Listen To Drew Baldridge’s New Single, ‘Middle Of Nowhere Kids’

Rising country star Drew Baldridge returns with a very personal new single, “Middle Of Nowhere Kids,” available everywhere now. A…


Lauren Jo Black

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July 25, 2019


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Drew Baldridge; Photo by Kate Dearman

Rising country star Drew Baldridge returns with a very personal new single, “Middle Of Nowhere Kids,” available everywhere now.

A native of Patoka, Illinois, which has a population of just 582, Baldridge connected with “Middle Of Nowhere Kids” instantly.

“I chose this song because it hits so close to home for me,” he explains. “This song is very reminiscent of my life and everything I stand for.”

Descriptive lyrics paint a clear picture of life in a small town and the chorus questions what life is like beyond the confines of it.

“This is for the middle of nowhere kids/ Thinking that there’s gotta be more than this/ Cussin’ the dust and the wind and the red on your skin/ And that one stop light/ All you raised on a John Deere plow boys/ A song for all you cowboys/ Yeah I know right where you live/ All you middle of nowhere kids,” Baldridge sings throughout the chorus.

“I was that ‘Middle Of Nowhere Kid’ riding a tractor and dreaming of what it would be like to hear my music on the radio one day,” the singer adds. “Now the world gets to hear my story. I’m proud to be a ‘Middle of Nowhere Kid’.”

“Middle Of Nowhere Kids” was co-written by Randy Montana (Riley Green, Cody Johnson), John Pierce (Reba, Chris Young) and Tony Lane (Luke Bryan, Cody Johnson) and produced by Chris Stevens (Blake Shelton).

Fans can learn more about Drew Baldridge on his official website.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.