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Waynesville, Ohio, United States | Established. Jan 01, 1988 | INDIE

Waynesville, Ohio, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 1988
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Richard Lynch Band @ Keepin It Country Farm

Waynesville, Ohio, United States

Waynesville, Ohio, United States

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Richard Lynch Band @ Preble County Fairgrounds

Eaton, Ohio, United States

Eaton, Ohio, United States

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Waynesville, Ohio, United States

Waynesville, Ohio, United States

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"A Better Place CD Review"

Album Review - RICHARD LYNCH
A Better Place

Daddy's Radio - New Beginnings and Old Honkytonks - It's All In My Head - She's Got Me Drinking Again - Texas Front Porch Swing - Look Out Below - You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma - All By My Lonesome - Hold Your Horses - You Show Me Yours - I Like My Music Country - A Better Place

I was just about to the point where I'd never see or hear some decent country music from today's deliverers. Then along comes an Ohio country music maker, Richard Lynch, who quite frankly is brilliant with this album. The very first song proudly displays a little bit of music from Hank, Ernest, and more, as he introduces "Daddy's Radio." This is a super representation of good modern country music. The steel is still there, and used most effectively, and again in "It's All In My Head." This guy is real country, and so much more than the Keith Urban and others who insist that rock and roll should be the predominant sound of modern country. It doesn't have to be at all, it just takes the music into a so-called new genre that isn't country at all, far from it. Richard Lynch is able to keep his music in the vein of today's country music, but he keeps it country. This music business is sometimes like panning for gold, hoping you might find a little kernel to keep it 'real.' So far what Nashville has been producing for the last many years is devoid of gold. But here, if they would just take a listen, they would find what the real 'evolvement' of the music should be sounding like, and not the hip-hop-rock-slop sound they have contaminated the genre with. This album is truly named correctly, "A Better Place." Certainly for traditional and classic, and even Highwayman style of country. Richard holds true throughout, and by the time we get to "You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma" with some help from David Frizzell & Stacy Houston, we're right back on track with some super sounding country music. I think the drums were too far out front in the mix, UNLESS you are doing this as a 'dance' album, mostly because there's so many good musical sounds coming from the other instruments, and the too-loud drums distract from that, as well as the beautiful voices and lyrics we are listening to. Richard Lynch is simply brilliant, in "All By My Lonesome" he brings the everlasting 'fiddle' back to his music, and our listening pleasure. The Nashville musicians, who can really play anything you want, must surely have enjoyed this terrific 'country' session. I wish I could have had this album a little earlier to send to the Rural Roots Music Commission for this year's selections for CD of the Year.

Thank you Richard Lynch for a super nice listen.

RECORD REVIEW BY BOB EVERHART - www.ntcma.net
for Country Music News International Magazine - Bob Everhart Country Music International


"Richard Lynch - Multiple Nominations"

June 16, 2015

Country Blast Radio announces that Richard Lynch has been nominated in multiple categories in the radio syndication.

2015 Entertainer of The Year
2015 Male Country Artist of The Year
2015 Band of The Year
2015 Song of The Year for Love Tattoo - Country Blast Radio


"Richard Lynch - Love Tattoo"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Nashville, Tennessee – December 22, 2014

The poem, the song, and a place to honor their sacrifice.

Twang Thang Country announces that multi-award winning country music artist Richard Lynch, (www.richardlynchband.com) of Waynesville, Ohio has recently established the non-profit Love Tattoo Foundation to raise awareness and financial assistance for wounded veterans. The singer of, “The Last of A Dying Breed” believes that as we enjoy our freedoms we must always remember those who have sacrificed so much. Through their service, dedication and valor, our Veterans have earned our respect and support. Many Veterans bare the marks of their service with physical and emotional scars and we have an obligation to assist them wherever possible.

