I started researching these guys after I thought they were making fun of Country music. Midland is the real deal. And here are some interesting items to note.
There's a new guy who's already starting making those "hottest male country star" lists. His name is MARK WYSTRACH and he's the lead singer in MIDLAND. Their song "Drinkin' Problem" is closing in on the Top 10.
Anyway, this isn't just my opinion, although I do think he's dreamy. He used to be a Calvin Klein underwear model, and an actor. One of his meatier roles was as Fox Crane on the NBC soap "Passions".
But he's not the only interesting guy in Midland. Bass player CAMERON DUDDY used to direct music videos. He won an MTV award for his work on Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven". And yes, he directed the "Drinkin' Problem" video.
The third guy, guitarist JESS CARSON, has a cool name. And he was in the news last month when his wife Camille gave birth to their second child in a hospital parking lot.
They're obviously very serious about the music, and they're getting noticed. They've been asked to open on Tim and Faith's Soul 2 Soul Tour, as well as shows for Kenny Chesney and Darius Rucker.
They will open for Kenny here at The Wharf in August!