Staff Report

Dustin Lynch, a country singer and songwriter known for his charming looks and heartfelt lyrics, is coming to the Chumash Casino Resort’s Samala Showroom at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.

The native of Tennessee began playing guitar around the age of 8 and picked it up again at 15. At 16, he performed at the Bluebird Café in Nashville on an open mic night and soon started a band.

In 2003, he moved to Nashville and studied biology and chemistry at Lipscomb University — because the university is near the Bluebird Café so he could write and play music between classes. He earned a degree in biology and was interested in going to medical school but instead decided to pursue a career in music.

Lynch released his debut single, “Cowboys and Angels,” from his self-titled debut album “Dustin Lynch” in 2012. This album reached No. 1 on the Top Country Albums chart.

In early 2014, he released his fourth single and the lead single from his second album, “Where It’s At (Yep, Yep).” This track became his first No. 1 single on the Country Airplay chart later that year. Two other singles, “Hell of a Night” and “Mind Reader” also reached No. 1 on the Country Airplay charts.

“Seein’ Red” was released in July 2016 as the lead single from his forthcoming third studio album “Current Mood” and it hit No. 1 on the Country Airplay chart in 2017. “Small Town Boy” was released in March 2017 as the second single on the album.

His concert performances have received great reviews.

Tickets for the show are $55, $65, $75, $90 & $105, available at the casino or at