is giving fans the chance to hear rising star Dustin Lynch’s new album first – before it lands on store shelves – as part of CW on the DL: FIRST LISTEN.

Beginning today, fans can join Lynch’s official Album Listening Party by clicking HERE to stream Lynch’s new album in full, exclusively for the next 7 days.

Lynch’s self-titled, debut album – which Billboard magazine has lauded as one of its “Most Anticipated Debuts of 2012” will be released this Tuesday, August 21st in both the U.S. and Canada.

Lynch also discusses his debut album and “overnight success” story in the August 27th issue of Country Weekly (on stands now) – including his early education at the legendary Bluebird Café and his surprise visit from superstar Tim McGraw. Lynch also confesses to Country Weekly which song on the debut album is a “piece of my soul.”

Additionally, Lynch’s story will be featured on NBC’s nationally-syndicated The Better Show on Monday, August 20th.  Lynch sat down with correspondent Ashlie Kolb at The Bluebird Café to discuss how the legendary venue helped him with his first steps on the road to stardom.  

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Lynch is currently the guest host of The Country Network’s Nashville Nights program now through August 26th.  Lynch hosts the nightly video blocks showcasing Country music’s best and brightest stars.  For air times in your area, visit:

Lynch will also perform an exclusive live concert event for live from Nashville’s 12th & Porter on Monday, August 20th.  Fans around the world can watch the live broadcast beginning at 8 pm ET/ 7 pm CT that evening.   Lynch is CMT’s LISTEN UP Artist for September and the concert event is a first for the franchise.  CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan will also host a video chat with Lynch at 8 pm ET/ 7 pm CT the following evening.  Fans can log on to: now to submit their questions.

Produced by Brett Beavers (Dierks Bentley) and Luke Wooten (Brad Paisley), the self-titled debut album will include 13 tracks – 10 of which were written or co-written by Lynch.

Lynch’s distinctively deep, emotional vocals are showcased throughout the album – an album that embodies his unique perspectives growing up and people watching in the small town of Tullahoma, TN.  As both an artist and songwriter, Lynch was greatly influenced in his youth by the famed “Class of ‘89” comprised of such stalwart country singers as Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and Clint Black.

From stories about small town life and escaping from the rat race, to crackerjack up-tempo party anthems, to songs about young love, first times and unrequited heartbreak, Dustin Lynch’s self-titled debut album tells a universal story from start to finish.

Dustin Lynch’s self-titled, debut album is available for pre-order now at iTunes by clicking HERE

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