11 Songs, 35 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

For as long as country music has been a commercial genre, one of its core themes has been the appeal of rural life. Dustin Lynch’s fourth album, Tullahoma, named for his Tennessee hometown, falls squarely into the tradition of looking back with affection and nostalgia on the pastoral place that shaped his upbringing. Like many of his hitmaking peers, his instinct is to put himself back in a youthful mindset—just old enough to try out pickup lines, drive backroads, and test a few boundaries.

Lynch produced the album with Zach Crowell and co-wrote just over half of its songs, including “Ridin’ Roads,” a slow-burning track with sleek digital pop production. “This town ain’t got no nightclub/We don’t need the neon lights,” he suavely insists to a date he’s looking to impress. “Momma’s House” is an angsty complaint about a breakup souring his memories of nearly every spot in town, “Thinking ’Bout You” a duet with Lauren Alaina reminiscing about footloose romance, and “Dirt Road” a tune that revisits the restlessness of a small-town kid whose ambitions would pull him away.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

For as long as country music has been a commercial genre, one of its core themes has been the appeal of rural life. Dustin Lynch’s fourth album, Tullahoma, named for his Tennessee hometown, falls squarely into the tradition of looking back with affection and nostalgia on the pastoral place that shaped his upbringing. Like many of his hitmaking peers, his instinct is to put himself back in a youthful mindset—just old enough to try out pickup lines, drive backroads, and test a few boundaries.

Lynch produced the album with Zach Crowell and co-wrote just over half of its songs, including “Ridin’ Roads,” a slow-burning track with sleek digital pop production. “This town ain’t got no nightclub/We don’t need the neon lights,” he suavely insists to a date he’s looking to impress. “Momma’s House” is an angsty complaint about a breakup souring his memories of nearly every spot in town, “Thinking ’Bout You” a duet with Lauren Alaina reminiscing about footloose romance, and “Dirt Road” a tune that revisits the restlessness of a small-town kid whose ambitions would pull him away.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

bondem777 ,

To the “That’s Not Country” Jerks Who Raid ITunes With One Star Reviews

Country music has never had just one sound. Even what you claim as traditional country music is an evolution and doesn’t sound much like the Carter family, the first famous country music group. Country has also had pop elements and rock elements for a long time. I doubt most of you bought this album. Forming an online mob to try and hurt someone’s sales is petty and stupid. By the way, one of the songs from this album is currently number one on ITunes.

JamisonwHiskey ,

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6 of 11 songs he has writing credits to, that’s pretty cool 🧐🧐 Most of his albums seem to follow this trend which is cooler 🤘🏽🤘🏽 Chalk it up as another win for DL

con0729 ,

It’s true he is another goner

Sorry to say he is another artist gone to the pop side thinking it’s what we want to hear but let me tell ya it’s not. Country is country and this isn’t country.

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