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Dustin Lynch Performs “Where It’s At” on ‘The Queen Latifah Show’

Dustin Lynch performed his two-week #1 radio hit this week when, “Where It’s At,” on The Queen Latifah Show on Tuesday. The single held the #1 position on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart for the second consecutive week. “Where It’s At” also claimed the #1 spot on the Country Aircheck/ USA Today Chart.

Last week, Lynch’s new album – WHERE IT’S AT – debuted as the #1-selling Country album on the Neilsen Soundscan Digital Album Chart. The sophomore project from one of Country music’s fastest rising stars earned the 6th highest-selling digital album across ALL genres. WHERE IT’S AT surpassed 500,000 streams on Spotify in only one week.

Dustin Lynch stars in new PSA to promote GED® achievement

More than 37 million American adults are currently living without a high school diploma, according to the U.S. Department of Education and country Music Star Dustin Lynch is helping to address this issue with a fun new public service ad (PSAs) produced by the Ad Council and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.

The PSA is designed to make the process of obtaining a GED diploma feel less intimidating. It’s part of a larger campaign called “Skip the Drama,” which draws a humorous parallel between the drama of a soap opera and the drama of not having a GED diploma.

Check out the campaign’s Facebook ( and Twitter ( pages are also great places to get GED-related info (mixed in with some more fun).

Dustin Lynch Hits #1 on iTunes Top Country Albums Chart

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Platinum-selling Country star Dustin Lynch’s new album – Where It’s At– was #1 on iTunes Top Country Albums Chart yesterday at press time. Dustin celebrated the release of his new album with fans outside the FOX News Channel Plaza in the heart of New York City yesterday morning. The corner of 48th and 6th Avenues was essentially transformed into an arena – complete with a pulsating light show – as the Broken Bow Records artist performed songs from Where It’s At, released yesterday.

Fans who filled the plaza and lined the streets were treated to a hip-swaying wake-up call with songs such as the Top 3 single “Where It’s At,” the heart-tugging “Daddy’s Boots,” the groove-laden “Halo” and the album track “Mind Reader” which is currently one of Spotify’s “Top 10 Most Viral Songs in the US.” The Dustin Lynch Album Release Party on the Plaza, which aired live nationally on FOX & Friends and streamed simultaneously on, also gave way to a plethora of surprises – including a grand prize trip to Los Angeles for lucky fan Stefani Belina of Long Island, NY to join Lynch aboard a concert cruise off the coast of Marina del Rey later this week. Dustin also pre-taped a performance on CBS-syndicated The Queen Latifah Show and to be featured as this week’s KTLA “Music Spotlight.” Lynch will also join fans for two sold-out nights where he’ll perform a special set aboard a hornblower cruise ship off the coast of Marina del Rey, in partnership with KKGO/ Go Country. For more information visit

Dustin Lynch Previews Sophomore Album “Where It’s At”

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The crowd at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville was packed with fans and Music Row’s finest as Dustin Lynch offered up songs from his forthcoming album, “Where It’s At,” available this Tuesday, September 9.

It’s been two years since Lynch released his self-titled debut album, which launched his career with the hit “Cowboys and Angels.” He’s traveled a lot of miles and had a lot of experiences since that time, which helped shape the music of this new record.

“I’ve learned a lot about this country. All of these new landscapes, the Pacific Ocean, the desert, a real mountain. As a songwriter, you soak in all of that landscape. And along the way, I’ve met thousands of people, and relationships have budded from that… awkward moments, great moments. I think as a songwriter, you soak all of that in and that’s what comes out. And that’s what inspires me.”

Earlier this year he toured with Keith Urban, and the energy of Urban’s live show was a big influence in the creation of this album.

“The Keith Urban show is relentless. It’s up-tempo, high energy, hands in the air, people dancing the whole time. I wanted that. I was writing this album on the road with him and recording it while we were out there on that tour.”

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Lynch co-wrote five of the new tracks, including “To the Sky,” “She Wants a Cowboy,” “Sing it to Me,” “Middle of Nowhere,” and his personal favorite, “Your Daddy’s Boots,” which describes a pivotal moment in a lot of people’s lives.

“I can always remember watching a groom hold back tears watching his bride dance with his father-in-law. And that moment signifies, ‘I’m now having to be him. The guy that’s been there for her since she was born, and is her everything, her world, the man she’s leaned on her whole life. I’m now taking that role over.’ I thought that would be a cool song to write from the groom’s shoes, to watch her dance.”

The new album also includes tracks not written by Lynch, like “World to Me,” that struck a chord with him enough to record.

“World to Me is a song that a couple of my buddies [Ash Bowers, Adam Craig, Matt Rogers] wrote, and it hit home. It even name checks the bar that we hang out in my hometown. It’s just one of those perfect fits.”

Lynch performed the new songs to an enthusiastic crowd, and even snuck in a Garth Brooks cover of “Rodeo” as a hats-off to one of his musical idols. He’s excited to hear new music from the legend, but wants to experience the new single in a special way.

“I’m saving that… I don’t wanna stream it on my phone; I wanna listen to it as a country music fan in my truck, or on the radio on the bus.”

The album “Where It’s At” will be available online and in stores beginning Tuesday, September 9. Keep up with Dustin Lynch on Twitter @dustinlynch or at

Go Back to School with Dustin Lynch and CMT

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There are 4.7 million jobs open right now in the United States according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, many of which remain unfilled due to a lack of skilled applicants. CMT and country music star Dustin Lynch are teaming up to encourage Americans in some of the most economically-depressed areas to go back to school as part of the cable network’s CMT EMPOWERING EDUCATION initiative. With Dustin as the official spokesperson, the campaign highlights the important role community colleges play in providing affordable, relevant education and training aligned with the workforce needs in rural America.

CMT and Dustin are asking fans to pledge their commitment to education on social media using Thunderclap, an online crowdsourcing tool. If 500 people sign up to support CMT EMPOWERING EDUCATION by September 18, Thunderclap will blast a concerted message of support across social media worldwide. As an incentive to participate in the Thunderclap, CMT and Dustin will award 10 participants with personalized gift packages, as well as one grand prize package for a VIP trip to the 2015 CMT MUSIC AWARDS in Nashville, Tenn. Fans can visit to raise their voice for education now.

“Education has always been important to me and to my family. In fact, I made a promise to my family that I would graduate from college before pursuing a career in music,” says Lynch. “I’m proud to be working with CMT’s Empowering Education campaign to help others find their path to higher education and to new careers.”

“We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential with education beyond high school,” added Lucia Folk, Vice President of Public Affairs, CMT. “We’ve seen the skills gap first-hand in rural areas like Hazard, Kentucky, where coal miners are finding new careers in health care and other industries. With the aid of Dustin and the American Association of Community Colleges, we want to help our viewers narrow the gap and improve their quality of life.”

CMT EMPOWERING EDUCATION announced a three-year partnership at the Clinton Global Initiative America earlier this year, aiming to raise visibility for education and rural workforce struggles. In partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges, the pilot year activities will focus on recruitment and retention efforts with 14 community colleges in some of the most distressed regions of the United States. CMT will support local efforts by highlighting student success stories, combating perceived challenges, and providing customized toolkits for marketing efforts featuring Lynch.

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