"Love Me or Leave Me Alone": How LBT’s Karen Fairchild twisted Dustin Lynch’s… arm to make it a duet

Broken BowIf you pre-order Dustin Lynch’s new album, Current Mood, you’ll instantly be able to download his hits “Small Town Boy” and “Seein’ Red,” plus another new song with quite a colorful story.

The Tullahoma, Tennessee native can trace “Love Me or Leave Me Alone” back to last year's Kill the Lights Tour with Luke Bryan and Little Big Town.  Last week at the party introducing the new record in his hometown, he told the story of the first time he played it for his tour mates.

“We would get on Luke's bus,” Dustin recalled. “He was working on his new album -- which I heard yesterday on his bus in New Hampshire and it's rockin'! -- and Little Big Town was working on their new album. We'd get on Luke's bus every couple weeks and be like, 'Let's play some demos!'”

He continues:  “I played… this demo, and Karen Fairchild heard it and said, 'Man, play that for me one more time.' So I played it again and then they wanted it again, and I'm like, 'This really cool. They actually dig the song…'”

That’s when the typically elegant, rather composed Fairchild really shocked him.

“Karen looked up and she goes, 'I'm gonna cut off your balls if you don't let me sing this with you on your album,'” Dustin said, as the crowd erupted in laughter.

He went on to recreate his reaction:  “I would never even think to ask you to sing on my album... I've been idolizing you, Karen, since I was in high school. Like, I can't believe that's an offer, but yes ma'am!”

Sure enough, that’s Karen’s voice you’ll hear with Dustin on the track. You can check out “Love Me or Leave Me Alone” on YouTube, ahead of Current Mood’s September 8 release.

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“This is one y’all haven’t ever heard yet,” the group revealed on social media, posting a 30-second clip of their new song along with a portion of the lyrics. Called “Everything to Lose,” the tune focuses on the early stages of a new relationship.

“Everything that you do is driving me crazy / Dancing and singing along and it’s catching my ear, catching my eye,” the song begins. “Think that it’s been long enough, girl, you know I ain’t playing / So let’s blow this popsicle stand, girl, and kiss it goodbye...”

“Everything to Lose” will be the first taste of previously unheard music from Old Dominion since May, when they dropped three older songs that they’d written for previous projects but that didn’t make the cut.

The band released their self-titled third album in October of last year. That project includes hits like “Make it Sweet” and “One Man Band.”

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This is one y'all haven't ever heard yet. #everythingtolose is out tonight. #previouslyunreleased pic.twitter.com/L7kiYjHsk0

— Old Dominion (@OldDominion) July 2, 2020