BMG/Broken Bow Records hitmaker Dustin Lynch, one of the standout main stage performers at C2C Festival this year, is using his fourth album to recount the Country saga of a true “Small Town Boy,” setting January 17th for the release of ‘TULLAHOMA’.
Named after the acclaimed star’s Tennessee hometown, the ambitious self-portrait comes after eight years of sustained success including six #1s, six Gold and Platinum certifications and membership in the historic Grand Ole Opry – but it finds Lynch taking stock of himself like never before.
“It’s all about me and growing up in my hometown,” he explains. “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 (listen here ) – including his current single of the same name – and most-recent #1 “Good Girl,” TULLAHOMA marks a creative step forward for both the artist and his 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 – letting a universal story about coming of age and discovering yourself unfold.
“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,” says the hard-working artist, who just finished another milestone year on Thomas Rhett’s Very Hot Summer Tour.
“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.”
In addition to the album, Lynch is also announcing his next USA headlining run – fittingly dubbed the Stay Country Tour 2020. Kicking off January 30th in Detroit, Michigan, the trek will crisscross the country with opener Travis Denning – a portion of each ticket sale will benefit The Cowboys and Angels Fund – which supports various philanthropic causes including an intentional focus on children’s charities. The Cowboys and Angels Fund was established by Lynch in 2018 at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to help to make a difference in the lives of those in need.