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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

"Thirsty Thursday" Featuring Richard Lynch

Thank you so much for talking with us! Was there ever music playing in the kitchen growing up? Oh yes, always!From the round-top radio that sat on top of the Hoosier cabinet. My Dad was a wonderful country music singer who played that good traditional country music all the time.

What is an example of a menu you would prepare if we came over? Biscuits and gravy.

What is your favorite dish to cook? Fresh fish in the Fry Baby!

Favorite music to listen to while you cook? The only kind of music I listen to:Traditional Country

What is your favorite wine? I don't drink wine, but we have friends who have a winery in the UP, Michigan Mackinaw Wines are the best.

How do you drink your coffee? Hot with cream and sugar, honey if I have it.

What is your favorite breakfast? Biscuits and gravy

What is one food that most people seem to like, but you cannot stand to eat. Liver and onions.

What is your favorite sandwich? BLT

Looking back, what was the first album or "Vinyl" you bought? Waylon Jennings

You recently released your new single, "Back in 1953," that you also co-wrote. Tell us about the writing process and where the idea came from. The song is about a guitar my Dad gave to me as a young man, that had fallen in disrepair.  I had it restored and got to play it for the first time in almost 40 years. My Dad is gone and playing this guitar gave me the overwhelming feeling he is here with me and wants me to carry on his music to the next generation.

If you could only perform one of your songs for someone who has never heard of you, what song would that be? "Pray on the Radio."

Where did you grow up and how has that influenced your style of music? I grew up in Southwest Ohio on a farm in a small town.  My Dad was from Kentucky.  And my style of country is true traditional.  I love to sing about all things country, agricultural and heartfelt.

At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope people take away from your songs? Authentic and sincere is what I want everyone to feel about my music.

If you could be sponsored by one food/drink brand who would it be and why?  Pillsbury....Grand Biscuits. I have a new song everyone will love: "Cathead Biscuits!"

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 last 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.

Richard’s new album, “Think I’ll Carry It On” (May 25th release) features duets with Ronnie McDowell and Leona Williams and includes 5 Top 40 country singles, including his latest single, “Back In 1953.”


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