Dustin Lynch Is Glad He Made ‘the Right Moves’ After Beer Can Incident
Dustin Lynch recently got hit in the face by a full beer can at a concert, but in retrospect, the singer is happy about one thing.
Lynch performed at the Mullet Festival in Niceville, Fla. on Oct. 17. He was finishing up a cover of Garth Brooks' 'Friends in Low Places' when a beer can came sailing out of the crowd.
“I was walking down the catwalk and just wham, out of nowhere this beer can just nailed me in the face,” he recalls. “It was a completely full can and it felt like a baseball had hit me.”
The singer required stitches afterward and now has a scar under his right eye. But despite his injuries -- and the shock and pain -- he didn't lose his temper onstage. Lynch tried to assess who was responsible from the stage, but after a minute simply said, "I'm gonna keep singing," and resumed the show.
Despite a small scuffle in the crowd, he later said the one who threw the can got away. The moment was captured on a fan's cell phone and the video went viral, so Lynch is especially happy he didn't lose his cool.
"Watching the video back, I'm glad I did what I did," he tells Rolling Stone. "I remember thinking onstage, 'Ok, this is on YouTube, let's make the right moves.'"
Lynch has been making the right moves offstage, too. The title song of his sophomore album, 'Where It's At,' recently became his first No. 1 single, and the singer-songwriter admits it alleviated his fears of being a one-hit wonder.
"I'm having more fun these past four months than I ever had making music. I realized I'm not in fear of not being able to do this anymore. I don't mean I made it or anything, but I've learned to enjoy the great things that are happening to me," he explains. "That all came with 'Where It's At.' Seeing how much country radio is behind me as a person, and changing my life with that song, it rejuvenated me."
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