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Sounds | Dustin Lynch - Killed The Cowboy

Mooie jongen, baardje netjes getrimd, standaard cowboy hoed en een strakke, witte t-shirt. De jeans en boots zullen er ook wel onder zitten. Voldoende materiaal om dit met een meewarige glimlach opzij te schuiven. Dan zou ik echter een aan prachtige song voorbij gaan op basis van clichés en vooroordelen. Tuurlijk klinkt Lynch als zoveel andere c&w sterren. Hij heeft ook die diepe, warme stem en legt die kenmerkende twang in zijn uitspraak. De gitaar klinkt fantastisch, er zitten enkele spookachtige elementen subtiel verweven, het refrein is groots op maat van stadions gesneden en zelfs de obligate 'fiddle' jankt machtig. De video onderstreept dit alles nog eens: alle clichés op een hoop en toch erg goed gedaan!

Killed The Cowboy verschijnt op 29 september verschenen via Broken Bow Records.


There’s a high noon showdown going on inside MULTI-PLATINUM star Dustin Lynch. At 38 and single, he’s admittedly at a crossroads: Does he settle down, start a family, and lean into domesticity, or continue to carve out a life of extraordinary experiences that most people only dream of? Announcing his statement-making sixth studio album, Killed The Cowboy, today (9/8), the charismatic man in the Resistol hat bravely tries to figure that out. Celebrating the September 29 release, Lynch is now featured across Paramount’s billboards in New York City’s Times Square in partnership with CMT.


The lone cowboy squares off in the brooding title track with a power strong enough to bring even the toughest man to his knees: “A girl like you.” Set to Zach Crowell’s moody production and creating a smoky, midnight-Country sound as muscular as it is wounded, the Jordan Reynolds, Devin Dawson, Anderson East-penned ode captures a romantic duel where only one will walk away.

“When I first heard ‘Killed The Cowboy,’ I was drawn to its haunting melody, and then I got to thinking about the lyric and realized, ‘Damn, I'm this guy right now in my life,’” adds Lynch. “Relationships can come in hot and heavy and then implode. But that heartbreak, in a weird way, also makes you feel alive, to have another person move you like that. You feel that roller coaster of emotion and passion, and that sparks me creatively as an artist.”

About Dustin Lynch has "built one of the most consistent recording careers in modern country music” (Billboard), achieving eight #1s, four Top 5 albums, 10 GOLD and PLATINUM certified singles, and tallying over 5.4 BILLION cumulative global streams. His sixth studio album,Killed The Cowboy (Broken Bow Records),makes a statement on September 29. The follow-up to Blue In The Sky,which delivered the history-making PLATINUM, six-week #1 “Thinking ‘Bout You (feat. MacKenzie Porter)” – the most-played song at Country radio in 2022 landing at #1 on the Mediabase and #2 on the Billboard Year-End Country Airplay charts – also featured current Top 15-and-rising single “Stars Like Confetti” and hit “Party Mode.” Since his PLATINUM breakout “Cowboys and Angels” in 2012, Lynch has headlined packed venues and toured with Country’s biggest names like Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Brad Paisley, and Kane Brown. Likewise, the Tennessee native has earned industry recognition as a Grand Ole Opry member, as well as high-profile nominations for the Academy of Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and CMT Music Awards.


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