Thursday, June 26, 2014

Dustin Lynch readies September set

Lynch was one of my favorites at Stagecoach Festival in Indio, Calif. this past spring (see review elsewhere on this blog). I look forward to his new material. Read more from the press release...

Platinum-selling recording artist Dustin Lynch unveiled details of his upcoming sophomore album – Where It's At. It will be released by Broken Bow Records on Sept. 9 and chronicles Lynch’s life over the past two years as he rose from an unknown songwriter to the only new male Country artist to earn a #1 debut album in 2012.

"It's where I am, as a person and an artist," Lynch told Rolling Stone Country. "All the songs on the record are moments I've captured and put down. They were inspired by my excitement for life. So [the album title] Where It's At sounds pretty perfect."

"There are a lot of moments where we really go for it energy-wise, with the live show in mind,” Lynch continues. “I learned that from watching Keith Urban [while on tour with him] every night."

The album (see track listing below) find producers Brett Beavers (Dierks Bentley) and Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley) returning to helm three songs, while Mickey Jack Cones (Joe Nichols) handles the rest.

Lynch co-wrote five of the new songs, including “Middle of Nowhere.” A special, acoustic in-studio performance can be seen only at Rolling Stone Country. Watch it here:

The traditionalist ballad “Your Daddy’s Boots” was written by Lynch, Tim Nichols and Josh Leo, the same trio that wrote platinum-selling “Cowboys and Angels.” Though he didn’t write “What You Wanna Hear,” Lynch says he can relate to the tune penned by Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip and Ashley Gorley.

“I’m definitely a down home guy,” the Tullahoma, Tenn. native says. “If I have a day off, I’m driving the country roads just chillin’ out or going home to turkey hunt and going fishing on the river. Lyrically I relate to that song because it’s what I do and musically it’s so catchy.”

Track listing:

1. Hell of a Night (Zach Crowell, Adam Sanders, Jaron Boyer)
2. To the Sky (Dustin Lynch, Ashley Gorley, Zach Crowell)
3. Halo* (Ashley Gorley, Matt Jenkins, Jimmy Robbins)
4. After Party (Steve Bogard, Jonathan Edwards, Jason Sever)
5. Where It’s At (Cary Barlowe, Zach Crowell, Matt Jenkins)
6. Mind Reader (Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip)
7. Right Where We Want It (Marv Green, Rhett Akins)
8. She Wants a Cowboy (Dustin Lynch, Tim Nichols, Josh Leo)
9. World To Me (Matt Rogers, Ash Bowers, Adam Craig)
10. Sing It To Me (Dustin Lynch, Jimmy Robbins, Josh Osborne)
11. All Night* (Matt Ramsey, Matt Jenkins, Trevor Rosen)
12. Middle of Nowhere (Dustin Lynch, Zach Crowell, Ashley Gorley)
13. What You Wanna Hear (Ben Hayslip, Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley)
14. Your Daddy’s Boots* (Dustin Lynch, Josh Leo, Tim Nichols)
15. American Prayer (Wendell Mobley, Marv Green, Jim Collins)

Produced by Mickey Jack Cones
*Produced by Brett Beavers & Luke Wooten

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