PHOTO CREDIT: Chris Auditore

Chart-topping Broken Bow recording artist Dustin Lynch returned to his hometown of Tullahoma, TN, on Saturday night to headline the annual 41-A Music Festival.

Onsite organizers estimated that a crowd of eight to ten thousand people had gathered at the festival site by the time Lynch took the stage at 9:45 pm, tripling the highest attendance number of previous festivals. With the festival area at capacity, crowds spilled over onto both sides of the street, in parking lots across the city’s railroad tracks and even behind the barricaded stage to catch a glimpse of the rising star.                                                      

The city of Tullahoma had its own surprise in store for Lynch. Shortly before his set Mayor Lane Curlee summoned Lynch to the stage, presenting him with an official Key to the City.

“This is so awesome and unexpected,” Lynch said of the honor. “I haven’t gotten a chance to come back and play in Tullahoma since this whole thing started, even though I still come home every chance I get to see my family and friends. Just getting to play for my hometown was so special to me – this topped off the night. I’m proud of my hometown and this is something I’ll always treasure.”

Organized by the Highland Rim Kiwanis Club, all proceeds from the 41-A Music Festival goes to provide funds for multiple youth organizations in the local area.

For more information on Dustin Lynch, visit: www.dustinlynchmusic.com