With a string of hits stretching back to 2012, a red hot live-performance reputation, and a fanbase that’s growing exponentially, Dustin Lynch is one of the hottest acts in modern country music. And with his third album for Broken Bow Records –CURRENT MOOD–he’s done flying under the radar. After three years of determined diligence, CURRENT MOOD arrives as one of the most adventurous, attention-grabbing Country albums of 2017, and it shows a bold next-generation superstar coming into his own.
“I’m a little nervous,” Lynch admits with a laugh. “But the last thing I want for chapter three is ‘Oh, this is just a new take on what we’ve heard for the last few years.’ I hope people see a side of me they haven’t seen yet.”Still only 32 years old, fans have already seen a few sides of the Tullahoma, Tennessee, native.His first two albums mixed traditional influence with edgy intensity to debut at #1 and #2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, while his first-ever single –the tender ballad “Cowboys and Angels” –earned Platinum status. Five consecutive Platinum and Gold singles followed as “Where It’s At,” “Hell of a Night,” “Mind Reader,” “Seein’ Red,” and “Small Town Boy” all became hard driving #1s. Online, Lynch has also hit the #1 spot on the iTunes Country Albums Chart while racking up 3 million track downloads, more than 245 million Spotify streams, and 113 million YouTube/VEVO views. His social-media following tops 2.5 million, and he’s not connecting with those rabid fans through music alone. Lynch’s own Stay Country clothing line puts his personal style in their hands, and national TV appearances have highlighted his good-natured charisma.Meanwhile, those same fans have watched him become one of the most dynamic performers on the road. Cranking up massive crowds while opening for stadium-rocking icons like Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and Brad Paisley, Lynch has played for millions while developing an unparalleled onstage potency –and he’ll put it to good use on THE RIDE OR DIE TOUR in the fall of 2017, his opening salvo as a headliner and an arena-filling testament to his rise.But with CURRENT MOOD,those milestones take a backseat to unbridled creativity. Thirteen new tracks push proudly against country’s already-expanded boundaries as timeless themes mix freely with edgy, new-school sonics, romantically-charged vocals and swaggering street-wise grooves.