Richard Lynch Releases Duet With Top 10 Billboard Country Artist Leona Williams
Country music singer-songwriter Richard Lynch has released several successful duets over the past few years. “Love Tattoo” (with Ronnie McDowell), “Back In Love Again” (with Rhonda Vincent), and his last single, “Keyboard Cowboy” (with wife, Donna Lynch) are just a few of the #1 hits Richard has teamed up for. On his latest award-winning album, “Think I’ll Carry It On,” Richard Lynch invited Top 10 Billboard Country chart artist Leona Williams to add her talents to one of his self-penned tracks, “Another Honky Tonk Song.”
“While being on tour in Texas, I was hearing those two-stepping songs, and I wanted to write one,” says Richard Lynch. “It was a natural to include a real country singer such as Leona Williams on this song. Thanks, Leona, for sharing your vocals on this record.”
“Another Honky Tonk Song” is being released to country radio, worldwide.
ABOUT RICHARD LYNCH: Richard Lynch is a Waynesville, Ohio-based country music artist, who has compiled a long list of country hits and chart-toppers in the world of traditional country music. His single, “A Better Place” topped the New Music Weekly AM/FM country chart, the IndieWorld Country Record Report, and spent an incredible 32 weeks atop the Roots Music Report True Country chart. His next 4 singles also topped the country airplay charts, including a duet with Grammy Award Winner, Rhonda Vincent. Richard’s single, “Country Music Isn’t Country Anymore” went Top 25 on the iTunes Canada sales chart. His last single, “Pray on the Radio” received Christian radio airplay and charting, also reaching the US iTunes Single Sales chart. Lynch has appeared on WSM Radio Nashville, RFD TV, Fox TV, and countless other media outlets. Richard is a member of the Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame, The Independent Country Music Hall of Fame, and he is a Billboard Magazine Emerging Artist. He is also the host of “Traditionally Lynch,” airing on TV and radio, and he’s the founder of the Love Tattoo Foundation for veterans. www.richardlynchband.com
ABOUT LEONA WILLIAMS: Leona Belle Helton was born January 7, 1943, in Vienna, Missouri. Active in her family’s band since childhood, she had a radio program on KWOS in Jefferson City, Missouri when she was fifteen. Later on, she worked as a bass guitarist and backing vocalist in Loretta Lynn’s road band. By 1968, Williams signed to the Hickory record label and released two singles: “Once More” and “Country Girl with Hot Pants On.” In 1976, she recorded the album San Quentin’s First Lady for MCA Records with The Strangers, which was the first country album recorded by a female artist inside a prison. She also joined Merle Haggard’s road band The Strangers in the mid-1970s, supplanting his estranged wife, Bonnie Owens. Leona wrote two of Merle’s No. 1 hits, “Someday When Things Are Good”, and “You Take Me For Granted”. She also wrote songs for Connie Smith–“Dallas”, Loretta Lynn–“Get Whatcha Got And Go”, and others. Between 1978 and 1983, she was married to Haggard, and in 1978, the two charted in the country Top Ten with the song “The Bull and the Beaver.” She recorded two singles for Elektra Records in 1981, and charted another duet with Haggard titled “We’re Strangers Again.” Williams continues to tour with her son, Ron. www.leonawilliams.com
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