Richard Lynch - 10 Questions Music Interview
An all-American, blue collar country man, Richard 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 his influences such as 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. In addition to his American farmer life, Richard hpeforms at 100's of events and shows a year. The Richard Lynch Band has garnered critical acclaim, particularly for the first single and title track of A Better Place. The Lynch album was named the Pure Country Album of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists, while Lynch was declared Humanitarian of the Year, and his band named the Traditional Country Band of the Year at the 2015 Josie Awards. A Better Place was produced by renowned songwriter Billy Yates, and features the work of several talented musicians who have previously worked with artists including Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, and Reba McEntire. Recently, Lynch recorded a duet with country star Ronnie McDowell. The single, “Love Tattoo” is a moving tribute to military veterans, and was released to rave reviews in January. Richard released his third studio album on April 1st, on Fence Row Records and is already climbing the major radio charts. On May 25, 2019 Lynch released his fourth studio album to rave reviews around the world.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
I think it just comes from my love of traditional country music and finding that living the country life creates a lot of events that "feel like a country song".
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career?
I guess what started my who journey in music. My Dad Woody was performing with Porter Wagoner and he brought me on the stage at 8 years old and I sang I've Got A Tiger By The Tail
What has been the high point of your music path?
I guess my induction into the Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like?
No plan really, just ideas that seem to pop into my head from things I see or hear.
For the holiday season, please take a break and check out Richard Lynch's holiday video.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
Lack of respect. Seems the industry favors those signed to big labels and in so doing the miss out on some incredible music being put out by indie artists
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
When we rehearse we basically go over our set list with focus on anything new we want to do
Pick one song that was your greatest challenge to write. Tell us about it!
Back in 1953, which has not been released yet. It is a very personal story about my Dad and a guitar he gave me when I was 19 years old.
What's coming up in the future? Well we are currently releasing a new Christmas song and we are heading into the studio with four new tracks that I am very proud of,
Tell us where fans can access your music?
Lynch's “I Saw Santa Fishin” will be airing on National Indie Radio (WNIR) commencing December 1st through December 31st as part of BWH Music Group’s Holiday Radio Special. WNIR features the best independent artists in the world and is part of the highly selective and nationally renowned BWH Music Group platform. The Holiday Radio Special will feature original holiday songs as well as covers by exceptional independent artists. Station information can be found at www.wnir-radio.com