You’d be hard-pressed to find a musician as authentic as Richard Lynch, whose traditional country music fully embodies his hay-raising, farm-dwelling lifestyle. An all-American, blue collar country man, Lynch has poured his heart and soul into the countless chart-topping hits he and his band have produced.
Living the life he sings about is what gives Richard the edge as a singer/songwriter. Richard has been a designer and builder of amazing barns and, as should be expected, he is an American farmer. His everyday life, and paying his musical dues by performing at 100's of events and shows across the country all year, is what has shaped him into a one-of-a-kind performer.
His music is 100% real country, evoking some of the great classics who influenced him, like 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. While his musical roots are grounded in pure country, his songs also showcase elements of western swing, honky tonk and outlaw country.
Lynch, based in Waynesville, Ohio, released his first full-length album, The Last of A Dying Breed, in 2013, and was nominated as Best Male Country Artist by the Independent Country Music Association in 2014. His most recent album is, a 12-track production that garnered critical acclaim, particularly for its first single and title track “ 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.
In September Richard was named The 2017 Josie Awards Country Entertainer of The Year. Also, his self-penned "We're American Proud" was named Song of The Year for Songs Saluting America. On January 1, 2019 Richard was inducted into the Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame, an outstanding accomplishment.
Richard released his third studio album on April 1st, on Fence Row Records and he is already climbing the major radio charts. "Mending Fences" is an incredible 12 track project of pure country music. The title track, written by Lesley McDaniel, Fost Daniel, Jesse Daniel and Nick Hall is an outstanding example of what country music was meant to be.
"Mending Fences" isn't the product of a fancy writer's room on music row. It was written in a barn, on an extremely cold northeast Alabama morning while sitting around an old homemade wood burning barrel heater. It's a legitimate country song and me and my co-writers are glad it found a legitimate country singer"-Writer Nick Hall
"Mending Fences" also includes a stunning, heart felt duet with the amazing Rhonda Vincent. On May 25, 2019 Richard released, to rave reviews, his fourth studio album, “Think I’ll Carry It On.” This was an extremely exciting and rewarding project as each of the twelve tracks were written or co-written by Richard. The album features a wonderful duet with country music legend, Leona Williams. Their track, “Another Honky Tonk Song” is sure to please all those traditionalists out there.Recently Richard recorded a duet with country star Ronnie McDowell. The single, “Love Tattoo” is a moving tribute to our military veterans.
Backed by a group of hand selected country musicians, the Richard Lynch Band performs a wide variety of music. Perfect for the true traditionalist longing for the emotions of three chords and the truth wrapped in the soul of a steel guitar or fans seeking hard driving honky tonk, a Richard Lynch performance will surely warm your country soul.