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Dustin Lynch, Tullahoma Album Review

By Phjoshua @thereviewsarein

Dustin Lynch released his fourth full-length studio album on Friday, and if the early returns are any indication, Tullahoma will be a hit.

The 11-track record features two singles that have already reached #1 on the US country charts ( Good Girl & Ridin' Roads) and with standout tracks included on the rest of the listen, fans are going to be able to dive into Tullahoma for a full listen. At 35 minutes, it comes and goes maybe a little faster than we'd like, but asking for more than 10 songs on an album these days feels kinda greedy, so we'll take this offer from Dustin Lynch and be happy about it.

Hit play to check out Lynch's most recent (and 7th overall) #1 single, Ridin' Roads.

The album kicks off with Lynch's most recent single, Momma's House. The song has already picked up more than 150,000 plays on its YouTube lyric video, and when you add in streams and early radio plays, there's a chance for this one to climb the charts too.

The new album's name comes from Dustin Lynch's hometown of Tullahoma, TN. And if you're wondering why he chose to name the album after the town (but there isn't a song with the name), here's what he has to say...

"The new album is titled Tullahoma for one reason - It's a tip of the hat to my hometown. Every song on this album is something I've lived."

Sitting about 75 miles southeast of Nashville, Tullahoma comes in just under 20,000 people and dates back to 1852, has a state and country-wide recognized band program at the high school level, and has produced pro athletes to go along with Dustin Lynch and his seven #1 hits. Stop at Route 55 BBQ & Catering if you go through, the reviews look great and Tennessee BBQ is right there waiting for you.

The first standout song on the album for me though came at track number three with Thinking 'Bout You, featuring the very talented voice of Lauren Alaina. It's a classic story of long lost feelings and love. Maybes and 'could be's. And looking to future with an eye on the past. The addition of rising star Alaina on the song is a great move, giving it more depth and the standout moment that we're thankful for. We don't know if it will go to radio, but we'd cheer for it if it did.

The rollout of the album came in spurts, with Ridin' Roads, Small Town Livin', and Red Dirt, Blue Eyes being released in March 2019. And later in the year, Songs From Tullahoma hit Spotify, adding Good Girl and Momma's House to the list of advanced songs.

And now that the whole thing is out, country music fans have some time to learn 'em all before Lynch hits the road and headlines his Stay Country Tour, and then goes out with Old Dominion and Carly Pearce for the American dates of the We Are Old Dominion Tour. We don't know which of the new songs will land on those setlists, but we'd guess that fans will hear the #1s Good Girl and Ridin' Roads, the new single Momma's House, and we'd place a little bet on Dirt Road, Old Country Song, and Workin' On You too.

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Dustin Lynch co-wrote six of the 11 songs on Tullahoma, so we believe him when he says he's lived these stories. We know from experience, and from listening that the authenticity that comes from singing something you believe can't be well-faked. It doesn't feel like this is being faked at all. There are swings in tempo and sound and style throughout, but it never feels like he's lost the direction of the album. And while some may pine for Cowboys And Angels (we get it, it's a great song), that was eight years ago, and evolution happens.

It may have taken two and a half years for Lynch to get Tullahoma ready and released after 2017's Current Mood (with #1s Small Town Boy & Seein' Red), but with the staggered release we mentioned before, lots of tour dates in between, and continued streaming, radio, and chart success he hasn't lost his momentum.

Check out the full setlist below, the tour dates, cities, and venues for the Stay Country Tour, and hit play on the Tullahoma album stream to listen to Dustin Lynch's new album today!

Dustin Lynch, Tullahoma Tracklist

Dustin Lynch, Stay Country 2020 Tour Dates

1/30/20 - Detroit, MI - The Fillmore Detroit
1/31/20 - Troy, OH - Hobart Arena
2/01/20 - Athens, OH - Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
2/07/20 - Norman, OK - Riverwind Casino
2/08/20 - San Antonio, TX - San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
2/13/20 - Madison, WI - The Sylvee
2/14/20 - Kansas City, KS - Arvest Bank Theatre At The Midland
2/15/20 - Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
2/28/20 - Bensalem, PA - Parx Casino
2/29/20 - Verona, NY - Turning Stone Resort Casino
3/01/20 - Boston, MA - House Of Blues Boston
3/13/20 - Reno, NV - Silver Legacy Resort Casino
3/27/20 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
3/28/20 - Mt. Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

Dustin Lynch, Tullahoma Album Review

Dustin Lynch, Tullahoma Album Review

Dustin Lynch, Tullahoma Album Review

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