The St. Augustine Amphitheatre will host the return of traditional country music trio Midland and its “Electric Rodeo Tour” on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.).
Hailing from Dripping Springs, Texas, lead vocalist Mark Wystrach fronts Midland’s sound that is rounded out with lead guitarist Jess Carson and bass player Cameron Duddy. Rooted in tradition in both sound and style, the trio initially garnered attention playing clubs in the region. Their critically-acclaimed freshman album, “On The Rocks” (Big Machine Records), features 13 tracks with songwriting credits from each member alongside hit-makers Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. Launching to rave reviews from notable outlets such as the Los Angeles Times and Rolling Stone Country, “On The Rocks” was declared “the year’s best Country album” by the Washington Post.
The Dann-Huff produced album earned the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Country Album Sales chart upon release. The band’s debut No. 1 single “Drinkin’ Problem,” which offers an intentional nod to country music reminiscent of the 1970s and 80s, earned the band its first Grammy Awards nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance. Midland was also named New Vocal Group of the Year at the 2018 ACM Awards and was nominated for three CMA Awards including Vocal Group of the Year, Single of the Year for “Drinkin’ Problem” and New Artist of the Year.
The band’s current single, “Burn Out,” is Top 20 at Country Radio, and the band released a video for the song that was inspired by the vintage style of Urban Cowboy and filmed at the legendary Billy Bob’s Honky Tonk in Fort Worth, Texas. This year, Country Radio Broadcasters voted the trio as one of the esteemed 2018 CRS New Faces. Midland is currently on the road headlining dates for its “Electric Rodeo Tour.”
Ranging in price from $29.50 to $39, tickets are on sale now for the St. Augustine show at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Offices. Tickets also are available at ticketmaster.com or by phone at (800) 745-3000.