Dustin Lynch Reveals ‘Where It’s At’ Album During Intimate Nashville Concert
Dustin Lynch played the majority of his new album for a packed house at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville on Thursday night (Sept. 4). 'Where It's At' will be available Sept. 9, but the singer shared the songs, as well as the stories behind the songs, with fans and media during an hour-long full band show.
'Hell of a Night' opened the show, as it opens his new album. The rocker describes the perfect night out for him, he says, and sets the tone for the ride 'Where It's At' takes fans on.
Songs like 'Halo,' 'Sing It to Me' and 'Mind Reader' introduced -- or maybe reinforced -- a new style Lynch toys with often on the project and during his live show. There's an undeniable R&B influence here, but it's more pronounced during his cover of Drake's 'Hold On, We're Going Home.' Those who aren't familiar with the original may have thought it was a Lynch cut. The style fits him well, but none of the songs on the new album go quite that far.
Other covers included Garth Brooks' 'Rodeo' and a few samples. Brooks and George Strait's influences coat the new album. In fact, Lynch admits that 'She Wants a Cowboy' was a tip of the hat to the King of Country. The traditional, straight-forward country song is a crowd-pleaser. It represents the other end of Lynch's repertoire.
'Your Daddy's Boots' was another fan favorite. The Tennessee native says it's his favorite song that he's written -- the one he built the rest of the album from. The tender ballad is a love song that left the more emotional folks in the audience at a loss for words or tissues.
Toward the end of the show, Lynch performed known hits like 'She Cranks My Tractor,' the current single 'Where It's At' and his first hit 'Cowboys and Angels.' As his parents looked on, he explained how the song was inspired by the 60-year marriage between his grandfather and grandmother. Lynch bears a striking resemblance to his father -- a taller, more strapping version of the man who stood beaming from the first note to the last.
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