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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