Midland to Drop Sophomore Album, “Let It Roll,” on Aug. 23

Midland to Drop Sophomore Album, “Let It Roll,” on Aug. 23

Midland—the trio comprised of Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson—will drop sophomore album, Let It Roll, on Aug. 23.

Like their 2017 debut album, On the Rocks, the new LP was co-produced by Dann Huff, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. Since releasing On the Rocks, Midland has toured with George Strait, Tim McGraw, Dwight Yoakam and more, as well as winning the 2018 ACM Award for Top New Duo/Group.

“We want to keep things fresh and real,” says Cameron. “The beauty of being in Dripping Springs [Texas] and spending so much time on the road, we don’t get caught up in what’s trending. We’re able to follow our hearts—and our livers—to where we think country is the best.”

“Everything we’ve learned out on the road touring On The Rocks is all right here on this album,” says Mark. “These songs are deeply personal and from the heart.”

“A lot of what was is still so cool, and with the help of Dann, Shane and Josh, as well as the support of Scott [Borchetta] and Big Machine, we’re able to be true to the music and keep our kind of country alive,” adds Jess.

The album’s lead single, “Mr. Lonely,” is currently No. 37 on Billboad’s Country Airplay chart after eight weeks. The trio co-penned the new tune with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.

photo by NCD

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs