WATCH: Dustin Lynch Sings ‘Thinking ‘Bout You’ Duet with 7-Year-Old Fan, Julianne

Julianne, a 7-year-old Dustin Lynch fan, had the opportunity to share the stage with the country superstar over the weekend…


Lauren Jo Black

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October 5, 2021


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Julianne, a 7-year-old Dustin Lynch fan, had the opportunity to share the stage with the country superstar over the weekend and she totally owned the stage! 

Lynch invited Julianne to join him on stage to sing his fast-rising hit, “Thinking ‘Bout You,” while headlining the Stampede of Speed Music Fest on Sunday, October 3.

“Can we get Julianne a microphone?” Lynch asked his team after introducing the young girl to the crowd of adoring fans. 

After securing a mic, the pair made their back to the front of the stage. 

“Come on, let’s go back out here where every body can see,” Lynch told her as he grabbed her hand. “We gotta make sure your mom can get a video of this.” 


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Julianne confidently filled in for the parts of MacKenzie Porter/Lauren Alaina as Lynch kneeled down by her side flashing his signature smile as the young girl took the spotlight. 

The audience erupted with cheers at the conclusion of the impromptu collaboration.  

“Can you please keep singing like this all night?” Lynch questioned as Julianne replied, “Probably!”

Following their performance they hugged and took a photo together. 

Lynch shared the charming moments on his Instagram stories, declaring “Julianne, you made my night.” 

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The memorable on-stage moment came just as “Thinking ‘Bout You,” with MacKenzie Porter climbs to the Top 15 at country radio. 

The track was originally featured on Lynch’s Tullahoma album with guest vocals from Lauren Alaina. He later re-worked the song with Porter when his team decided to release the song to country radio. 

“We just saw how huge the reaction was… so I knew we needed to shine a light on this song,” Lynch recently told Country Now and other media outlets upon the song’s release to country radio. 

Since then, it’s gone viral on TikTok and the accompanying music video has amassed nearly 2.5 million views. 

Dustin Lynch has tour dates planned throughout the month. Click HERE to see if he’s coming to a city near you. 

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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 and her work being featured on 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.