Country Music Star Dustin Lynch Brings His Exclusive Clothing Line, Stay Country To Evine Live.
“As I have grown as an artist, I discovered my own personal sense of style and sought out items that not only looked good, but also represented who I am and where I came from,” said Lynch. “Stay Country isn’t just a clothing brand, it’s a lifestyle that reflects down-home tradition and nothing but good times."
Reflective of the collection's name, Stay Country features rugged elements like oil-washing, distressing and stud details, the line beautiful blends classic country influences with just the right amount of edge, a look that is trending across today’s modern country scene. In addition to women’s styles (sizing), the collection will offer a select number of unisex options including t-shirts and a denim jacket with the wording Stay Country on the back.
TwT: Obviously your career in country music influenced the design and overall look of your line, but what other outside influences or inspirations came into play while creating this collection?
Dustin: I have the luxury of traveling for a living you know, and not only seeing new places, but also meeting all sorts of cool new people. People that are so creative and in the creative world. Gosh, and I think just being around that energy and getting to experience all different cultures....it's kinda opened my mind like Holy Crap! There is country everywhere! You know....i'm a guy that grew up in Middleton TN, I never really got to travel anywhere except to go see my grandparents in Florida growing up. Until my music took off, then I started discovering that there is people like me all over the world. So I think that all those travels and those adventures and meeting all these influential people that I didn't know where influencing me is really what inspired me to kinda chase this.
TwT: There really is a lack of options when it comes to this particular edgy/country look. Is that something that fueled the fire in creating this?
Dustin: OMG, are you kidding me?! Yes! There really isn't anything! For me, getting that western look, I really have to work at it! I have to pick up something that's out there and maybe work on it awhile to make it look cool and not stiff feeling. With this collection, we really take that part of it out.
Twt: It was amazing to be able to touch and feel the collection tonight, that was something I noticed right away, that the feel of it was extremely soft and comfortable. Almost like it was worn in already.
Dustin: Yea! we do the work for ya! That was something really important to me, I have had stiff clothes so many times before and it just doesn't work. Specially on stage, ya can't move! For me too, it makes me feel uncomfortable and therefore then connivence goes out the door then. And really, that is what clothing is. It gives you a certain feeling inside, a connivence. It kinda sets the tone for the day!
TwT: What is your personal favorite piece in the collection.
Dustin: My personal favorite is this jacket I'm wearing right here. (see photo bellow)
It really is! It's something that I have worn onstage, it came out of necessity really. I was looking for a denim that didn't feel.....too....Kenny Powers?! You know? Like not too George Strait! I was looking for just the right amount of rock star in a country thing.
TwT: I totally get it! And when we can't find, we create, right?!
Dustin: And when we can't find....we create! Yes!