Dustin Lynch’s “Good Girl” has proven to be a great song as the bop has hit No.1 on both the Billboard and Country Aircheck/Mediabase Country Airplay charts this week. The accolade marks Lynch’s sixth ascent to the top of the charts as an artist, and first as a songwriter, kicking off his year in a big way.
“I’ve never started the year with a No.1 song, and I’ve got to say, this feels really good,” Lynch shared. “I moved to town with the dream of writing songs and singing on stage, and finally the stars aligned, and everything worked out. I’ve learned the lesson of perseverance, of hard work and continuing to hone your craft.”
The decision to release “Good Girl” to country radio was a spur of the moment decision for the Tennessee native, who fell in love with the track after writing it with Justin Ebach and Andy Albert. After hearing the completed project, Lynch decided to send it straight out to fans in time for the summer season.
“At the end of February, we wrote ‘Good Girl,’ and it just raised its hand and said, ‘Please record me.”’ And then it raised its hand and said, ‘Please release me.’ For whatever reason it said, ‘I need to be out for Summer 2018,’” said Lynch upon the song’s July 2018 release. “I had ‘Small Town Boy’ in 2015, and we didn’t release it until 2017. I think there’s a bigger reason why songs come out when they do… Because of the way songs affect people’s lives. I don’t know what this song’s going to do, but I know some people have heard it, and hopefully a lot more people will hear it and become a part of a cool moment in their lives.”