Lead track available now
Midland has announced The Last Resort, a new EP featuring five songs, including the lead single “Sunrise Tells The Story.” The Grammy-nominated country trio plots a resurgence of their thick harmonies, sad melodies, tart lyrics and steel guitar with the new EP due July 16th via Big Machine Records.
Midland’s vocal chemistry and overlapping musical influences have forged an alliance that’s created an oasis of Wurlitzer country for icehouses, taverns, beer joints, out of the way honky-tonks and other hole in the walls.
Mark Wystrach, Cam Duddy, and Jess Carson like their music straight-up. Hardcore country, the kind you find in forgotten bars in Arizona, New Mexico, parts of Texas, Bakersfield, Reno, wherever the neon’s buzzing, but not quite dead. Midland isn’t kidding about the past. They love Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Gary Stewart, Willie Nelson, the Hanks – Williams, Thompson and Snow, Buck Owens, George Jones, Emmylou, Dolly, Loretta, Tammy, Porter Wagoner, Conway Twitty, Mickey Gilley, Glen Campbell, Johnny Lee. But it’s not just vintage vinyl and 8-tracks, the threesome puts their music where their hearts are. They’ve taken their songs into the Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas… brought their sweat- slinging live shows to Billy Bob’s, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo… reanimated North Hollywood’s legendary Palomino Club… put down roots in Dripping Springs and spent time around the Country Music Hall of Fame. Unfiltered, full-tilt, they want their country 120 proof. Whether it’s a cheating song, a heartbreak ballad or a shoot-out-the-lights romper, they savor the notion and the emotions with a gusto unseen for decades and The Last Resort is all about it.
Growing from bar band to an in-demand headliner the trio has spent the past few years on the road selling out headline tours from coast to coast as well as getting to support some of country music’s biggest stars like George Strait, Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw and Little Big Town. The band will road test the new tracks and their signature hits with The Last Resort Tour, kicking off October 7th in Phoenix, AZ with special guest Hailey Whitters.
1. And Then Some (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
2. Sunrise Tells The Story (Jess Carson, Jessi Alexander, Aaron Raitiere)
3. Two To Two Step (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
4. Take Her Off Your Hands (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne)
5. Adios Cowboy (Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Marv Green, JT Harding)