Midland Reveal Official Track List For Debut Album On The Rocks

Country music trio Midland have unveiled the title, cover, and track list of their eagerly awaited debut album. ON THE ROCKS (Big Machine Records) is due September 22and features 13 songs all written or co-written by members Mark Wystrach (lead vocals, guitar) Cameron Duddy (harmony vocals, bass) and Jess Carson (harmony vocals, lead guitar).

Formed in Dripping Springs, Texas, Midland hearken back to the vocal-forward, honky-tonk sound of Country music of the Seventies and Eighties, a time also when an artist’s personal style – colorful suits, tailored denim and well-worn hats – dovetailed with the music. But Midland aren’t throwbacks. Instead, as NPRs Ann Powers described the band, they’re “revivalists,” putting their own spin on a classic sound and, in the process, making something old relevant again.

The songs of ON THE ROCKS range from lush Urban Cowboy anthems to loose desert campfire jams. Lead single “Drinkin’ Problem” – now certified GOLD – was written by the trio with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne and provides Country music with the definitive drinking tune of 2017. “Make a Little,” a rollicking love song, soars with the brotherly harmonies of Wystrach, Duddy and Carson, while “Something on the Wind” recalls the Eagles’ iconic intro to “Seven Bridges Road.” “Check Cashin’ Country,” a solo composition by Carson, is the band’s true-life road diary: the tale of a Country-Rock band trying to make time to sleep as they hustle from gig to gig.

“We’ve poured our hearts and souls into writing and making these songs and are extremely proud of what we’ve been able to create,” said Wystrach.

On The Rocks is a confluence of our musical tastes and our reverence for classic country,” said Duddy.

“This record is truly a nod to the time period we are influenced by and is an effort to bring that sound and that pageantry back to the forefront,” added Carson.

Produced by Dann Huff, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, ON THE ROCKS – like the custom suits the band often sports – provides a blast of vibrant color and texture to today’s Country, with “Drinkin’ Problem” leading the charge. The song and its ear-catching vibe has piqued the interest of all who hear it and is among the most searched-for Country songs on Shazam. It’s music video, directed by Duddy – who has four 2017 MTV Video Music Awards nominations for also directing Bruno Mars’ “24k Magic” – has been viewed more than 12 million times. It’s also the fastest rising debut single ever released by Big Machine Records to Country radio since Taylor Swift’s “Tim McGraw” in 2006.

Midland, whom Rolling Stone Country calls “Solid. Country. Gold.,” will perform “Drinkin’ Problem” when they make their late-night TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! on Wednesday (8/16). The band recently opened for Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, and will head out with Jon Pardi on the CMT On Tour this fall.

“One of the 10 Artists Who Will Rule 2017” (Entertainment Weekly), Midland excel in setting a mood, transporting the listener to another place and time. Their songs, like “Drinkin’ Problem,” the first SiriusXM Highway Find of 2017, are made for wide-open skies, endless deserts and wondering where the road is going to take you next.

Fans can begin pre-ordering ON THE ROCKS now in exclusive autographed bundles, available here: http://smarturl.it/OnTheRocksD2C.

1. “Lonely For You Only” | Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Rhett Akins, Josh Osborne
2. “Make A Little” | Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
3. “Drinkin’ Problem” | Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
4. “At Least You Cried” | Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Jonathan Singleton
5. “Burn Out” | Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne   
6. “Out Of Sight” | Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally
7. “More Than A Fever” | Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
8. “Check Cashin’ Country” | Jess Carson
9. “Nothin’ New Under The Neon” | Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
10. “This Old Heart” | Jess Carson, Mark Wystrach, David Lee Murphy, Jonathan Singleton
11. “Altitude Adjustment” | Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Rhett Akins, Rodney Clawson
12. “Electric Rodeo” | Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne
13. “Somewhere On The Wind” | Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, Rhett Akins, Josh Osborne

For more information, visit MidlandOfficial.com.

Author: Jessica Northey

Everyone asks “what exactly do you do Jessica?” What some of my family members say, “she tweets for a living” is my favorite, but really the title that puts food on the table is “Social Media Influencer,” the definition sounds simple, someone who influences others through social media, but I consider myself a Citizen Journalist broadcasting and entertaining with news, thoughts, opinions, delivering information in my own unique way. Famous for my ‘sass wit and straight from the hip’ style I’ve always been called a “Social Media Pioneer” in the music industry. I’m also an On-Air/Online Broadcasting Host and Personality, Digital Media Strategist, Country and Music Blogger/Journalist as well as a Nationally recognized Speaker and Founder of Country Music Chat, News and Views Entertainment Website CMChatLIVE.com. My favorite accomplishment is starting the largest Country Music Hashtag community in the world Country Music’s #CMChat. It all started with a hunch...back in the early 2000’s I would dial up the internet via AOL and join chat rooms whilst watching my favorite programs on TV. Loved watching Reality Shows with my Mom in Tucson, and blowing her mind with how I always knew who was going home on the Bachelor or Big Brother. Don’t think she ever caught on that I was talking to people via computer on the East Coast, where it had already aired. (We didn’t have the uber-spoiler Twitter or Facebook to ruin results and awards shows for us yet.) I’ve been taking over the internet, one tweet at a time and have accumulated over 3 Million followers/friends/fans across all my Social Media networks. Over the years I’ve been consistently ranked as an influential online personality and even named as a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencer. I was the first person Merle Haggard followed when he got on Twitter and spent the day with Garth Brooks at Twitter and Facebook when joined the social media world.

Share This Post On

Submit a Comment