Country Music, is more than a music genre; it is a lifestyle. The music industry has been blessed with hundreds of talented artists that made Country international and loved worldwide. Today, at Planet Singer, we have the great pleasure of interviewing one of those artists who incorporates all the best vibes, sound, and intensity of real Country Music. We had a chat with talented artist Richard Lynch, and we had the chance to discover more about his music and much more!
Hi Richard, it is such a pleasure having you with us today at Planet Singer. Your music career spans over three decades, enriched by countless collaborations and international recognitions. Let’s start from the beginning; how did you discover your love for music?
I grew up in a country music household. My Dad, Woody Lynch, was a fantastic country singer and entertainer. He played music all around this tri-state area. Traditional country music was always played in and around our home, and I thought everybody picked and sang those great songs. It was all I knew and loved. My Dad did it, and I was determined to do it too.
What are your main influences?
My Dad first, and then those great country singers like Conway Twitty, Keith Whitley, and Gary Stewart.
Your latest album, “My Guitar Drips Country,” is a 12-track release that shows once again your versatility and incredible creativity. Can you tell us more about this project?
These songs came to me as real-life situations and experiences. And the co-written songs were ideas I developed and worked on with those writers. I applied my country sound to all the songs. I recorded all the songs at Beaird Music Group in Nashville with A-team musicians and the studio head who knew how to bring out the best traditional country sound I want to achieve. This album was very satisfying to me, to share my stories and create great music while making some great tributes to people I admire and places I admire as well.
What do you think about the music industry’s recent twists, the playlist jungle, the digital algorithm? Do you think it helps artists, or it makes music every day a little bit more sterile?
Modern country music is very sterile and not entertaining. The corporate radio that is controlled by the record labels is very discouraging for our traditional country music and indie artists. But it has created great opportunity for artists like me, who keep to our roots, because there is a hugely under-served audience out there, begging for the true traditional country music. If we can get our music exposed, we get the audience.
Your songwriting style is unique. Can you reveal your artistic process when it comes to creating your music?
An idea for a song can come to me from many different situations, and I immediately write down the idea. The words that come to me, like in the song “Supernaw,” the line: “My Guitar Drips Country” came straight from Doug Supernaw himself. From there, I get a melody in my head, then I put it on my guitar and record It on my cassette recorder. I play it again and again as I add more lines and melody to it. I really don’t know where it comes from, exactly. I truly believe the Good Lord puts it in my heart for me to create.
What inspires you?
All kinds of things inspire me. Mostly real-life situations, people I am involved with, and anything in my country way of life inspires me.
Among the song of your discography, is there a special one?
I read a comment from Dolly Parton, where she said her songs are her babies. I relate to that comment, as all my songs are special to me. They actually amaze me that I have created them. In this collection of songs, I am really proud of the latest release, “Rodeo Town.” I love the sound and story of that song.
If you could collaborate with one or more of your idols, who would you like to share the stage with?
Presently, that would have to be George Strait.
What are your plans for the future?
As I get time, I am writing more songs. I have gotten busy with my barn-building and restoration business. I would like to get an inspirational album put together in the near future. And I am looking forward to getting out on tour again, as we have booked some great dates this summer. Also, I am ready to put together events at our entertainment barn on our farm.
Richard, it was such a pleasure chatting with you and having the chance to discover more about your music. Is there anything you would like to say to our readers?
Thank you all for listening to and sharing traditional country music. I appreciate each and every one of you.
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