Dustin Lynch is putting his newfound fame to good use. The "Hell of a Night" singer returned to his former high school in Tullahoma, Tenn. for an acoustic benefit concert that raised $18,000 for local charities.

“I love the timing of it,” Lynch tells Nashville's Tennessean newspaper. “It really does kick off the holiday season. This time of the year has become a wind-down for us, and doing this event gets me in the holiday spirit."

The 30-year-old rising country star recently scored his second No. 1 hit with "Hell of a Night," the second single from his sophomore album, Where It's At. The title song and lead single from that project also spent time at No. 1, and Lynch spent much of 2015 on a massive tour with Luke Bryan. His hometown charity gig provided a very different vibe, set up as an informal round and featuring songwriters Matt Jenkins, Lee Thomas Miller and Tim Nichols, as well as newcomer Tyler Rich.

"I’ve gotten to a point in life were I don’t need or want anything around the holidays," Lynch says. "I love going out and shopping and giving back and volunteering, and this is the event that kicks all of that off for a few weeks.”

The proceeds from Lynch's event will be split between various charities in the Tullahoma area that help to provide Christmas gifts for underprivileged children.

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