Dustin Lynch - Love Me Or Leave Me Alone (Official Audio)

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Dustin Lynch

Dustin Lynch

Here is some background information on Dustin Lynch from the Cowboys and Angels Songfacts. Dustin Lynch was raised in the rural countryside of Tullahoma, Tennessee, where he grew up listening to Country music. In 2003 Lynch made the 90 mile move to Nashville in order to attend David Lipscomb University. Lynch also dreamed of becoming a musician, and he rented an apartment near the Bluebird Cafe, which is a popular music venue for songwriters, instrumental in the development of such stars as Garth Brooks and Faith Hill. He regularly attended the venue and gradually began writing and playing shows himself in the Music City as well as the neighboring college circuit. Lynch signed a publishing deal with Super 98/The Song Factory in 2010 and a record deal with Broken Bow Records the following year. His debut single, "Cowboys and Angels", was released January 17, 2012. “Shhh!” The note on the Bluebird Café’s Facebook page says it all: customers who visit the Nashville songwriters club – instrumental in the development of Garth Brooks, Faith Hill and Kathy Mattea – are expected to keep quiet and listen to the words from some of Music City’s most influential composers. Listening has an added benefit – it gives the listener a chance to learn. That’s how singer-songwriter Dustin Lynch used the Bluebird. And he used it intensely. He rented an apartment behind the venue’s back parking lot and literally walked to the Bluebird several times a week to listen and learn about the mysterious art of creating songs from some of Nashville’s most important writers. Don Schlitz (“The Gambler”), Tony Arata (“The Dance”), Paul Overstreet (“Forever And Ever, Amen”) – all are mainstays of the Bluebird legend, and it was at their proverbial feet that he picked up key insights about the writing process. “I was soaking it in, trying to be a sponge,” Lynch says. “I was mainly trying to hear the story behind the song, how it came about, what it’s really about. There’s something about understanding the songwriter’s realm. You get a little more grip on the way it was written and why it was written and how they got to the finished product.” That education paid off in a big way for Lynch. He signed with Broken Bow Records – the home of Jason Aldean and sister label to Stoney Creek Records (home to Thompson Square) – and is working with producer Brett Beavers (known for his work with Dierks Bentley) and engineer Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley, Sunny Sweeney) on his debut album with a backlog of his own songs. He’s written that material with a bundle of Music City’s top writers – Dallas Davidson (“Just A Kiss”), Tim Nichols (“Live Like You Were Dying”), Casey Beathard (“Don’t Blink”), Phil O’Donnell (“Back When I Knew It All”) and Steve Bogard (“Prayin’ For Daylight”), to name a few. But it all goes back to the Bluebird for Lynch, a native of Tullahoma, Tennessee. Influenced in his youth by such stalwart country singers as Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and Clint Black, Lynch knew the importance of the Bluebird, and he chose his college – David Lipscomb University – in part because it was less than two miles from the club, which proved immensely important in his development. Lynch auditioned on a Saturday morning for a chance to play its open-mic night the following day. He passed the audition and impressed host Barbara Cloyd so much that she chased him into the parking lot and offered to help him get some footing in the community. As he began to establish himself at the Bluebird, Lynch got a call from Pete Hartung – manager for singer-songwriter Justin Moore – who had found Dustin’s MySpace page and wanted to get involved. Within weeks, Lynch had a publishing deal, and he made the most of it, writing a staggering 200+ songs in less than two years. “I’m a workaholic,” he says. “I was getting paid to write songs, so that’s what I did. That’s just the guy I am, if I’m not doing something I get bored, so I was trying to write the best record possible and decided to just get after it as hard as I can.” Even as a Bluebird visitor, Lynch had made an impression. After he signed his publishing deal, one of the company’s executives persuaded Phil O’Donnell and Casey Beathard to book a co-writing session with the new writer, even though they’d never even heard his name. As soon as he walked through the door, they exploded: “Holy crap, Dustin! We know you!” But it’s not just physical recognition that Lynch has achieved with his studious approach to songwriting. He combined his fascination with words and melodies with concert skills he developed in high-school bands and playing the southeastern club circuit. That combination has made him one of country’s artists to watch, a performer who’s written his own mix of party songs and ballads with a unique perspective. It’s his own viewpoint, honed from watching the world, and watching the experts. It’s all there, waiting for anyone else willing to… Listen. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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Where It's At

