"Cowboys and Angels" has been nominated for CMT Breakthrough Video of the Year…
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On 12/12/12 Dustin joined CMT, MTV, VH1, and Comedy Central in celebrating the Big and Best of 2012 presented by T-Mobile! He performed an acoustic set in MTV’s iconic Time Square Studio and talked about his amazing experiences in 2012.
Watch it all here:
She Cranks My Tractor
Cowboys and Angels
Recapping an Amazing Year (Interview)
2:21PM EST September 30. 2012 - Dustin Lynch once picked his college based on its proximity to a Nashville songwriters’ hangout. Now, the Tennessee-born country singer has a top 10 hit with his debut single, Cowboys and Angels.
Whiskey bent and Nashville bound: If you’re going to become a country singer, you could do worse than hailing from a whiskey-making town. Cowboys and Angels singer Lynch grew up in Normandy, Tenn., a mile from the George Dickel Distillery. “You could smell the mash,” says Lynch, who has sold 52,000 copies of his self-titled debut album in its five weeks of release. “I guess I was used to it, growing up there. Then, when I came back to visit after a few years in Nashville, I was like, ‘Man! It stinks here!’ It smells like a whiskey bottle on the street where I grew up.” When did Lynch have his first taste of the hometown export? “I started drinking late in life — probably not till I was almost out of high school,” says the singer, now 27.
DUSTIN LYNCH’S “COWBOYS AND ANGELS” SOARS INTO TOP 3 AT COUNTRY RADIO
ACOUSTIC VIDEO FOR GOLD SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW ON ITUNES
People magazine Calls #1 Self-Titled Album “One of the Year’s Best Debuts”
NASHVILLE, TN – Dustin Lynch’s sweeping, lyrical epic, “Cowboys and Angels,” continues to climb the Country Radio charts this week, rising to #3 on both the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart and the USA Today (powered by Mediabase) chart. The song has already sold over 600,000 downloads as it continues its march to the very top.
“Cowboys and Angels” is the debut single from the Broken Bow Records artist who grew up in the small town of Tullahoma, TN, and saw a lifelong dream come true last month when his self-titled, debut album burst onto the charts at #1, making Dustin Lynch the only new male to debut at #1 on the Billboard Country Album Chart in 2012.
Due to fan demand, the official acoustic video single for “Cowboys and Angels” was released on iTunes this week. Lynch fans can preview and purchase the special acoustic performance of the smash hit here: http://smarturl.it/CAAAcousticVid
Lynch’s self-titled album was recently lauded by People magazine as “one of the year’s best debuts” and was named one of Billboard magazine’s “Most Anticipated Debuts” earlier this year.
Media accolades continue to roll in for Lynch’s debut album, including:
“This Tennessee native is bound for national success.” ~ CMT.com
“….his voice has the maturity of a seasoned pro.” ~ Milkwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Dustin Lynch falls in line with the George Strait tradition of good, solid country music sung with enviable ease.”
~ Taste of Country
“Dustin offers a collection of blending country roots with pop/ rock influences….the fact that he pulls it off so naturally and with an apparent love for both styles is what sets his debut apart.” ~ GACTV.com
“Dustin Lynch has a talent that usually takes an artist decades to acquire – he sings with restraint without losing an ounce of passion or conviction….country music may have just found its next big touring act.” ~ Parcbench.com
“With Dustin Lynch on the scene, the future of country music is in great hands.”
Lynch was recently profiled by American Songwriter magazine in an exclusive interview discussing the anatomy of “Cowboys and Angels.” Fans can read the article here: http://smarturl.org/xnltq
Since the release of the hit, “Cowboys and Angels,” Lynch as sold over 600,000 downloads of his debut single and has surpassed over 4 million views on YouTube/ VEVO. He’s soared to #1 on the MTV Music Meter, earned a #1 ringtone on CMT, a Top 5 on the Billboard Heatseekers Songs Chart, and a Top 3 Country radio single.
Lynch has been lauded as one of Billboard’s “Most Anticipated Debuts of 2012,” People Country’s “Fresh Faces,” Country Weekly’s “Ones to Watch in 2012,” and the only solo male artist on Nashville Lifestyles’ 2012 “Hot List.” Heavily influenced in his youth by the famed “Class of ‘89” - comprised of such stalwart country singers as Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and Clint Black – Lynch’s brand of Country is trademarked by his distinctively deep, emotional vocals, and lyrical embodiment of growing up in and people watching in his small hometown of Tullahoma, TN.
Produced by Brett Beavers (Dierks Bentley) and Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley), the self-titled debut album includes 13 tracks – 10 of which were written or co-written by Lynch.
Lynch’s distinctively deep, emotional vocals are showcased throughout the album – an album that embodies his unique perspectives growing up and people watching in the small town of Tullahoma, TN. As both an artist and songwriter, Lynch was greatly influenced in his youth by the famed “Class of ‘89” comprised of such stalwart country singers as Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and Clint Black.
From stories about small town life and escaping from the rat race, to crackerjack up-tempo party anthems, to songs about young love, first times and unrequited heartbreak, Dustin Lynch’s self-titled debut album tells a universal story from start to finish.
Dustin Lynch’s self-titled, debut album is in stores now and available at iTunes at: http://smarturl.it/preorderDL
Dustin Lynch is featured in the 9/15/12 issue of Billboard magazine, hitting newsstands and subscriber mailboxes now.
The American Songwriter feature on Dustin and the co-writing process for the hit “Cowboys and Angels” just published on the magazine’s site.
When and where did you write “Cowboys and Angels”? Anything in particular about the vibe or your frame of mind while writing it?
Two years ago in April, so about two and a half years ago. We were at This Music on 16th Avenue, and we were in the front room. It’s so funny, I can remember this day like it was yesterday. Back then I was just starting to write, I’d been writing for years, but it was my first co-write with Tim (Nichols) and Josh (Leo). I was a huge fan of both those guys, and I was freaked out. I just was; it was an honor to meet the guys, much less write a song with them. I had my ideas ready, I was prepared for this co-write. I had “Cowboys and Angels” in my songbook, and I thought it would would be a great song. It was kind of my ace-in-the-hole idea.
Dustin’s “Making of the ‘Cowboys and Angels’ video” feature will be begin airing on GAC’s Headline Country this week. The new episode premieres at 9 pm ET/ 8 pm CT on Thursday and will re-air thru the weekend.
Every week Storme Warren brings you behind the scenes access to what’s hot in country, from video shoots, parties and celebrations to concerts and exciting events on Music Row!
GAC will premiere Dustin’s “Cowboys And Angels” music video on Out Of The Box this Monday, May 21, 2012 at 4:30 PM ET!