Dustin Lynch Secures 8th Career No.1 with MacKenzie Porter Duet, ‘Thinking ‘Bout You’

Dustin Lynch is closing out 2021 with a bang as his latest single, “Thinking ‘Bout You,” featuring MacKenzie Porter, reached…


Lauren Jo Black

| Posted on

December 13, 2021


3:57 pm

Share on:

McKenzie Porter, Dustin Lynch; Photo Courtesy ABC, Jimmy Kimmel Live

Dustin Lynch is closing out 2021 with a bang as his latest single, “Thinking ‘Bout You,” featuring MacKenzie Porter, reached top spot on both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase Country Airplay charts. 

The buzzed-about duet, which topped the Billboard Country Airplay chart for two weeks, marks Lynch‘s eighth U.S. and second Canadian No.1 at Country radio. It’s also his third career chart-topper as a songwriter. 

“Thinking ‘Bout You” is a monumental No.1 for Porter, who is celebrating her first U.S. No.1 and and fourth chart-topper in Canada.

YouTube video


Time To Celebrate

“Two weeks! So thrilled to have been able to share this ride with MacKenzie [Porter],” shares Lynch. “The journey to the top of the charts is always a team effort, but it’s even more fun having another name alongside your own to celebrate these moments with. And speaking of celebrating – get ready to party with us in 2022!”

“I’ve dreamt about this moment my entire life. I seriously can’t believe it,” adds Porter. 


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Dustin Lynch (@dustinlynchmusic)

Lynch and Porter recently joined forces to perform the song at a number of high profile events, including the CCMAs and on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!

In October, Lynch made headlines when he shared the stage with a 7-year-old fan to perform the duet at the Stampede of Speed Music Fest. Watch the adorable moment HERE.

Dustin Lynch, MacKenzie Porter Thinking Bout You
Dustin Lynch, MacKenzie Porter Thinking Bout You

“Thinking ‘Bout You” was co-written by Lynch, Andy Albert, Hunter Phelps, and Will Weatherly. To date, the track has raked in 175 MILLION on-demand streams and the music video, directed by Justin Nolan Key has topped 4 MILLION views. 

Fans can catch Lynch, who promises to release new music in 2022, on the road.

Click HERE for a list of upcoming tour dates. 

Share on:

Lauren Jo Black

Written by

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.