Photo Credit: (2012 ©Grand Ole Opry/ Photo By: Chris Hollo)
Opry legend John Conlee welcomed Lynch to the stage of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry, The Show That Made Country Music Famous, on a bill that also included Opry members Mel Tillis, Little Jimmy Dickens, Jimmy C. Newman and Montgomery Gentry as well as Rhonda Vincent and Gloriana.
Hailing from nearby Tullahoma, TN, Lynch grew up listening to and visiting the Grand Ole Opry and dreaming of one day earning the honor of gracing its stage. Last Friday after a tumultuous day of strong storms across the South, Lynch arrived for rehearsal to find a rainbow flowing into the roof of the Grand Ole Opry House – a sign from Mother Nature that his dream was coming true.
Performing his hit single, “Cowboys and Angels,” and crowd favorite, “She Cranks My Tractor,” Lynch ended his debut Opry performance by thanking the Opry, Country radio and the fans as he kissed the hallowed Opry Circle in tribute to those that had come before him.
Read more about Lynch’s Grand Ole Opry debut at the Opry’s “Into the Circle” blog here: http://www.opry.com/blog/
Heralded as one of Billboard’s “Most Anticipated Debuts of 2012,” Dustin Lynch’s star has risen quickly since his debut single was released in January. “Cowboys and Angels” has soared into the Top 40, resting at #33 and #32this week on the Billboard and Mediabase charts respectively. Lynch has been featured as one to watch in Country Weekly, Roughstock, Cowboys & Indians, Taste of Country, Keepin’ It Country, RAM Country on Yahoo!,Dirt Road Daughters magazine and more.
Influenced in his youth by such stalwart country singers as Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and Clint Black, Lynch is currently profiled in Country Weekly’s “CW on the DL” web series which features a special preview of new studio tracks from Lynch’s upcoming album as well as episodes of Lynch’s “Tuesday on the DL” video series: www.countryweekly.com/dustinlynch
For more information on Dustin Lynch visit: www.dustinlynchmusic.com