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Updated: Jan 11, 2021

Richard Lynch is a Waynesville, Ohio-based country music artist, who has compiled a long list of country hits and chart toppers in the world of traditional country music. His single, "A Better Place" topped the New Music Weekly AM/FM country chart, the IndieWorld Country Record Report, and spent an incredible 32 weeks atop the Roots Music Report True Country chart.

His next 4 singles also topped the country airplay charts, including a duet with Grammy Award Winner, Rhonda Vincent. Richard's single, "Country Music Isn't Country Anymore" went Top 25 on the iTunes Canada sales chart. His single, "Pray on the Radio" received Christian radio airplay and charting, also reaching the US iTunes Single Sales chart. Lynch has appeared on WSM Radio Nashville, RFD TV, Fox TV, and countless other media outlets. Richard is a member of the Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame, The Independent Country Music Hall of Fame, and he is a Billboard Magazine Emerging Artist. He is also the host of "Traditionally Lynch," airing on TV and radio, and he's the founder of the Love Tattoo Foundation for veterans.

For fans who have never heard your music, can you pick three words to describe it?! If three words just aren't enough then tell us more!

Real Country Music

When you are writing a song, where do you draw inspiration from? Or what topics do you like to sing about?

My inspirations come from my true life experiences, or some situation or story I heard about. I like to sing about country way of life, real people, situations and experiences.

Okay, this a fun question. When you are not doing music, what else do you enjoy doing?

I have a fun, profitable hobby of metal detecting and collecting American coins.

Can you tell us what song you've written that is the most emotional and describe the meaning behind it? Or is there a song that means a lot to you that you can describe for us?

With out a doubt the song "Starting Now" I released earlier this year. It is a true story about the life and situation my brother is in. It is a story of addiction and homelessness and turning your life over to the Lord.

What was the first song or piece you ever wrote!?

I wrote my first song in high school called "Heartache Running Wild."

What is your dream gig? Is there a gig that you really want that would be the ultimate show for you?

An appearance on the Grand Ole Opry would be my dream ultimate gig.

Are you working on any new material right now or what's in the works for the upcoming year?

I have 6 songs ready to record to finish my 6th Nashville recorded studio album. I have other ideas for songs and working on other tunes with some co-writers as well.

Tell us where fans can access your music.

My website is a good place to start.


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