Dustin Lynch Readies Fourth Album, Announces Headlining Tour
2020 is already shaping up to be a huge year for country hitmaker Dustin Lynch. Announced Wednesday (Nov. 6), Lynch…
Dustin Lynch; Photo by Connor Dwyer
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
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.