Shortly upon its release today at midnight, Dustin Lynch’s self-titled, debut album leapt to the top of the iTunes Country Albums Chart and into the Top 5 on the iTunes All Genre Albums Chart.
At press time, Lynch’s Broken Bow Records debut – which has been lauded by Billboard magazine as one of its “Most Anticipated Debuts of 2012” — remained at #1 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart and continued to be one of the Top 5 selling albums across all genres on iTunes.
Today, fans can tune in to GAC’s On the Streets as Lynch discusses the inspiration behind his debut album with host Suzanne Alexander. GAC’s On the Streets airs at 2 pm, 7:30 pm and 11:30 p ET today with re-airs throughout the week on the Great American Country channel.
Tonight, CMT Radio Live with Cody Alan will host a video chat with Lynch at 8 pm ET/ 7 pm CT. Fans can log on to: cmtradiolive.com to watch as Lynch answer questions from his fans in person.
Last night, Lynch performed a live concert for CMT.com to a capacity-brimming crowd at Nashville’s 12th & Porter. The concert – a first in the CMT LISTEN UP franchise – saw a throng of fans lining up outside the venue as early as 2 pm and driving from as far away as Wyoming. Lynch is CMT’s LISTEN UP Artist for September and fans can visit listenup.cmt.com during that time to watch exclusive video from last night’s concert.
On Friday, August 24, fans can get a double dose of the rising star as he drops by the sets of CMT’s Top 20 Countdown (premiering at 11 am ET) and GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown (premiering at 8 pm ET).
Next Tuesday, August 28th, Country Weekly will host a live Twitter chat with Lynch beginning at 8 pm ET/ 7 pm CT. Fans can submit questions to @CountryWeekly at any time and can follow the chat using #askDustin.
Lynch 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.” CountryWeekly.com is currently giving fans the chance to preview Lynch’s new albumas part of CW on the DL: FIRST LISTEN at countryweekly.com/dustinlynch now through Friday.
Yesterday, Lynch’s story was 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. Fans can watch the exclusive interview here: better.tv/view/celebrities-celebrities-dustin-lynch
Lynch continues to guest host 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: tcncountry.com
Since the release of his hit single, “Cowboys and Angels,” Lynch is approaching GOLD sales of his debut single and has surpassed over 4 million views on YouTube/ VEVO. He’s soared to #1 on the MTV Music Meter, earned a #1 ringtone on CMT, a Top 5 on the Billboard Heatseekers Songs Chart, and a Top 15 Country radio single.
Dustin Lynch’s self-titled, debut album is in stores now and available at iTunes.
For more information on Dustin Lynch, visit: www.dustinlynchmusic.com