2020 is already shaping up to be a huge year for country hitmaker Dustin Lynch.
Announced Wednesday (Nov. 6), Lynch will release his much-anticipated fourth studio album on January 17. Dubbed Tullahoma, after his Tennessee hometown, the record will highlight Lynch’s personal experiences and small-town upbringing.
“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.”
After eight years on the country music scene, earning six chart-topping singles and becoming a member of the Grand Ole Opry, Lynch is ready to share his next chapter with fans. This time around, however, the singer took the time to step back and truly live life, which is something he says has given him a new perspective and fueled his creative process.
“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,” Lynch, who recently wrapped a run on Thomas Rhett’s Very Hot Summer Tour, explains.
“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.”
Following the release of Tullahoma, the singer/songwriter will embark on his Stay Country Tour 2020 with special guest Travis Denning. Launching January 30 in Detroit, the tour will make stops in 15 markets across the U.S., including San Antonio, Kansas City and Boston.
A portion of the sale of each ticket will benefit Lynch’s The Cowboys and Angels Fund, which according to a press release, “supports various philanthropic causes including an intentional focus on children’s charities.”
Dustin Lynch’s Stay Country Tour 2020:
January 30 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore+
January 31 – Troy, OH @ Hobart Arena+
February 1 – Athens, OH @ Memorial Auditorium+
February 7 – Norman, OK @ Riverwind Casino+
February 8 – San Antonio, TX @ San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo*
February 13 – Madison, WI @ The Sylvee+
February 14 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland+^
February 15 – Prior Lake, MN @ Mystic Lake Casino+*
February 28 – Bensalem, PA @ Parx Casino+^
February 29 – Verona, NY @ Turning Stone Resort Casino+
March 1 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues+
March 13 – Reno, NV @ Silver Legacy Resort Casino+
March 14 – Bakersfield, CA @ Rabobank Theatre+
March 27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE+
March 28 – Mt. Pleasant, MI @ Soaring Eagle Casino+
+with Travis Denning
^on-sale date is November 22