For almost four decades, Richard Lynch has been cultivating the legacy of greats like George Strait, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, and the list goes on. He has a deep appreciation of the power of inherited tradition, as his passion for music dates back to his earliest days, when his dad, country musician Woody Lynch, gave him his first chance to sing for a large audience at age 13. From then, he always had a “drive and a direction to make a dollar at it,” and the seed of a future full-time music career was planted in fertile soil. It really began bearing fruit during the 1980s and ‘90s when “you could play six or seven nights a week, because the music was so prevalent,” as Richard recalls.
Along with his dedication to the craft of country music, Richard has taken the notion of “country” to another level. “I grew up on a farm and I always had an appreciation for it,” Richard remembers. “And I knew at a young age I wanted to have my own farm. As I got older I was lucky enough to fulfill that dream.” With his wife, Donna, he runs the Keepin’ It Country Farm in Waynesville, OH, a working farm where they have constructed a one-of-a-kind barn-style structure for country music events aimed at giving back to the community, specifically support veterans. Many leading traditional country artists have performed at these benefit events.
Although Richard has firmly planted his career in the field of classic country music, he has a modern grasp of the tools of the music trade. Take, for example, his YouTube channel, Traditionally Lynch TV, a presentation of the best moments from the events held at Keepin’ It Country Farm.
Richard has compiled a long list of country hits and chart-toppers on both domestic and international sales and radio airplay charts, including two #1 iTunes chart singles, multiple #1 New Music Weekly radio songs, #1 IndieWorld and Roots Music Report chart tracks and a Christian Music Weekly Top 20 single. Richard has been in Billboard Magazine, Taste Of Country, The Boot, CCM Magazine, Country Music People, and countless others. He has also appeared on WSM Radio Nashville, RFD TV, Fox TV and more. He has recorded popular duets with legendary artists like Ronnie McDowell and Leona Williams, as well as Grammy Winner, Rhonda Vincent. Richard Lynch is a proud member of the Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame and the Independent Country Music Hall of Fame.
Richard latest album, My Guitar Drips Country, which is his fifth full-length effort, features 12 songs written or co-written by Richard, including his touching tribute to the late Doug Supernaw.
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