it feels as if I have a whole new set of colors to paint with now, and those experiences are what the album is comprised of.
2. Your social media stats are impressive as you near 1 million Facebook fans and have seen a big jump in your Twitter fan base this past year. Tell us about your social media habits…How often do you personally log in to your social media accounts?
I’m totally hooked to my social media accounts. Its the perfect way for me to keep a temperature on what songs folks are digging or what part of the show they are liking/responding to. I’m on Twitter and Instagram constantly and hit Facebook a few times a week. IT IS ME RESPONDING!!
The Light The Fuse Tour was an absolute dream come true. I’ve bought tickets as a fan for years to watch Keith and LBT from the crowd…to get to join them on stage every night was surreal. I watched every show from different perspectives in every city. Learned so much from Keith as an entertainer and performer and also from the incredible production that accompanied he and the band…more importantly for me, getting to look behind the curtain and soak in the village and management it takes to put on a major tour was great. Everyone in that camp lives for what they do and I think that spirit trickles down from the top.
4. Any pranks pulled on you or by you at the end of the tour?
Keith isn’t a big prankster but for his birthday I got him pretty good. I had his crew wrap me up as a giant present with a big bow on top and a go pro camera. I walked out on stage during “Kiss a Girl” which I got to duet with him each night and when my part came I bust out of the box…he loved it.
5. Outside of your music career, what is something that you are very passionate about?
I love to be in the outdoors…Doesn’t matter if I’m hunting, fishing, surfing, hiking…there’s a peace that I find admiring God’s creation.
6. What is the #1 item on your Bucket List that you hope to do but haven’t had a chance to yet?
I’d love to travel the world and experience all sorts of different cultures…something that I plan to do at some point.
7. What has been the biggest “Wow!” moment of your career to date?
Getting to debut at the Grand Ole Opry…Life changing night for me.
8. If you weren’t in the music business, what would you be doing for a living?
I would be some type of surgeon.
9. What are your thoughts on the state of today’s Country Music?
I think country music is in an incredibly advantageous spot right now…the doors are wide open for us as artists to grab new country fans. I’m so honored to be a part of this great community.
10. What advice would you give to an aspiring artist trying to make it in this business?
If deep down inside there’s nothing else you could imagine doing to be happy…start perfecting your craft…singing, writing songs, playing an instrument…eliminate the “why nots,” and most importantly you have to be present to win. NASHVILLE