Chart-topping Country music artist, Richard Lynch, is staying inspired to connect with his audience specially at a time when uniting and enjoying music together isn’t possible. In our interview, we discuss his time in quarantine, his newest single “Starting Now,” and his desire to keep real traditional country music alive.
These past few weeks have been busy for you with virtual features on different stations and online media. How has this quarantine affected your musical process? Have you been creating more during this time?
The quarantine has given me a lot of time to work on new songs. Yes a lot more!
“Starting Now” was recently released. How did this single come together?
The song was inspired by the real life situation of a family member of mine who has struggled with alcohol addition all his life, which caused him to live in some precarious situations. The song is about being able to overcome these situations with the grace of God.
Catch us up with your life! Are you currently working on any special projects?
I have several songs I have created and am ready to get in the studio to record. The studio has been closed due to this pandemic, we are scheduled to go in the studio in June and really looking forward to working with those great Nashville musicians and the Beaird Music Group, that do such a great job for my recordings.
If you’ve been working on new music, what has it been like virtually working with your band?
I haven’t been working virtually with the band, we did get together at my Keepin it Country Farm in the music barn and perform a couple of Facebook live sessions that were very well received and kept us playing our music we love.
What makes a good recording session for you?
Having prepared music, I am excited about and being surrounded by and working with world class musicians brings out the best in what I am trying to produce. It is very satisfying to take my ideas on paperwork and create a work of musical art.
You have many shows lined up for the rest of the year. Is there anything you miss about performing live for a crowd.
Performing with the band, the camaraderie and travel with the guys is something I really miss. The fans and the crowd response to our music I miss most of all. The revenue we are missing out on is also missed.
What makes your music unique? And how would you describe it?
I try to put truth and emotion from true life experiences in my music. I would describe my music as real traditional country.
Your newest album “Think I’ll Carry It On” includes five Top 40 country singles. What does this album mean to you?
This album is a representation of what I really am, traditional country. Representing the need for real traditional country music around the world. I am very proud of this album as I have written or co-written every song on the album and I am very honored to have so many of the songs included in the Top 40 country singles.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
I just hope when you hear my name, you know I represent keeping real traditional country music alive.