KELLY BRICKEY • FEBRUARY 17, 2017 - 9:41 AM
Dustin Lynch - Small Town Boy; Cover Art Courtesy of Broken Bow Records
We are all products of the places that raise us up, and Dustin Lynch is giving a shoutout to his home in his new love song, “Small Town Boy.”
The smooth, slowed down track romanticizes the idea that where you come defines you even within a loving relationship and nothing can change the authentic identity someone develops by growing up in the town they call home. Lynch emphasizes that it’s the simple things that create a person’s true identity and the song is all about loving every true thing about what that person was raised on.
“‘Small Town Boy’ is about being in love with someone for who they are and what makes them unique. I grew up in the small town of Tullahoma, TN, and that town made me who I am. It’s somewhere I long to always go back to and visit … my family is still there,” said Lynch about the track. “So this song reminds me of my hometown, and what true love really is – and that’s being in love with the real in somebody and not the fake.”
Written by Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip and Kyle Fishman, “Small Town Boy” comes as a cool follow-up to his current rocking hit, “Seein’ Red.” While a title and date for his forthcoming album have yet to be announced, “Small Town Boy” gives another inside look at what sound Lynch is going for on his third studio record.
Take a listen to Lynch’s “Small Town Boy” and add the track to your Spotify playlistnow.