Richard Lynch - Music Interview
Richard Lynch is a Waynesville, Ohio-based country music artist, who has compiled a long list of country hits and chart toppers in the world of traditional country music. His single, “A Better Place” topped the New Music Weekly AM/FM country chart, the IndieWorld Country Record Report, and spent an incredible 32 weeks atop the Roots Music Report True Country chart. His next 4 singles also topped the country airplay charts, including a duet with Grammy Award Winner, Rhonda Vincent. Richard’s single, “Country Music Isn’t Country Anymore” went Top 25 on the iTunes Canada sales chart.
His last single, “Pray on the Radio” received Christian radio airplay and charting, also reaching the US iTunes Single Sales chart. Lynch has appeared on WSM Radio Nashville, RFD TV, Fox TV, and countless other media outlets.Richard is a member of the Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame, The Independent Country Music Hall of Fame, and he is a Billboard Magazine Emerging Artist. He is also the host of “Traditionally Lynch,” airing on TV and radio, and he’s the founder of the Love Tattoo Foundation for veterans. Richard’s new album, “Think I’ll Carry It On” (May 25th release) features duets with Ronnie McDowell and Leona Williams and includes 5 Top 40 country singles, including his latest single, “Back In 1953.”
What got you into music?
My Dad Woody was an amazing country singer and musician. When I was eight years old he was doing a show with Porter Wagoner and he took me up on the stage and I sang Tiger By The Tail…….That was it for me I was bitten by the country music bug.
What is your favorite part about being an artist? Is it songwriting, performing, recording, something else?) Tell us why. WOW, I love them all, but I think creating music through writing is incredibly satisfying.
Can you tell us what being in the recording studio is like for you? Oh it’s an amazing experience. Working with the talented musicians, engineers and of course hearing the music come to life.
As a songwriter or musician, are there any obstacles you have had to overcome or obstacles that you are facing right now in your career? I would say the only obstacle comes from the industry itself. The have made traditional country music a neglected genre. Fortunately, there are still many fans that love the sounds of real country.
Who do you admire most in the music scene today and why? The indie artist that strive to keep great country music alive.
To date, what do you think your best song is? Can you describe the song for us? Not sure if I want to answer that, I think my best one yet has not been released yet, but I know in my heart it’s a terrific song,
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Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year? Yes, I write a lot and am happy to say I am only three songs away from another album of original, real country music
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