Wild In Your Smile

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Right Where We Want It

Middle of Nowhere

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She Wants a Cowboy

She Wants a Cowboy

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American Prayer

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Cowboys & Angels (PO Clean Edit)

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Your Plan

Middle Of Nowhere - Live from Spotify NYC

Middle Of Nowhere - Live from Spotify NYC

Where Its At

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Cowboys and Angels (Acoustic)

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Hold On, We're Going Home - Live from Spotify NYC

Mind Reader - Live from Spotify NYC

Mind Reader - Live from Spotify NYC

I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink

I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink

Sing It To Me (Intro) - Live from Spotify NYC

Sing It To Me (Intro) - Live from Spotify NYC

Sing It To Me - Live from Spotify NYC

Sing It To Me - Live from Spotify NYC

Where It's At - Live from Spotify NYC

Where It's At - Live from Spotify NYC

That's The Way Love Goes

That's The Way Love Goes

Where It's At (Intro) - Live from Spotify NYC

Where It's At (Intro) - Live from Spotify NYC

Middle of Nowhere (Intro) - Live from Spotify NYC

Middle of Nowhere (Intro) - Live from Spotify NYC

Way Back When

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Your Daddy's Boots - Live from Spotify NYC

Your Daddy's Boots - Live from Spotify NYC

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Artist's Albums

Cowboys and Angels

Cowboys and Angels

Dustin Lynch

Dustin Lynch

Where It's At

Where It's At

Mind Reader

Mind Reader

Where It's At (single)

Where It's At (single)

She Cranks My Tractor (Club Remix)

She Cranks My Tractor (Club Remix)

Cowboys and Angels (Acoustic Version)

Cowboys and Angels (Acoustic Version)

Cowboys And Angels (Single)

Cowboys And Angels (Single)

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Mind Reader/ Your Daddy's Boots (Single)

Mind Reader/ Your Daddy's Boots (Single)

Billboard Hot 100

Billboard Hot 100

Cowboys And Angels - Single

Cowboys And Angels - Single

Spotify Sessions

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Where It's At - single

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Billboard Hot 100: 07-14-2012

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Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart

Your Daddy's Boots

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Billboard Hot 100 (07 JUNE 2014)

Billboard Top 30 Country Singles 2012-4-21

Billboard Top 30 Country Singles 2012-4-21

Billboard USA Top 40

Billboard USA Top 40

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BBR Music Group Presents: The Dirt Road

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Billboard Hot 100: 06-09-2012

Billboard Hot 100: 06-09-2012

Billboard Top 25 Country Songs

Billboard Top 25 Country Songs

Billboard Top 30 Country Songs  2012-7-14

Billboard Top 30 Country Songs 2012-7-14

Single

Single

Country Heat 2013

Country Heat 2013

Billboard Top 30 Country Songs  2012-7-28

Billboard Top 30 Country Songs 2012-7-28

Music

Music

A Billboard Top 50 Country Song - 11-22-13

A Billboard Top 50 Country Song - 11-22-13

Billboard The Hot 100 (31 May 2014)

Billboard The Hot 100 (31 May 2014)

Billboard # 1sTop 60 Country Songs

Billboard # 1sTop 60 Country Songs

Working Man's Poet A Tribute To Merle Haggard (Streaming Version)

Working Man's Poet A Tribute To Merle Haggard (Streaming Version)

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VA- Billboard Hot 100 (Week 38) Sept.19 2015 RZ-RG

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Billboard Hot Country Top 100 Songs of 2014

Billboard Hot 100: 06-30-2012

Billboard Hot 100: 06-30-2012

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Top Country Hits 2012

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Working Man's Poet: A Tribute To Merle Haggard

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RZ-RG Billboard For TOP 50 COUNTRY (Mar.03.2015)

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where it’s at

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Billboard Top 30 Country Songs 2012-8-18

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Billboard Top 50 Country Songs

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Promo Only Country Radio March 2012

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Billboard Hot 100: 06-23-2012

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