Richard Lynch is a country singer who just released the single, We’re America Proud; here is a link to his YouTube page:
Q: What inspired you to write “We’re America Proud?”
A: It started from the need to have a jingle for a radio show I am doing on Renegade Radio Nashville, so the jingle was wrote and I aimed it towards true all Americans such as truck drivers, farmers and soldiers. I was inspired to mention God and then the jingle was born. My wife thought the jingle should be made into a full song. So I wrote the country song We’re American Proud
Q: What separates it from other country songs?
A: I have a true love and appreciation for what our country is all about and that is what inspired the song and sets it apart from other songs
Q: Who are some of your musical influences and how can we hear it in your music?
A: My influences have been my Dad Woody Lynch who was a great country singer as well as the greats such as Keith Whitley, Conway Twitty and Mel Street
Q: How did your band get together?
A: I have been friends with and known my bass player for almost 35 years, he played with me the first time when he was just 15. My drummer and steel guitar player have been with me over 20 years, I have a new guitar player and the keyboard player we used had been a member of Yankee Gray. All of us are from the southwest Ohio area which has a huge country music influence from all of the people who migrated here from Kentucky and the Appalachians
Q: You work as a barn designer. How did you get into that profession?
A: I grew up on farm and my Dad taught me how to maintain the buildings that required a lot of upkeep and I have made a living for more than 35 years building and designing barns
Q: How does t effect your ability to perform music?
A: I am not building as many barns as I had in the past because of how busy we have become with our music.
Q: What are some common misconceptions about country music?
A: The biggest misconception is that the new music being played on mainstream radio is not country music. Country music has more character than drum loop, generic lyrics you cant understand that has downgraded the music that it has no country soul to it
Q: What is “A Better Place” about?
A: A story about lost love that ends in tragedy and yet the love continues in the fellow’s passing away
Q: What has been your greatest professional accomplishment?
A: Hearing my music being played on internet shows, radio, TV and to see people in the audience sing songs I have wrote.
Q: If you could write a song for anyone who would it be?
A: I have wrote songs for and about my Dad and he continues to influence my music every day
Please note; Eliza’s interviews are done by email. All answers are unedited and come right from the lovely fingertips of her subjects.