Dustin Lynch loves playing for the college-age crowds filling the seats on Luke Bryan‘s 2015 tour, but the drop in age group means Dustin has to rethink a few of his cover song choices from the early-to-mid 2000s.
He tells ABC Radio, “We did a really cool mash-up of Justin Timberlake‘s ‘Summer Love’ and we went into Ja Rule, ‘Mesmerize,’ and we went straight into ‘Where It’s At.’ And after the first three shows, we were like, nobody here knows these songs.”
Dustin estimates a lot of the fans at the Luke Bryan show weren’t even teenagers when those songs came out, so he’s mixing it up with more current cover songs like one from Drake. It’s all an effort to get those Luke Bryan fans to also become Dustin Lynch fans.
He says of the Luke Bryan crowd, “They might have heard ‘Where It’s At” or “Cowboys & Angels” at some point, but they don’t have a clue who we are. So, hopefully [we’re] out there making some new fans. When we come back to town, they’ll want to come see our whole show.”
Even though he just has a 25-minute set, Dustin is taking full advantage of his time on stage.
“We’re slamming. It’s non-stop.”
Dustin is keeping busy with a lot of headlining shows before Luke’s Kick the Dust Up tour launches May 5 in Grand Forks, North Dakota.
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