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Dustin Lynch Biography

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Dustin Lynch's debut album

Image courtesy of Broken Bow Records

Born:

May 14, 1985, Nashville, Tennessee

Early Years:

As young man, Dustin Lynch was influenced by neo-traditional country singers such as Alan Jackson and Clint Black. Although born in Nashville, Lynch was raised in the small town Tullahoma, 70 miles to the southeast. In 2003, he returned to the city of his birth to make it as a country singer.

He Loves the Smell of Cobbler -- and Dead Skunks:

"[I love the smell of] any kind of baked cobbler. But here's the weird smell that I love that people have always thought was funny," Lynch told The Boot in 2012. "I love the smell of skunks. Driving down a back road and you smell a skunk that's sprayed or been hit. I love that. It reminds me of home."

Singing Songs, Cleaning Sewage:

In Nashville, Lynch lived in an apartment to the rear of the Bluebird Café, a songwriter hangout, and also attended David Lipscomb University, a stone's throw away from the club. Lynch frequented the venue and learned the art of songwriting firsthand from some of the masters.

After performing at an open mic at the Café, the young singer landed a regular performing spot. The good response from the audience led to him receiving a call from Justin Moore's manager, Pete Hartung, who was interested in signing the country singer. The attention couldn't have come soon enough.

At the time, Lynch was working at a sewage treatment plant.

"It's a job I'll never do again and I would never wish upon anybody," he said. "It was motivation to get my music in gear, though. It was the kick in the butt I needed. In desperation, you make things happen."

"Cowboys and Angels" and Debut Record:

Lynch inked a publishing deal and allegedly wrote over 200 tunes in the course of two years. In 2011 he signed with Broken Bow Records as a solo artist. His self-titled debut was released in 2012, with its lead-off single "Cowboys and Angels" quickly climbing up the charts.

Discography:

  • Dustin Lynch (2012, Broken Bow Records)
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