The name Love Tattoo was inspired by a poem written by law enforcement officer Chuck Brisbin to honor a Veteran who returned home from Afghanistan severely disfigured. Chuck brought his heartfelt poem to Richard and asked if it could be put to music and perhaps used in a way as to assist our wounded heroes. After working on the song and feeling the emotion it generated, Richard knew it was destined to take on a life of its own, and the Love Tattoo Foundation was born, (www.lovetattoofoundation.org). This foundation recognizes that the horror of war and military service do not end with a tour of duty. Countless Veterans tell stories of ostracism and further wounding when they return home. Many feel they have nowhere to turn, and that is unacceptable.

A primary beneficiary from the Foundations activities will be the unique WilWin Lodge in Trout Lake, Michigan (www.wilwin.org). Previously used as a lumbering operation, WilWin sits on 600 beautiful, wooded acres with over ten miles of groomed trails for hiking, riding, four wheeling, and biking. The property consist of a lodge, which will accommodate fifteen guests, a pavilion and caretakers cabin. A full commercial kitchen is also available in the conference/recreation center. Veterans with physical and emotional disabilities along with their families will be warmly welcomed for rest, relaxation and some quiet rehabilitation.

The official launch of The Foundation comes with the world wide radio release of “Love Tattoo”, which is available for download at all major digital stores. The release will be followed by a major Michigan Legion Riders ride in and Richard Lynch concert in July 2015 at the Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan to benefit The WilWin Lodge.

Promotional and other considerations provided by Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan and The American Legion Department of Michigan.

LOVE TATTOO is a 501(3)C charity, gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by state and federal law.

For further promotional details or information contact info@twangthangmusic.com
### - Twang Thang Country


"New CD Release - A Better Place"

NASHVILLE, Tn. (June 1, 2015) - After making strides on his own label with numerous successful chart toppers including a recent number 1 on the New Music Weekly Chart, and mutiple weeks on The Hot Disc Chart, Richard Lynch isvery proud to announce the release of his newest album, A BETTER PLACE on Nashville based, M.O.D. Record Label. This is pure country music fully maintaining the traditions of real country music.

The Ohio native made music his life years ago and continues to pursue his passion by performing 100's of shows a year and making music that relates to the common man as is evident with this latest offering. A BETTER PLACE is a mixture of all things Lynch, ranging from old-school musings with songs such as "It's All In My Head" and a cover of the classic, "You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma", which pairs Lynch with the song's original voice, David Frizzell, on to the rowdy, honky tonk stylings of his lead off single, "She's Got Me Drinkin' Again", a duet with neo-traditionalist, award-winning singer/songwriter, and label owner, Billy Yates.

"Richard Lynch is a voice you recognize the minute you hear it. His passion for real country music and his work ethic make him the kind of artist any label would be proud to work with," says Yates. "To have him as a part of the M.O.D. Record Label roster is an absolute honor."

About Richard Lynch:

Richard Lynch is an American country music artist, who has compiled a long list of country hits and chart toppers in the world of traditional country music. The sounds of Richard Lynch are reminiscent of the classics that started it all. The same passion and raw truth that fueled the likes of Conway Twitty, Keith Whitley, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, and Hank Williams is sewn into the fabric of Richard Lynch. In a world of fabricated country stars, Richard Lynch stands out in the crowd as a proud member of the last of a dying breed, the pure country music artist. His rock solid country roots span 3 decades, it comes up with the sun each morning, and it settles in the music he writes and the songs he sings.. The spirit of Richard Lynch is that which is attached to the working man's soul. It's real and it's timeless. It's country, the way country was meant to be.

Living the life he sings about is what gives Richard Lynch the edge as a singer/songwriter. Richard is a hard working, blue collar man. He is 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 a year, all across the country, is that which shaped him into a one-of-a-kind performer. Richard's style is true and it carries into his live shows. Much like his music alone, a live performance of the Richard Lynch Band is something you feel. It's something you carry with you when you walk away. If country music is a gift that sustains in our lives wherever we go, Richard Lynch is the messenger.

