By Kurt Wolff
After releasing a string of singles from his 2012 self-titled debut album (including his Top 5 hit “Cowboys and Angels”), and touring the U.S. opening for Keith Urban, Tennessee singer Dustin Lynch is finally ready to reveal some brand-new music. This week he revealed the new song “Where It’s At.” Listen below:
The song was written by Cary Barlowe, Zach Crowell and Matt Jenkins (Crowell and Jenkins cowrote Urban’s single “Cop Car”), and it was produced by Mickey Jack Cones, whose credits includes recent albums by Trace Adkins (Love Is…) and Joe Nichols (Crickets). “Where It’s At” is the lead single of Lynch’s sophomore album, which is coming later this year. The single will hit iTunes on April 15.
As Lynch told Radio.com, the new album will reflect the growth Lynch has made as an artist in the past couple years. For instance, he’s had some tremendous opportunities to travel the country (including as part of Urban’s recent Light the Fuse Tour), which he explained has been eye-opening for him and lent influence to his songwriting. “I got to realize that my little bubble here in Middle Tennessee is not the way that everybody is,” he said. “It’s been such a neat experience to grow and soak all that in. And now for this second album, it’s all coming out of me.”
“Subject matter,” he said, “is going to be a lot different on the second [album], just because I’ve seen a lot more of this country than I had when I wrote the first one. I have a lot more to say now.”