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Both a songwriter and performer, Dustin toured as an opening act for Keith Urban’s Light the Fuse Tour. His subsequent hits include “Cowboys and Angels” which was nominated for American Country Awards Single of the Year -New Artist and Music Video of the Year- New Artist and also for the CMT Music Awards Breakthrough Video of the Year. Additional hits include "She Cranks My Tractor," "Wild in Your Smile" and the recently released “Where It’s At.”
Following many now-famous country artists, Dustin got his start at the Bluebird Café –famous among country artists and now more well known by the general public thanks to the ABC hit show Nashville. He rented an apartment behind the Bluebird Café’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. “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).
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 by writing a staggering 200+ songs in less than two years.