Backed by a group of hand selected country musicians, the Richard Lynch Band performs a wide variety of music for the true traditionalist. Ranging from pure country, western swing, rockabilly, outlaw country, and hard driving honky tonk, a Richard Lynch performance will surely warm your country soul. - MOD Records - Nashville, TN


"2015 Inductee"

Jerry Cramer, CEO of The Independent Country Music Hall of Fame announces Richard Lynch as a 2015 Inductee into their Hall of Fame - Jerry Cramer


"2015 Nominatons"

The Academy of Western Artists announces that The Richard Lynch Band has been nominated for the 2015 Pure Country Band of The Year. Richard Lynch's new CD "A Better Place" has also been nominated as the 2015 Pure Country Album of The Year. - Bobby Newton


"2015 Academy of Western Artists 20th Annual Will Rogers Award"

The Academy of Western Artists is pleased to announce they have awarded their 20th Annual Will Rogers Award for the 2015 Pure Country Album of The Year to The Richard Lynch Band for their amazing country album, A Better Place. - Academy of Western Artists


"Independent Country Music Hall of Fame"

February 2016

IMCMHF has announced the country artist Richard Lynch as the 2015 Inductee into the Independent Country Music Hall of Fame - Jerry Cramer


"Josie Awards Nominations"

June-2016

The Josie Music Awards announces the Richard Lynch has been nominated in the following categories;

Male Entertainer of The Year
Male Country Artist of the Year
Country Duo/Group of The Year
Song of The Year - "A Better Place"
Album of The Year - "A Better Place"
Music Video of The Year - "She's Got Me Drinkin' Again" Duet with Billy Yates - Josie


"Independent Music & Entertainment Association"

July-2016

The IMEA has announced that Richard Lynch has received the following nominations for their 2016 music awards;

Country Male Artist of The Year
Country Song of The Year "A Better PLace"
Country Album of The Tear "A Better Place" - IMEA


"Roots Music Report"

September 7, 2016

The Roots report is proud to acknowledge that Richard Lynch with is smash hit single has entered it's TWENTY THIRD consecutive week and number one on their True Country Radio Chart. - Roots Music


"Academy of Western Aritists"

July -2016

The Academy of Western artists announces that Richard Lynch has received the following nominations for their 2016 awards;

Pure Country Male Artist of The Year
Pure Country Duo/Group of The Year
Pure Country Song of The Year "A Better Place" - AWA


"Saving Country Music"

If you enjoy the 80’s era of traditional country from artists like George Strait, Randy Travis, and Moe Bandy, then Richard Lynch will be right down your alley. Traditional country, but told from a more modern perspective, and with hints of more classic-era influences and even a little bit of Outlaw, Richard Lynch is like a blast from the past for those old soul country fans, but with a strange newness only possible from an artist you’ve just discovered.

Listening to any classic country is always an exercise in nostalgia, but the music of Richard Lynch makes for a more unique experience. Even though he’s an older artist who’s been playing music for some 30 years, Lynch didn’t make his recording debut until 2013. Working as a farmer and a barn builder most of his life, music wasn’t always on the front burner, even if the passion burned inside. But since he’s earned the time to delve deeper into his passion for music, he’s been able to put together a late-age career, and built a following from quality songs and recordings, and from the authenticity of his music since the stories come from his real life.

Quality and authenticity is certainly indicative of his latest record Mending Fences, which is like listening to one of your favorite records from an artist you first discovered some 30 years ago, but it’s all happening right here, right now. When you go to see your favorite older artist or pick up their latest CD, a lot of the enthusiasm you have for them is built from what they’ve done in the past. Not to knock their current efforts, but Richard Lynch is just now getting the opportunity to put the songs out there that will define his musical legacy, like Strait and and Travis did back in earlier eras.

richard-lynch-mending-fencesRichard Lynch resides in the country music world you might see featured on RFD-TV. This is classic, wholesome, values-based traditional country, not your young hipster throwback retro stuff focused more on style than substance. Richard writes and sings songs from his own perspective as a rural dweller from Waynesville, Ohio. The quality of both the songs and the recordings is shockingly good. Songs like “Mending Fences” and “In Over My Heart” remind you of a much simpler time and perspective. It’s like a warm breeze and fishing out on a lake, and the music carries not just quality efforts in the songwriting, but a moral and message missing from most modern country.

