If you’re naming your tour “Party Mode,” you better be ready to deliver. Fortunately, Dustin Lynch is a pro, and that’s exactly what he’s doing on the road in 2022.

In his decade-long career to date, the singer has released five albums, charted eight No. 1 singles on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart, played countless festivals and toured with some of the biggest names in the genre. He even set up his own pool party in Las Vegas, the Pool Situation.

Now, halfway through his 2022 party mode tour, Lynch says he’s still spinning the good times — both onstage and off.

“Oh, it’s so much fun,” he told Taste of Country. “We kicked off the show and had a lot of great moments that we hoped would connect in some way, take the crowd a bit for a ride, and after trying it out the first few times, we realized that all of our preparation wears its fruits. I have never had so much fun on stage.

Lynch is also a bourbon lover – “I think I drink more bourbon than I play golf, if that’s saying anything,” he jokes – and he brings a bit of his hometown to every town. which he visits during the Party Mode Tour, as a long-time partner of George Dickel Tennessee Whisky.

The singer and George Dickel are both from Tullahoma, Tennessee.

“Not just the same hometown, but literally, the same scream,” Lynch points out.

More recently, he favored Dickel Bourbon, which was released in June 2021.

“It’s what we drank on the road, and it’s a fan favorite in my man cave back home,” he shares.

As for the importance of keeping a bar behind the scenes while he’s on tour?

“It’s kind of baked into what we do. With touring, a lot of what we do is entertain and house those in the industry,” Lynch says, joking that it is easier than dragging a golf course. “We’ve made friends/family pretty much in every city we stop in, so there’s always a great group of people behind the scenes. We like to provide them with a place where they can have fun and hang out. fun, and it gives us a platform to bring them new drinks they might not have heard of, to see what they think.”

On stage, Lynch also brings something new to her touring stages.

“I have never seen my crowds have so many [fun], just enjoying the unexpected and offbeat stuff that we put out,” he explains. It’s a show I haven’t seen anyone do, and I’ve been into country music for a while, and seen a lot of gigs. It’s a very unique show that I’m really proud that we created.”

For one thing, it’s interactive: Lynch’s set incorporates a “splatter zone” where select fans can share the limelight.

“It’s not just people watching us all the time. We’re very inclusive and some of our fans are part of the group,” he says. “I don’t want to say too much, but we’ve never done anything like that.”

The Party Mode Tour runs until mid-May and ends with a stop in Avila Beach, California.

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