NASHVILLE, TENN. (March 19, 2021) — Broken Bow Records hitmaker Dustin Lynch is just one phone call away in brand-new song, “Thinking ‘Bout You (feat. MacKenzie Porter),” available now at all streaming platforms and digital retailers.
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Feeling the magnetic pull of the past, Lynch is giving second life to a track first shared on his acclaimed TULLAHOMA album. Now teaming with a new-Country riser for the passionate power duet, heart-pounding hooks and memory-soaked vocals stir up nostalgic romance, as exes begin to reconnect: “Don’t be sorry for calling me up right outta the blue / I was just thinking 'bout you.”
“This is one of my favorite songs from TULLAHOMA, and I’m so excited we get to shine a light on it in a new way with MacKenzie. We chose her voice for this version when my team and I reached out to our Country music community for submissions from up-and-coming female artists. Not wanting to be swayed by any other factors, we got a folder of numbered MP3s and just listened,” shares Lynch. “It all pointed to MacKenzie. I fell in love with her tone – it was effortless and honest. Her voice is something that can’t be taught, it’s clear she was born with that talent. She was brilliant at bringing her uniqueness to this song, but also keeping it familiar for fans of the original.”
Dialing up Porter to star in his “Thinking ‘Bout You” music video, the duet partners went live on Lynch’s YouTube and Instagram this morning (3/19) to chat with fans and count down to the anticipated YouTube premiere. Assuming the roles of a former couple reminiscing over the phone, the moody clip is all-too-relatable as snapshots of a long-gone relationship flash into view. Directed by Justin Nolan Key, the intimate conversation by-way-of the Lynch, Andy Albert, Hunter Phelps, and Will Weatherly-penned lyrics ring straight to the heart of a broken connection.
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“‘Momma’s House’ isn’t what it seems,” warns The Tennessean, as the Top 10-and-rising TULLAHOMA hit continues its blaze at Country radio, while his fourth studio album has already delivered back-to-back #1s: PLATINUM “Ridin’ Roads” and GOLD “Good Girl” – both co-written by Lynch.
ABOUT DUSTIN LYNCH: Dustin Lynch has "built one of the most consistent recording careers in modern country music” (Billboard), achieving seven #1s, four Top 5 albums, eight GOLD and PLATINUM certified singles, and tallying over 2.22 BILLION total streams. His brand-new power duet “Thinking ‘Bout You (feat. MacKenzie Porter)” is a nostalgic stunner, as his fourth studio album, TULLAHOMA, has delivered consecutive chart-toppers: PLATINUM “Ridin’ Roads” and GOLD “Good Girl” – both co-written by Lynch, in addition to Top 10-and-rising hit “Momma’s House.” In June, he’ll host the ultimate party of the summer with DUSTIN LYNCH POOL SITUATION: VEGAS taking over Sin City on June 3-6, 2021. Since his PLATINUM breakout “Cowboys and Angels” in 2012, Lynch’s headlined packed venues and toured with the genre’s biggest names like Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, and Brad Paisley. The Tennessee native has also earned industry recognition as a Grand Ole Opry member, in addition to high-profile nominations for the Billboard Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and CMT Music Awards.
ABOUT MACKENZIE PORTER: Singer-songwriter MacKenzie Porter is a rising Country talent whose sound knows no borders. Signed to Big Loud Records, Porter is surging now with DRINKIN’ SONGS: THE COLLECTION, an arsenal of two years’ worth of new music produced by Joey Moi. Since moving to Nashville in 2014 from her native Canada, she’s developed a radiant Country style which threads the needle between traditional heart and modern energy, often collaborating with songwriting mainstays like Nicolle Galyon, Craig Wiseman, Natalie Hemby, and Tommy English. Her "mesmerizing vocals and hook-driven songs" (Billboard) have sparked a list of headline-worthy accolades, including multiple Canadian Country Music Award nominations — 4X Female Artist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Fans' Choice — as well as 2021 and 2015 JUNO Award nominations, both for Country Album of the Year. Making her mark, Porter became the first female artist to have three back-to-back #1 singles at Canadian Country radio in 22 years with “About You,” “These Days” and “Seeing Other People” in early 2020, following Shania Twain in 1998. Porter also earned her first crossover Top 10 at Canadian Pop radio — a first since 2003 for a Canadian Country artist — with "These Days (Remix)," and joined CMT’s elite sisterhood of tastemakers and trailblazers as one of their Next Women of Country class of 2021. The Pandora 2021 Country Artist to Watch has toured extensively on her own, also sharing stages with Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Chris Lane, Blake Shelton and Dallas Smith, and co-starred in the Netflix series, Travelers.