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Dustin Lynch Fun Facts: 25 Things You May Not Know About the Country Newcomer

Broken Bow Records

Any time a new artist arrives on the country music scene, there are countless things to learn about them. One thing we already know about Dustin Lynch is that he has scored a major hit with the beautiful “Cowboys and Angels.” The song is currently thisclose to becoming a No. 1 hit for the Tullahoma, Tenn. native (now there are two things you know about him), and his Broken Bow Records debut makes him a label mate of one Jason Aldean, whose “Take a Little Ride” raced ahead of “Cowboys” into the No. 1 spot (but he’s a big Jason fan, so we’re sure he’s not bitter.) And that’s maybe four or five more things you now know about him. Since we’re on a roll, The Boot uncovers a plethora of tidbits from the hitmaker himself.

The first celebrity I ever met was …

Vince Gill. It was an inner-city children’s golf tournament. I was there to help out and Vince was there to be the celebrity guy. I told him I was in town to write songs and he kind of took me under his arm and he said, “I’m glad you’re here,” and he took me over to his car and showed me some new golf clubs that nobody had yet, that weren’t even on the market.

My first celebrity crush was …

Reba McEntire. The Queen.

The first thing I notice about a girl is …

Definitely her smile and her eyes. I don’t know which one comes first. If we go deeper than physical, I notice her sense of humor pretty quick.

My best pickup line is …

My guitar. I have no game. That’s why I pick up the guitar.

The sexiest woman alive is …

Kate Upton.

The sexiest man alive is …

The Dos Equis guy (“The Most Interesting Man in the World”).

If I could meet a famous historical figure, I would want to meet …

Davy Crockett.

If I could be anybody else in the world, I would be …

I wouldn’t wish that upon myself at all. If I could live in somebody else’s shoes for a certain moment, it would have to be Garth [Brooks] back in his heyday. I would love to actually be in his boots and figure out why he’s doing what he’s doing.

One place that I would love to visit is …

Australia. I would love to go Down Under and see what’s going on down there.

One smell that I love is …

Any kind of baked cobbler. But here’s the weird smell that I love that people have always thought was funny. I love the smell of skunks. Driving down a back road and you smell a skunk that’s sprayed or been hit. I love that. It reminds me of home.

If I could shop at just one store it would be …

Bass Pro Shops.

My favorite brand of jeans is …

I’ve been rocking these Levi’s lately. They’re 527s.

Boxers or briefs …

Briefs.

My favorite brand is …

Calvin Klein.

My favorite thing to do on a day off is …

To ride back roads, find a field, kick back and listen to music.

One song that always makes me cry is …

Ships That Don’t Come In,” by Joe Diffie.

My worst habit is …

Not being able to turn off. I’m a laid-back guy but my brain is always wrapped up in music.

My guilty pleasure movie is …

“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “Step Brothers” or “Wedding Crashers.”

The last book I read was …

“Catching Fire” (Book 2 of the “Hunger Games” trilogy).

If I had a job outside of music, it would be …

If I could be involved in the hunting and fishing industry, that would be amazing. That said, I studied biology in college and that led into me being really involved in anatomy and being a pre-med major. So, probably something in the medical field.

One job I would never want to have …

I’ve already had! The day I got a call from my now manager, I was working in a sewage treatment testing facility. With my biology degree, I got this job at an environmental lab. We tested sewage runoff, we tested chemical warfare waste runoff. It’s a job I’ll never do again and I would never wish upon anybody. It was motivation to get my music in gear, though. It was the kick in the butt I needed. In desperation, you make things happen.

One thing that scares me is …

Fear of failure. You’re always looking for a thumbs-up. Ronnie Dunn and Alan Jackson are still trying to have hits. They’ve had 20 years of hits but they’re still looking for a thumbs-up. You put a piece of your heart out there and you just hope that people love it. But that’s what makes this job fun, sometimes people don’t love it. Failing the ones that love me is a big fear of mine.

A dream I have is …

To make a difference in [country music]. If I can have one song 20 years down the road that people will want to play in this genre, that’s a dream of mine.

A cause or charity I’m involved with is …

I helped start the Junior Advisory Board of the W.O. Smith School of Music in Nashville.

The song on my album that describes me best right now is …

“Your Plan.” I’m living a dream right now but that song came about when I didn’t know if this was my calling or not. It fell out as a prayer. I’m just holding the pen to a greater thing happening right now.

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