Dustin Lynch got himself a #1, this time as both an artist and a songwriter. With mixing “a shot of R&B into his country tonic” (Taste of Country), the PLATINUM-certified hitmaker’s “Good Girl” tops both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country Airplay charts this week. Finding “an unmistakable sound to call his own,” he co-wrote the surprise summertime anthem alongside Justin Ebach and Andy Albert that left fans and critics wanting more (Taste of Country).
“I’ve never started the year with a #1 song, and I’ve got to say, this feels really good,” Lynch remarked. “I moved to town with the dream of writing songs and singing on stage, and finally the stars aligned, and everything worked out. I’ve learned the lesson of perseverance, of hard work and continuing to hone your craft.”
Following the success of his third studio album CURRENT MOOD (Broken Bow Records), “Good Girl” delivers Lynch’s SIXTH #1 as an artist with 47 MILLION total streams and garnering over 455,000 in consumption. The hit is a landmark achievement unique to his previous chart success, marking his first #1 as a songwriter, something Lynch has waited for since the beginning of his career and finds “very very special. As a songwriter, getting a #1 is life-changing.”
Lynch’s previous #1 hits include PLATINUM-certified “Small Town Boy” and “Where It’s At,” and GOLD-certified chart-toppers “Hell of a Night,” “Mind Reader,” and “Seein’ Red,” tallying an impressive 5 consecutive #1 singles between 2014-2017. His signature Tennessee sound has “steadily built one of the most consistent careers in modern country music” (Billboard).
In 2018, Lynch was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry by iconic entertainer Reba McEntire. He presented the awards for Single Record of the Year and Single of the Year at the 53rd ACM Awards and the 52nd CMA Awards, and wrapped 2018 with the REASON TO DRINK…ANOTHER TOUR, packing out venues nationwide with Cole Swindell and special guest Lauren Alaina.
This year, Lynch will make his UK debut at C2C in March, and will join the Canadian leg of Thomas Rhett’s LIFE CHANGES TOUR starting in April and North American VERY HOT SUMMER TOUR starting in May as direct support, but that’s just the beginning for this “Country music star” (AXS).
“Hopefully as a songwriter this is the start,” said Lynch. “With new music on the way, I can guarantee there will be more right around the corner.”