Richard Lynch – ‘Pray on The Radio'
Review by Matt Wong & Staff
“Pray on The Radio” is a song by traditional country artist Richard Lynch. An All-American, blue collar country man, Lynch describes his music as “100% real country,” and “Pray on The Radio” certainly qualifies this from the first note.
Lynch’s gentle vocals take center stage with his signature country twang. His rich voice is supported by an instrumentation of piano, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, bass, and drums. The song’s well written melody is simple, yet it hooks the listener from the first verse drawing the listener into the story. In addition to the memorable melody, the song is rich with tasty licks and fills from the guitars and piano that are trademarks of the classic country music sound.
The lyrics in “Pray on The Radio” talk about a radio interview that Lynch participated in. The story is easy to follow and many listeners will connect to the message. From listening to the song, it is clear that Lynch is inspired by his his faith. During this particular radio interview, he was asked by the DJ, “do you mind if we pray on the radio?” and this leads Lynch to respond:
"I told the DJ right then I’d be more than happy To share my thoughts and inspirations about my songs I’m thankful God lives in my music enough to ride with me So I’ll keep singing my country music And pray that Jesus tags along."
“Pray on The Radio” is a song that any fan of country and Christian music will love. It is a well-written and well-performed recording that comes from the heart. With "Pray on the Radio", Richard Lynch stays true to his core country sensibilities while capturing the inspiration (his faith) that guides the way.
About Richard Lynch
You’d be hard-pressed to find a musician as authentic as Richard Lynch, whose traditional country music fully embodies his hay-raising, farm-dwelling lifestyle. An all-American, blue collar country man, Lynch has poured his heart and soul into the countless chart-topping hits he and his band have produced.
His music is 100% real country, evoking some of the great classics who influenced him, like Keith Whitley, Conway Twitty, and George Strait. For three decades and counting, Lynch has written, sung, and performed his songs with passion and dedication, building himself up into an independent country music sensation. While his musical roots are grounded in pure country, his songs also showcase elements of western swing, honky tonk and outlaw country.
Living the life he sings about is what gives Richard the edge as a singer/songwriter. Richard has been a designer and builder of amazing barns and ,as should be expected, he is an American farmer. His everyday life, and paying his musical dues by performing at 100's of events and shows across the country all year, is what has shaped him into a one-of-a-kind performer.
Richard released his third studio album on April 1st, on Fence Row Records and he is already climbing the major radio charts. "Mending Fences" is an incredible 12 track project of pure country music. The title track, written by Lesley McDaniel, Fost Daniel, Jesse Daniel and Nick Hall is an outstanding example of what country music was meant to be.
Mending Fences" also includes a stunning, heart felt duet with the amazing Rhonda Vincent. On May 25, 2019 Richard released, to rave reviews, his fourth studio album, “Think I’ll Carry It On.” This was an extremely exciting and rewarding project as each of the twelve tracks were written or co-written by Richard. The album features a wonderful duet with country music legend, Leona Williams. Their track, “Another Honky Tonk Song” is sure to please all those traditionalists out there.Recently Richard recorded a duet with country star Ronnie McDowell. The single, “Love Tattoo” is a moving tribute to our military veterans.
Backed by a group of hand selected country musicians, the Richard Lynch Band performs a wide variety of music. Perfect for the true traditionalist longing for the emotions of three chords and the truth wrapped in the soul of a steel guitar or fans seeking hard driving honky tonk, a Richard Lynch performance will surely warm your country soul.
Connect with Richard Lynch