Dustin Lynch released the video today of "Mama's House," his new single.
Shot in Lafayette, Tenn., and directed by Mason Dixon, the transports viewers to a small town where Lynch strikes a match to watch the world burn over a broken heart. Only when he realizes the consequences of his heavy-handed actions - burning down his own "Momma's House" - does he re-think his fiery behavior, opting instead for a whiskey shot and a reflective barstool brood.
Lynch told Entertainment Tonight, "All the love stories that were successful in my life happened in high school in that small town kind of setting," Lynch said. "And that's who you married, and that's who you had a family with, so 'Momma's House' really takes me back to those times. I've been that guy before where I've just wanted to rip everything apart, but you know what I realized...is that lyrics to songs mean a whole lot more once you've been broken up with... All the sudden that John Mayer record means a little something different you know back in the day. That's kinda what I clung onto. But pretty much every song that would come on the radio, it kinda felt different. You know I look at it differently because my world was crushed."
The song is from Lynch's latest disc, "Tullahoma," where every song is personal for Lynch.
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