Dustin Lynch says his college degrees in biology and chemistry helped
pave the way for success in country music. But not in the way you might expect.
“Everyone starts preparing you for
the hard work that first year of [getting music introduced on] radio. And, trust me, this is easy and fun compared to the
workload I had in college,” he says. “And on top of that, you learn a lot about yourself in college. So I know how to live
out of a bag, and I know how to run on two hours of sleep at night from doing what I did in college.”
Lynch, 27, is
sharing his story on behalf of CMT Empowering Education, a one-stop resource
providing information on schools, career paths, motivation and financial resources.
CMT: What do you remember the
most about your first week of college?
Lynch: I remember I