Chart-topper Dustin Lynch took the stage at iHeart Theatre last night to celebrate the release of his new album Tullahoma. An intimate crowd was lucky enough to enjoy the new music in person, but fans anywhere could tune into the show by live-streaming or listening on the radio, brought to us by iHeartCountry. Throughout the night, Lynch spoke about the new album, his upcoming touring schedule alongside Travis Denning and Old Dominion, and performed both old and new hits! He also showed off his jokester side, keeping the audience laughing and dancing the whole show.
The singer-songwriter revealed the inspiration behind the album, sharing that when he “stepped away and look at all the songs, [he] realized, ‘wait a second’, there’s a little piece of [his] hometown in each of the songs”. Lynch continued… “I started digging deep and realized all of our hometowns makes us who we are.. So, I thought this would be a cool way to tip my hat to the place that made me who I am”. Throughout the show, the “Good Girl” singer brought the album’s story to life by sharing pieces of Tullahoma, Tennessee with New York City.
This album release party was the perfect opportunity for Lynch to celebrate his 7th, Country Radio #1 hit, “Ridin’ Roads”, which is a very exciting feat in country music! He playfully revealed that this song was “inspired by an Instagram story of [his] buddy having a crazy time on his truck. 3 girls, him driving, they’re twerkin’ having a crazy time”. We enjoyed hearing about the authentic country inspiration behind this catchy hit.
Highlights of the set included a gorgeous, stripped-down rendition of “Cowboys and Angels”, a song that Lynch wrote his grandparent’s love story. Lynch’s emotive and powerful vocals tugged at our heartstrings, as we soaked in this special moment. Later in the show, the country star surprised the crowed by mashing up his previous infectious #1 song, “I’d Be Jealous Too” with Maroon 5’s classic song, “This Love”. The crowd went wild, loudly singing and dancing when Lynch segued into “This Love”. The audience loved watching this cross-genre experiment, showing Lynch’s ability to bring something unique and memorable to any show.
Throughout the show, Lynch played the perfect mix of new songs that fans are still getting to know and classic hits. Among the classic fan-favorites, Lynch performed “Small Town Boy”, “Seein’ Red”, and “Where It’s At”. From Tullahoma, other songs that he played live are “Momma’s House”, “Red Dirt, Blue Eyes”, and “Good Girl”.
Lynch’s energy and phenomenal vocals brought the house down for a release party that conveyed the greatness of the new album! We can’t wait to continue playing the new album, Tullahoma, on repeat.
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