Midland—the trio comprised of Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson—debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with their sophomore set, Let It Roll. The 14-song offering moved 22,000 equivalent units, according to Nielsen Music.
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 Top 30 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. The trio co-penned the new tune with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.
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