He Loves the Smell of Cobbler -- and Dead Skunks:
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.
- Dustin Lynch (2012, Broken Bow Records)