A native of Tullahoma, Tennessee, Lynch found his footing in Nashville by shacking up in an apartment behind the legendary Bluebird Café – a bigger, more expensive version of sleeping with a textbook underneath your pillow, hoping to absorb knowledge by osmosis. But absorb he did. Lynch hit songwriting nights several times a week, even choosing his college (Lipscomb University) based on its proximity to the club. And it worked: Lynch was signed to Broken Bow Records and released "Cowboys and Angels" in 2012. The song, along with his model good looks, signature hat that gives a nod to retro references and smooth, deep croon helped his self-titled debut soar to the top of the country charts. No word yet if the Bluebird's asked for royalties.