With all the chest thumping going on in Nashville today, where bluster and swagger have replaced heart and soul, you half expect some of country music’s male stars to be sporting bruises. Which is what makes Midland, a trio of friends based in Dripping Springs, Texas, so undeniably refreshing. Made up of singer Mark Wystrach, lead guitarist Jess Carson and bass player Cameron Duddy, Midland is the embodiment of Seventies California country, all smooth Eagles harmonies and heart on your sleeve lyrics. Their songs are intoxicating, sung with the twang of George Strait. And it’s impossible to resist.
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Flo RidaSheryl CrowMaren MorrisKane BrownJoan Jett and the BlackheartsDustin LynchElle KingMidlandChris JansonMichael RayMichael Franti & SpearheadMaddie & TaeCarly PearceRaeLynnTrombone Shorty & Orleans AvenueDavid Lee MurphyCassadee PopeThe WailersDanielle BradberyDelta RaeMitchell TenpennyCody JohnsonMishkaLindsay EllMorgan EvansClare DunnJillian JacquelineWheeland BrothersTenille TownesAbby AndersonFilmoreNatalie StovallTravis DenningWaterloo RevivalGabby BarrettLogan MizeCaylee HammackCaroline JonesLEVONRachel WammackEveretteLauren JenkinsSeaforth