If you have never ventured out to the west Texas town of Midland, you don’t have a problem. If you still haven’t heard of Midland, the country music trio, you could be in hot water, because they are serving up some country music gold right now.
Midland sounds like Dwight Yoakam had a baby with Brandy Clark. The trio, made up of Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson, look like Texans and sound like country music superstars.
The group’s debut single, “Drinkin’ Problem” is all about heartbreak and how one deals with it. It’s a little tongue-in-tongue. The problem isn’t the drinkin’, it’s the heartbreak that brought on the drinkin’. The tune was written by the group with help from Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne– that’s where the familiarity comes in.
People say I’ve got a drinkin’ problem
That ain’t no reason to stop
People saying that I’ve hit rock bottom
Just cause I’m living on the rocks
It’s a broken hearted thinkin’ problem
So pull one more bottle off the wall
People say I got a drinkin’ problem
But I got no problem drinkin’ at all
They keep on talking
They call it a problem, I call it a solution
If country music has a problem, Midland could be the solution.