Singer Lynch off to a
strong career start at a young age
to be featured act at Bedford Bash
BEDFORD, Ky. (August 2014) – For 25 years, the residents of Bedford, Ky., have been gathering for an evening of music, food, activities and socializing at the Bedford Bash. Held in the parking lot of the Bedford Loan and Deposit Bank, the event is one of the most attended affairs in Trimble County.
Lead singer Tayler Lynch (front right) will perform with the Six Miles South Band at the Bedford Bash. Other band members are Chris Roberts (front left), and (back row from left) Ross Epsteine, Chad Heightchew and Rob Mattingly.
This year, fans will enjoy the music of Tayler Lynch and Six Miles South, beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. The group combines a very talented solo act with an established band to create a performance that many music lovers are looking forward to with much anticipation.
The Bash opens at 5 p.m. and includes a car show from 5-8 p.m. and local entertainment. As in previous years the Bedford Fire Department will be having its fish fry, and the Bedford Rotary club will be providing standard festival food such as hot dogs and hamburgers.
But the big draw will be Lynch and his band. Louisville, Ky., native Lynch, 20, has been singing professionally since age 15. However, his love for performing seems to have been with him all his life. He entered his first talent show in kindergarten.
A dedicated singer who has been heavily influenced by George Strait and Garth Brooks, Lynch has already released three solo albums in his young career. The first, “Country Ain’t Just From the Farm,” and the second, “It Takes a Tailgate,” were co-written by Lynch. His most recent album titled, “Pieces of Me” was released during the 2014 Country Music Association Music Festival in Nashville, Tenn. This album is made up of nine songs.
Six are written exclusively by Lynch. The other three were co-written by Lynch along with other songwriters.
Lynch is willing to work as hard as necessary in order to have a successful music career. He is currently enrolled in the Berkley College of Music in Boston and is majoring in Music Business. His classes are online and he is a straight-A student.
Lynch was initially accepted to the University of Louisville. Unfortunately, the schedule of a full-time student with set class times does not correspond well with the life of a working musician. For Lynch, the decision was a hard one, but necessary.
Six Miles South is described as a high energy band and has been playing music for five years. Original members Chad Heightchew, drummer, and Chris Roberts, lead guitarist, have been joined by Rob Mattingly on rhythm guitar and vocals and Ross Meatloaf on bass. When lead singer, Jamie Tingle resigned in order to spend more time with his family, the band worried that they may have reached the end of the road. According to Heightchew, a mutual friend suggested that they audition Lynch.
Initially, Lynch’s young age was an area of concern for the band. However, once the audition was under way, the vote was unanimous that Lynch would be the new lead vocalist for Six Miles South.
Group members say they are looking forward to playing the Bedford Bash once again. Heightchew said that it will be their second time playing the event. The drummer adds that the crowd was “huge,” and that the band had a very good time. When another opportunity to play at the Bedford Bash arose, they “jumped at the chance.” Heightchew adds that it nice to play an event that the band member’s children can attend.
In addition to Tayler Lynch and Six Miles South, the entertainment will include the Trimble County Cheerleaders at 6:30 p.m., followed by singer Robby Cox at 7 p.m. There will be T-shirts available for sale at $12 apiece. The T-shirts are sold to raise money for the benefit of underprivileged children during the Christmas season, according to Bedford Bash organizer April Craig, a bank employee.
For the eighth year, the Bedford Bash Car Show will be part of the annual festivities. The car show is open to all vehicles for a $15 fee. Four Best of Show trophies will be awarded. Goodie bags and door prizes will also be up for grabs including five $20 cash prizes. Proceeds from the Bedford Bash car show will benefit the Trimble County Emergency Search Unit, which is a non-profit organization.
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