That doesn’t mean Richard Lynch can’t deliver a little energy and passion when he decides to. Mending Fences opens with the enthusiastic “Daddy’s Words”—illustrating great country instrumentation right out of the chute, and underlining a message that used to be the hallmark of quality country. Though country protest songs can get a little tedious, Lynch shows he’s not just willing to lead by example, but call em’ like he see’s ’em with the outspoken “Country Music Isn’t Country Anymore.” Another standout track is “Back In Love Again,” which is a duet with the current Queen of Bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent, showing the respect Lynch has earned from his peers, as well as the lengths gone through to make sure Mending Fences is a quality, high-production effort.

Richard Lynch is true to himself, and true to the era and perspective that his music comes from. But it’s not unfair to say that some will hear this music as fuddy-duddy, outmoded, or lacking a certain edge that they may prefer from their country, even from the more traditional side. This is Cracker Barrel, front porch-sitting, jar of tea and a square of cornbread stuff. For modern “country” fans, it’s grandpa’s music. Even for some younger fans of older country, it might be a little too tame. And it might not be gentrified enough for the Americana lot.

But for those looking for that smooth, simple style of country that has seems to have been lost in time—just like it feels they have been—they will find a lot of favor with Richard Lynch and Mending Fences. - Trigger


"New Releasae"

The Ohio Country Music Hall Of Fame artist received the honor during a ceremony held on March 14th at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX.

It's a special honor, indeed, to represent a pure country artist, who remains true to his roots.” — Randy Hayford, Twang Thang Country
FORT WORTH, TX, USA, March 15, 2019 -- Ohio native Richard Lynch has won his fair share of industry awards during his 40-plus years in country music. Lynch is a member of the Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame and the Independent Country Music Hall of Fame. He is also a Billboard Magazine Emerging Artist and Top 25 iTunes sales charting artist. His traditional country songs have earned Number One airplay status both in the US and abroad.

On Thursday, March 14th, 2019, Richard Lynch added to his collection of achievements, being named the Academy of Western Artists' 2018 Pure Country Male Artist of the Year. The ceremony was held at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. Lynch was nominated alongside Will Banister, Chuck Cusimano, Steve Griggs and Scott Southworth. Lynch was also nominated with his band for Pure Country Duo/Group of the Year.

Randy Hayford of Twang Thang Country, Lynch's management, said, "It's a special honor, indeed, to represent a pure country artist, who remains true to his roots. Our most sincere congratulations!"

ABOUT RICHARD LYNCH: 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. 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 - MTS Management


"Induction to Ohio COuntry Music Hall of Fame"

Richard Lynch Inducted To Ohio Country Music Hall Of Fame
Posted: Jan 04, 2019 4:46 AM EST

“Country Singer-Songwriter, Philanthropist, TV/Radio Host Richard Lynch”
The Waynesville, OH resident is a multiple award-winning, chart-topping singer-songwriter, tv/radio host, and founder of the Love Tattoo Foundation for veterans
Waynesville, OH resident and country music singer-songwriter Richard Lynch has had his share of accolades, over the years. From chart-topping radio hits and Top 25 iTunes chart sales success, to industry awards and his induction into the Independent Country Music Hall of Fame. Now, Richard has received one of the greatest honors of his career: induction into the Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame.

On New Year’s Eve, in front of a standing room only crowd at the Orioles Social Club in Middletown, OH, Hall of Fame Director, Jackie Thomas took to the stage to surprise Richard Lynch with his induction. Lynch’s manager, Randy Hayford of Twang Thang Country said, “What a fitting way to end a hugely successful 2018. How Awesome! Congratulations Richard!”

