Dustin Lynch recently joined the #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) trend on Instagram, sending out a photo of Reba McEntire to his followers. And it wasn't a joke: Lynch says he has a pretty big crush on the country superstar, and he hasn't been keeping it very quiet.

“Well, she is my crush,” he confesses, “and she knows that. That’s what’s awesome ... She’s always been a dream girl of mine since I was a little bitty guy.”

In fact, Lynch mentioned McEntire in an interview with The Boot back in 2012, naming her as his first celebrity crush, but now his fans have started to take notice and are getting in on the fun as well.

"Where was I -- Warsaw, Indiana. I look in the crowd, and they’ve got Reba shirts on," he says. "So, it’s getting out there. If they’re not wearing my shirts, they’re wearing Reba McEntire shirts to my concerts. So, it’s pretty cool."

Lynch says that he would love to sing with McEntire, but he's not pushing his luck.

“I think that’s one of those things I want to earn my way into asking,” he says. “I don’t think I’ve gotten there yet, but hopefully, one day our paths will cross, and I can have enough courage to say, ‘Hey, you know, I’ve got this song I’d love to record.’ How awesome would that be?”

Lynch's new album 'Where It's At' is set for release on Sept. 9.