Midland Readies Live Album Featuring Current Single, ‘Cheatin’ Songs’
Last fall, Midland entertained an exclusive crowd inside Los Angeles’ dormant, The Palomino Club. Now, fans are getting the chance…
Midland; Photo by Harper Smith
Last fall, Midland entertained an exclusive crowd inside Los Angeles’ dormant, The Palomino Club. Now, fans are getting the chance to re-live the experience of that one-night-only performance at the historic North Hollywood venue.
The trio, comprised of Mark Wystrach, Jess Carson, and Cam Duddy, announced plans to release a new live album entitled, Midland Live From The Palomino. The 10-track project will drop on February 28, via Big Machine Records, and feature live recordings of songs from Midland’s sophomore album, Let It Roll including, their current single “Cheatin’ Songs.”
Fans who didn’t catch Midland’s sweltering performance at The Palomino Club, were introduced to footage from the show when the band dropped its accompanying video for “Cheatin’ Songs.” The Collin Duddy-directed clip shows the group jamming inside the crowded club while singing about an untrustworthy lover.
As far as subject content goes, The Palomino Club couldn’t have made for a better venue for “Cheatin’ Songs” since its country to the core lyrics recall the same energy that attracted people to the honky-tonk years ago.
“Places like this are disappearing,” lead singer Wystrach said in a statement. “So you want to remember, to grab the moments while you still can. You think about who’s been on that stage, and you can’t help but feel connected to so much greatness. We live for hardcore honky-tonks, and to be able to hold onto that night and bring a little slice of it through this album to our fans is special for us.”
The Palomino Club opened back in 1949 and quickly became a hot spot for LA-based country fans after it attracted some of the biggest stars in country music. Although the structure still stands today, it closed down in 1995. Legendary artists like Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Linda Ronstadt, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson have previously graced the stage at the former popular venue.
Midland is currently on the road headlining their Let It Roll Tour, which features opening act Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights. This summer, they’ll join Ingrid Andress as special guests on Tim McGraw’s Here on Earth Tour.
Melinda Lorge is a Nashville-based freelance writer who specializes in covering country music. Along with Country Now, her work has appeared in publications, including Rare Country, Rolling Stone Country, Nashville Lifestyles Magazine, Wide Open Country and more. After joining Rare Country in early 2016, Lorge was presented with the opportunity to lead coverage on late-night television programs, including “The Voice” and “American Idol,” which helped her to sharpen her writing skills even more. Lorge earned her degree at Middle Tennessee State University, following the completion of five internships within the country music industry. She has an undeniable love for music and entertainment. When she isn’t living and breathing country music, she can be found enjoying time outdoors with family and friends.