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How Music Star Richard Lynch Succeeds And Thrives As A Celebrity Turned Entrepreneur

With hard work and determination, I have pursued careers in music, farming and construction. I have a tremendous amount of support from my wife, and I surround myself with top-notch people to help me reach the best in my businesses. Attimes it feels like wellness or elevating one’s wellbeing, is diametrically opposed to high achievement […]

With hard work and determination, I have pursued careers in music, farming and construction. I have a tremendous amount of support from my wife, and I surround myself with top-notch people to help me reach the best in my businesses.


Attimes it feels like wellness or elevating one’s wellbeing, is diametrically opposed to high achievement and high performance in one’s career. The stress, mental energy, long hours, lack of restful sleep and preoccupation that result from a high-achievement life seem to directly inhibit wellness. And yet, in order to sustain the creativity, flexibility, mental acuity and resilience that are necessary for high performance, wellness and wellbeing of the mind, body and soul are also mandatory. So how do we achieve both? This is the question I’m hoping to answer through conversations with high-achieving leaders who are practicing their own philosophies about how to maintain their wellbeing.

As a part of our series about “How To Succeed And Thrive As Both A Celebrity And An Entrepreneur”, I had the pleasure of interviewing 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. http://www.richardlynchband.com


Thank you so much for doing this with us Richard! Our readers would love to get to know you a bit better. Can you share with us the backstory of how you came upon this career path and to where you are today?

MyDad was an incredible country music entertainer before I was born, and I grew up with country music as a huge part of my household, Dad was always playing and entertaining in the tri-state area of Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. My Dad was great at it and I wanted to do what he did!

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story about that?

My wife Donna is my biggest supporter and promotes my music relentlessly. She organizes and takes care of all the business details. We were friends for over 30 years and she always came out to where I was performing. We got together about 14 years ago when I had slowed down from playing music. She pushed me to get back in the studio and record a CD, which I had not done: my last recordings were on cassette! From there: I have my band which I played with a lot of the musicians for several years, and she has been booking and promoting us everywhere. We have built a venue on our farm to host National acts and record our shows for a TV segment. I am writing more music and putting out more CDs, as well as doing appearances all over the country. The music has taken off from there. And we have made lots of friends and fans of our traditional country music

Can you share a story with us about the most humorous mistake you made when you were first starting? What lesson or take-away did you learn from that?

I was playing one time for a political party, and a fly flew in my mouth…I thought I would choke to death! One of the other band members had to finish the song while I had to get a drink. Everyone had a good laugh on that one. I learned to watch for flies!

As a celebrity, you have been blessed with great success in a career path that many have attempted, but eventually gave up on. In fact perhaps most people who tried to follow a career path like yours did not succeed. Do you have any words of advice for others who may want to embark on this career path but know that their dreams might be dashed?

Surround yourself with people who believe in you or what you are doing, to support you.

Ok thank you for all that. Now let’s shift to the main focus of our interview. You have been successful as both a celebrity and an entrepreneur. Most celebrities don’t make that transition successfully. We’d love to learn your secret. How do you do both?

With hard work and determination, I have pursued careers in music, farming and construction. I have a tremendous amount of support from my wife, and I surround myself with top-notch people to help me reach the best in my businesses.

In my work, I focus on how one can thrive and care for oneself in three areas: body, mind, and heart. You are a busy leader with a demanding schedule, can you share with our readers two self care routines, practices or treatments that help your body thrive? Kindly share a story or an example for each.

I have routine wellness checks with my doctor. I get regular rest to recharge.

Can you share with us two routines that you use to help your mind thrive? (Kindly share a story or example for each.)

I try to clear my mind when I am out on my farm working the land, and I apply my mind to creating music when I get an inspiration.

Can you share with us two routines that you partake in to help your heart or spiritual side to thrive? (Kindly share a story or example for each.)

I listen to patriotic, spiritual music that inspires me. When I am alone and I think of people who have passed on, I think of what my Dad would tell me about my life situations.

All of us have great days and bad days. On days when you feel like a rockstar what do you do? What does that day look like, and what did you do to get there?

On a good day, I apply myself to my endeavors of the day, whether it is farming, working on someone’s barn or writing a new song, or performing for a great audience of traditional country music lovers.

In contrast, on days when you feel down, what do you do?

I try to find inspiration in a situation to make good music.

Is there a particular resource, a practitioner, expert, book, podcast that made a significant impact on you and helped you to thrive? Can you share a story about that with us?

I don’t have a particular resource. I have life situations and inspirations and interactions with good people to inspire me to thrive.

Do you have a story about the strangest, most bizarre or funniest wellness treatment that you’ve ever experienced?

I recently went to a chiropractor for the first time, who told me he has to have a hip replacement because he has overdone it with extreme lunges.

You’re a high achieving creative authority and leader, and yet, you may have family and loved ones that require a different side of you at home. How do you leave the high powered executive at the door, and become a loving caretaker at home?

I’m not really a high-powered executive, I am a normal everyday person taking care of business and life and it is not an overwhelming reach to simply take care of my loved ones it is what I strive to do.

We are very blessed that some of the biggest names in Business, VC funding, Sports, and Entertainment read this column. Is there a person in the world with whom you’d like to have a private breakfast or lunch with, and why? He or she might just see this. 🙂

The CEO of the Grand Ole Opry to discuss the need for our traditional country music to be maintained for the generations to come.

What is the best way our readers can follow you on social media? www.richardlynchband.com has all my information and social media connections.

Thank you for these fantastic insights. We wish you only continued success in your great work!

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