Lynch said, “I had no idea! I can’t thank you enough. God bless you.”

Previous inductees include David Church and Bobby Bare.

Watch Richard Lynch’s induction to the Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3qmPlMB5gM&feature=youtu.be. - RFD-TV Magazine


"AWA Award Winner"

FORT WORTH, TX, USA, March 18, 2019 — Ohio native Richard Lynch has won his fair share of industry awards during his 40-plus years in country music. Lynch is a member of the Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame and the Independent Country Music Hall of Fame. He is also a Billboard Magazine Emerging Artist and Top 25 iTunes sales charting artist. His traditional country songs have earned Number One airplay status both in the US and abroad.

On Thursday, March 14th, 2019, Richard Lynch added to his collection of achievements, being named the Academy of Western Artists’ 2018 Pure Country Male Artist of the Year. The ceremony was held at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. Lynch was nominated alongside Will Banister, Chuck Cusimano, Steve Griggs and Scott Southworth. Lynch was also nominated with his band for Pure Country Duo/Group of the Year.

Randy Hayford of Twang Thang Country, Lynch’s management, said, “It’s a special honor, indeed, to represent a pure country artist, who remains true to his roots. Our most sincere congratulations!” - Indie Pulse Magazine


Discography

2013 - Album Last of A Dying Breed

2014 - EP Love Tattoo

2015 - A Better Place album - Produced by the multiple award winning Billy Yates

2017 - Album - Mending Fences

2019 - Single - Keyboard Cowboy

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Bio

You would 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. 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. 

Living the life he sings about is what gives Richard Lynch the edge as a singer/songwriter. Richard is a hard working, personification of pure country. He 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 & shows a year, all across the country, is that which shaped him into a one-of-a-kind performer. Richard's style is true and it carries into his live shows. Much like his music alone, a live performance of the Richard Lynch Band is something you feel. It's something you carry with you when you walk away. If country music is a gift that sustains in our lives wherever we go, Richard Lynch is the messenger.

Lynch 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. Like all great country songs, it comes with a story; "Good luck on the new album Richard. 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. 

2018**Inductee to The Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame

**2018 Academy of Western Artists Male Traditional Artist of The Year

**2017 Traditional Country Entertainer of The Year - Josie Awards

**2017 Song of The Year for Songs Saluting America - Josie Awards

**2016 New Music Weekly Magazine - Song of The The Year - A Better Place

**2016 Academy of Western Artists Pure Country Male Artist Nominee

**2016 Academy of Western Artists Pure Country Group of The Year

**2016 Academy of Western Artists Song of The Year - A Better Place

**2016 Academy of Western Artists Duet of The Year w/ Kerry Wallace

**2016 Academy of Western Artists Song of The Year - There You Go w/ Kerry Wallace

**32 weeks at number one on the Roots Radio Report

**2016 Traditional Country Album of The Year - Josie Awards

**2015 American Academy of Western Artists Will Rogers Award for Pure Country Album of The Year for "A Better Place"

**2015 American Academy of Western Artist nominated Pure Country Band of The Year

**2015 Inductee to The Independent Country Music Hall of Fame

**2015 Humanitarian of The Year award from The Country Blast Radio Group

**2015 Entertainer of the Year nominee at Country Blast Radio

**2015 Male Country Artist of The Year nominee at Country Blast Radio

**2015 Song of the Year nomination for Love Tattoo by Country Blast Radio

**2015 Band of the Year by Country Blast Radio 

**2015 Male Vocalist of the Year Nominee at Nashville Universe

**2015 Entertainer of the Year Nominee at Nashville Universe

**2015 Entertainer of The Year - CMG Global Radio Network

**2015 Album of The Year - CMG Global Radio Network - "Last of A Dying Breed"

**2015 Song of The Year - CMG Global Radio Network - "She's Got Me Drinkin' Again"




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