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Lynch wants fans to Listen Up

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 – Dustin Lynch will be CMT's featured Listen Up artist for the month of September, it was announced today.

CMT is offering fans exclusive opportunities to personally interact and connect with Lynch surrounding his debut, self-titled album release on Aug. 21.

On Aug. 20, Lynch will perform an exclusive live concert for fans as part of Listen Up, which showcases rising artists.

The concert event will take place in front of a live audience at Nashville's 12th & Porter at 8 p.m. Eastern. The performances and an exclusive interview with CMT Radio's Samantha Stephens will be streamed live on CMT.com, marking a first for the Listen Up franchise. The show is open to the public and fans will be allowed entrance on a first-come, first serve basis.

In celebration of Lynch's release date, CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan will host an ASK ANYTHING video chat with Lynch the next evening, Aug. 21, 8 p.m. eastern.

Fans can visit http://www.cmtradiolive.com now to submit their questions for the exclusive chat.

Since the release of his hit single, Cowboys and Angels, Lynch has sold more than 400,000 downloads of his debut single and surpassed more than 4 million views on YouTube/ VEVO.

Produced by award-winning Brett Beavers (Dierks Bentley) and Luke Wooten, the album consists of 13 songs, 10 of which were written or co-written by Lynch.

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Current Mood CD review - Current Mood
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Where It's At CD review - Where It's At
Dustin Lynch is a throwback on his sophomore release thanks to the good-looking Tennessee native sporting a straw cowboy hat, Now that's something you don't see these days unless you happen to be King George Strait. Instead, the hat acts of yesteryear - the moniker, in reality, was a dig at those who were part of the same milk toast country sounds that were being put out in the '90s - traded them in for baseball caps. Lynch is yet another in the seemingly endless line these days, »»»
Dustin Lynch CD review - Dustin Lynch
Dustin Lynch certainly put in the man-hours in preparing for his first record. The Tennessee native moved the 90 minutes north to Nashville and set to work learning from as many performers as possible. That was back in 2003. He's now 27 and ready for his close-up. Lynch makes a memorable arrival announcement with the leadoff tune, She Cranks My Tractor. This turn-it-up burner, scorches with a barrage of sly lyrics about a wild woman. It doesn't just knock on the door of the »»»
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: Rising Appalachia buck the mainsteam, and that's fine with them – Rising Appalachia would not be accused of being in the musical mainstream. Not too many bands who combine folk and Appalachian sounds with new world music could possibly be. And that suits the sister-led duo of Chloe Smith and Leah Song just fine. In fact, at one point, Chloe made it clear she did not embrace radio play as a sign of success... »»»
Concert Review: Bingham plays with something to prove – Ryan Bingham mainly focused on songs from his sixth album "American Love Song," for this lively show. Backed by a supportive band that also included two female backup singers and a fiddler, Bingham's eclectic setlist touched upon country, singer/songwriter folk, rock and blues. Bingham reached for lively country sounds early on, with... »»»
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