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Lynch makes Opry debut Friday

Wednesday, February 29, 2012 – Dustin Lynch will make his debut at the Grand Ole Opry on Friday.

Hailing from nearby Tullahoma, Tenn., Lynch grew up listening to and visiting the Grand Ole Opry and dreaming of one day playing there. "The Opry is one of the most hallowed stages in the world of music because of its history and tradition," said Lynch. "Growing up I watched my idols grace the stage and I dreamed of playing that stage and dreamed of becoming a member of the Opry one day. One of these dreams is coming true this Friday, and I'm honored, humbled, and grateful I've received this invitation to make my Opry debut."

Lynch will be on a bill with Opry members Mel Tillis and Montgomery Gentry as well as Gloriana and Rhonda Vincent at 7 p.m.

Lynch released his debut single, Cowboys and Angels in January.

Influenced in his youth by such stalwart country singers as Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and Clint Black, Lynch went to David Lipscomb University in part because it was less than two miles from the Bluebird Café, the Nashville music club. Renting an apartment behind the venue's back parking lot, Lynch literally walked to the Bluebird several times a week.

Lynch eventually signed with Broken Bow Record. He is currently in the studio working with producer Brett Beavers (Dierks Bentley) and engineer Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley, Sunny Sweeney) on his debut album due later this year with a backlog of his own songs.

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Where It's At CD review - Where It's At
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
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