Richard Lynch is no stranger to Christian country music but his latest single, “Starting Now,” brings out the best within him. The Waynesville, Ohio, native has been topping charts for a while with his bass-baritone voice and smooth guitar riffs. His vocals scream outlaw while his message is one of a more pure purpose. The record sees Lynch catching up with an old friend who has now “dedicated his life to the Lord,” his “new best friend.” He offers a reflection on his personal growth, progressing from the wild party crasher in his youth to becoming a fifty-year-old who had a lot of work to do to revitalize his relationship with God and be a family man his friends could look up to. The three-minute runtime of the track operates as one fluid exposition, one that Lynch handles beautifully while keeping his point intact and the memo interesting. This has become a hallmark of his style, and something that he has only perfected further in recent years. A thing or two could be learned from Richard Lynch, and he’s willing to share if you are game to listen!