Lynch goes home with new disc
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
– Dustin Lynch will release his fourth album, "Tullahoma," on Jan 17, 2020 on Broken Bow, he announced today. Lynch also said he would tour behind the disc.
Named after the Lynch's Tennessee hometown, the self-portrait comes after six GOLD and PLATINUM certifications and membership in the Grand Ole Opry.
"It's all about me and growing up in my hometown," he said of the album. "Every song on this album points to something that happened to me or my close friends and family, and that's really cool. I'm very proud of where I'm from and proud of this record because it will hopefully make my hometown a little more famous than it already is."
Incorporating the three songs on Lynch's "Ridin' Roads" EP - including his current single of the same name - and most-recent number one "Good Girl," Lynch worked with co-writer/co-producer, Zach Crowell. The longtime friends spearheaded the project from start to finish - the first time Lynch has used a single producer for a whole album.
"I've done a lot more living than I've done in the past because this is the first time I've been able to tour and also feel like I have a life outside of that," said Lynch, who opened for Thomas Rhett.
"It's figuring out what I enjoy about life the most - outside of music. The kind of stuff my mom and dad, my family and my friends back home did growing up. Outdoors stuff like hunting and fishing, hanging out in the backyard around a bonfire, just connecting. I long to be that kid again, and I think we all do. You get to a certain point in life and start reflecting on why you're where you're at ... and I've just figured out that's what makes me tick. That's why I work hard."
Lynch will headline his Stay Country Tour 2020. Kicking off Jan. 30 in Detroit, the trek will crisscross the entire U.S. with opener Travis Denning.
Tour dates are:
Jan. 30 - Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore+
Jan. 31 - Troy, OH @ Hobart Arena+
Feb. 1 - Athens, OH @ Memorial Auditorium+
Feb. 7 - Norman, OK @ Riverwind Casino+
Feb. 8 - San Antonio, TX @ San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo*
Feb. 13 - Madison, WI @ The Sylvee+
Feb. 14 - Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland+^
Feb. 15 - Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino+*
Feb. 28 - Bensalem, PA @ Parx Casino+^
Feb. 29 - Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Resort Casino+
March 1 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues+
March 13 - Reno, NV @ Silver Legacy Resort Casino+
March 14 - Bakersfield, CA @ Rabobank Theatre+
March 27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE+
March 28 - Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino+
+ with Travis Denning
^ on-sale date is November 22
* on-sale now
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