Dustin Lynch channels his youth in the infectious new single “Ridin’ Roads,” premiering on Billboard below. Inspired by a series of videos his friend posted to social media while having “a rager in his farm truck,” the singer recalls bringing the idea for the song to co-writers Ashley Gorley and Zach Crowell last April.
His friend’s Snapchat provided the images he and his co-writers conjured up in the writing session, but they didn’t finish the song that day. Instead, Lynch lived with “Ridin’ Roads” for several months and shared the chorus and a verse with friends on the lake that summer. Receiving a positive reaction, Lynch and his co-writers met again in August to finish the song.
“It’s a song that makes so much sense for me,” he tells Billboard. “Writing with intention of what you know. [‘Ridin’ Roads’ is] right down the lane of what this ‘Small Town Boy’ character says and does. This song fits that guy.”