Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Country Stampede Will Be 'Where It's At' for Lynch ; Country: Singer on List of Genre's 'Sexiest Men'

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Country Stampede Will Be 'Where It's At' for Lynch ; Country: Singer on List of Genre's 'Sexiest Men'

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"Where It's At" is Dustin Lynch's current single, and yep, yep, where he is at ... is on the road to perform Sunday at the Kicker Country Stampede.

"It's our fastest rising single," said Lynch by telephone from the road, where he is playing fairs and festivals, including what will be his Country Stampede main-stage debut. He will go on at 6 p.m. right before Chris Young at 8 p.m. who will headline the closing night of the four-day camping and music festival at Tuttle Creek State Park, north of Manhattan.

The music gets started Thursday with Easton Corbin headlining opening night. Luke Bryan and Eric Church top the bills Friday and Saturday, respectively. For the full lineup, go to www.countrystampede.com.

Although the proper title is "Where It's At," most people refer to the song sitting at No. 19 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart as the "yep, yep song" for those infectious lines in the lyrics. The message of the song, which was co-written by Cary Barlowe, Zach Crowell and Matt Jenkins, is when a man finds the right woman no matter the circumstances or place, that's "where it's at."

Lynch said he liked the song, which is the first single from his sophomore album due out this fall, because it kind of runs counter to a trend of so-called "bro country songs" about guys out in pursuit of women.

An avid fisherman, Lynch said "Where It's At" is actually about "landing the big one," of having a committed, loving relationship with that special someone.

Undoubtedly, many women who will be on their feet Sunday cheering and singing along with Lynch might fantasize about being Lynch's love. After all, People magazine recently named him among its "Sexiest Men in Country."

However, Lynch said he is concentrating now more on career than romance, pursuing a goal he set as a 5-year-old boy in Tullahoma, Tenn. …

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