A Quick Conversation With 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.

Q: When you decide it\rquote s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?

Ans: Its very stressful, finding the material to record and learning all the songs and then getting just the right compositions in the studio.  It takes a lot of effort

Q: How easily do songs tend to come to you?

Ans: Every song takes effort to learn. It’s a matter of practice and repetitiveness

Q: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words?

Ans: Traditional country, heartfelt, passionate, genuine

Q: At what age did you start singing?

ANS: 8 years old my Dad brought me on stage when he played for Porter Wagoner. I sang I Got a Tiger By the Tail

Q: Who are your inspirations?

Ans: My Dad Woody Lynch and Conway Twitty and Keith Whitley

Q: If you could perform with anyone, in the future, who would it have to be?

Ans:  Mark Chestnutt or George Strait

Q: What is your favorite song to sing live?

Ans:  my tune from A Better Place Album. Shes Got Me Drinking Again

Q: Do you have any events coming up or recording going on right now?

Ans: we have a big CD Release Party this Saturday, April 1st, at my hometown Warren County Fairgrounds

Q: When and why did you start playing?

ANS:  I started getting paid to play at age 15, my first gig was a wedding reception.  I loved the music and wanted to make money

Q: Which instruments do you play?

Ans: I play acoustic guitar

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