Newcomer Dustin Lynch releases his self-titled debut album this week, but many of his fans already know the lyrics to most of the songs. Dustin has been performing a lot of the new songs in his live show, and videos of those performances are all over YouTube.
Dustin tells ABC News Radio, "It's fun to see. You can see when something catches on YouTube, 'cause there's gonna be a few people in the crowd that know all the songs, and all the lyrics to all the songs."
When those fans pick up Dustin's album this week, they'll find a collection of songs inspired by Dustin's heroes Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and Clint Black. Those are the artists who made albums Dustin enjoyed listening to from top to bottom. He aspires to write songs that stand the test of time just like his heroes.
Speaking of one of Garth Brooks' biggest hits, Dustin says, "You know, 'Friends in Low Places' is 20 years old, and we're still singing it every night in my show. That's a great song. To be able to put your fingerprint on country music like that is an amazing feat, and that's what I strive to do."
Dustin is touring hard in support of his debut album with shows in Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and Florida lined up this week.
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