Small Town Boy (song)

"Small Town Boy" is a song recorded by American country music artist Dustin Lynch. It was released to country radio on February 17, 2017 as the second single from his third studio album, Current Mood.

"Small Town Boy"
Single by Dustin Lynch
from the album Current Mood
ReleasedFebruary 17, 2017 (2017-02-17)
FormatDigital download
LabelBroken Bow
Producer(s)Zach Crowell
Dustin Lynch singles chronology
"Seein' Red"
"Small Town Boy"
"I'd Be Jealous Too"


The song was written by Rhett Akins, Kyle Fishman and Ben Hayslip and produced by Zach Crowell.[1] They wrote the song while on Luke Bryan's annual Farm Tour around October 2016, and sent the song to Dustin Lynch in November. Lynch listened to the song while on a hunt and decided to record it for his third album.[2]

The song was first released for sale on February 17, 2017,[3] and then to radio with an add date of March 20, 2017.[4]

Commercial reception

The song reached No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart in September 2017, which is Lynch's fifth No. 1 on the chart.[5] It stayed at No. 1 for four weeks on the chart.[6] It also peaked at No. 2 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs for chart dated August 19, 2017.[7] The song was certified Gold by the RIAA on July 21, 2017, and Platinum on January 19, 2018 for a million units in sales and streams.[8] It has sold 497,000 copies in the United States as of January 2018.[9]

Music video

The music video premiered on June 9, 2017, to a crowd at Nissan Stadium during 2017's CMA Fest as well as to a Vevo audience. In the video, Lynch is featured with Australian actress Claire Holt as the two enjoy their love for each other, throughout the day and night, on a beach. It was filmed on El Matador Beach in Malibu, CA.[10]



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  2. Thompson, Gayle (July 12, 2017). "Story Behind the Song: Dustin Lynch, 'Small Town Boy'". The Boot.
  3. Konicki, Lisa (February 17, 2017). "Dustin Lynch Reveals Next Single, "Small Town Boy," in the Middle of the Night". Nash Country Daily.
  4. "Add Dates" (PDF). Country Aircheck (541): Chart page 4. March 13, 2017.
  5. Asker, Jim (September 6, 2017). "Dustin Lynch Leads Country Airplay, Old Dominion Dominates Top Country Albums". Billboard.
  6. Asker, Jim (September 26, 2017). "No 'Small' Feat: Dustin Lynch Remains No. 1; Big & Rich's 'Party' Gets Started". Billboard.
  7. "Hot Country Songs". Billboard. August 19, 2017.
  8. "American single certifications – Dustin Lynch – Small Town Boy". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  9. Bjorke, Matt (January 9, 2018). "Top 30 Digital Country Singles Sales Chart: January 9, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved February 11, 2018.
  10. Blumberg, Perri (June 12, 2017). "See Dustin Lynch's Sexy 'Small Town Boy' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  11. "Dustin Lynch Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  12. "Dustin Lynch Chart History (Canada Country)". Billboard. Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  13. "Dustin Lynch Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 29, 2017.
  14. "Dustin Lynch Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  15. "Dustin Lynch Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved August 8, 2017.
  16. "Billboard Canada Year-End Country Airplay of 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 31, 2017.
  17. "Hot 100 Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 12, 2017.
  18. "Country Airplay Songs – Year-End 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2017.
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