WATCH NOW: Why Dustin Lynch was the Mayor of Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa 2018

ABC/Image Group LADustin Lynch has done quite a bit of globetrotting lately, but as he told ABC Radio at Monday’s Country Radio Seminar in Nashville, some of it involved hanging out in Mexico at Luke Bryan’s annual Crash My Playa destination festival.

“I got to travel over the Christmas break and I went to, my first time ever, to Vietnam. And then we went from Vietnam to Thailand, and then literally back to Nashville for 12 hours and then to Crash My Playa!” Dustin told ABC Radio. “So it was a whirlwind of a few weeks there.”

During the event, which features thousands of country fans enjoying live performances, sun, sand and fun, Dustin said Luke gave him an honorary title: “The Mayor of Crash My Playa.” 

“We got to play three shows. The first was opening for Luke on the big stage on the beach, and then we played something I guess…[that] may be what got me the title Mayor of Crash My Playa: pool parties at these resorts.”

More specifically, Dustin and his band played to literally thousands of people at the pools at a couple of the Mexican resorts, and they decided to wing it.

“This year, we just took requests the whole time,” he laughed. “So I was playing, gosh, anything and everything. “We played ‘La Bamba,’ we were playing Dierks Bentley songs, Cole Swindell, Luke Bryan, whatever they throw at us, we would try to play, even if we didn’t know it!  We’d screw the words up, say ‘Who cares?,’ keep going!”  

Later this month, Dustin will be hitting the road with Brad Paisley, Lindsay Ell and Chase Bryant. No word on whether or not he’ll take requests at those shows.

Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.