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Midland Unveils 'Barely Blue' Album Set for September 20 Release, Teases Fans with New Single and Upcoming Tour

In an exciting announcement that has country music fans buzzing, the GRAMMY®-nominated trio Midland revealed their latest project, Barely Blue. This eight-song album delves deep into themes of loneliness, masculinity, and the resilience needed to navigate heartache. The evocative collection conjures images of near-empty bars and heat waves shimmering across the blacktop, capturing the essence of love, loss, and moving forward with a generous spirit. But fans do not have to wait until the September 20th release date, the charismatic trio has gifted fans a new single off the upcoming project.


Credit: Harper Smith L-R: Jess Carlson, Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy


Recorded with the illustrious 9x GRAMMY winner Dave Cobb at Georgia Mae Studios in Savannah, GA, and mixed at Apex Sound in Burbank, CA, Barely Blue showcases the trio's raw and heartfelt artistry. Lead singer/guitarist Mark Wystrach, bassist/vocalist Cameron Duddy, and guitarist/vocalist Jess Carson embrace a space where solitude is acknowledged, life goes on, and the soulful twang of steel guitars ties it all together.


Today also marks the release of the album’s opening track, “Lucky Sometimes,” accompanied by an official video directed by Harper Smith. The track features Midland's signature dynamic sound and intoxicating harmonies, proving that sometimes the best songs don't need frills and add-ons to be effective. "Lucky Sometimes" is a honkey tonk infused feel-good anthem for those moments when it feels like you just can’t lose. Its sparse arrangement and high and lonesome groove culminate in soaring harmonies on the hook, setting the stage for the sonic journey that "Barely Blue" promises.




In tandem with the album announcement, Midland has also revealed “The Get Lucky Tour,” set to kick off on September 19 in Cincinnati, OH. The tour will include a highly anticipated stop at Red Rocks Amphitheater on October 12, featuring Jackson Dean, and a hometown show at ACL Live in Austin, TX on December 20. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 28, and fans can find a full list of tour dates below.


“We knew we wanted to go somewhere else,” Cameron Duddy adds about the creation of Barely Blue in a statement to the press. “We are all big believers in a certain time and place, a sense of classic country that comes from roadhouses and bad coffee, miles and miles and miles on the road – and the idea that, even though we’re all happy, love and life falls apart, but that doesn’t mean you have to, too. When we were writing these songs, it was a trip into all the things in country music we love. You don’t hear much of this kind of unfiltered, hard stuff that comes with the great guitar sounds, the deep harmonies and shuffles you can tuck into. But that’s the essence of what Midland is – and Dave Cobb brought a new altitude to our sound.”


With Barely Blue, Midland invites us to explore the depths of heartache and the strength required to overcome it, all while celebrating the enduring spirit of country music. As the first notes of “Lucky Sometimes” hit the airwaves, it's clear that this album is set to be a memorable chapter in Midland's remarkable journey.


The Get Lucky Tour:

9/19 – Cincinnati, OH – The Andrew J Brady Music Center $

9/20 – Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre $

9/21 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah's Stir Cove $

9/27 – Anderson, SC – Wendell's Outdoor ^ 

9/28 – St. Augustine, FL – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre ^

10/3 – Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company *

10/4 – Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy *

10/5 – Cherokee, NC – Cherokee Tribal Fair *

10/9 – El Paso, TX – Speaking Rock Entertainment Center 

10/11 – Grand Junction, CO – Amphitheater at Las Colonias Park ^

10/12 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre #^

10/24 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Union Event Center !

10/26 – Kennewick, WA – Toyota Center !

11/2 – San Antonio, TX – Boeing Center at Tech Port !

11/29 – Houston, TX – 713 Music Hall !

11/30 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory !

12/6 – Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels @ 

12/7 – Albuquerque, NM – Rio Rancho Events Center @ 

12/20 – Austin, TX – ACL Live Moody Theater !


@ - Support from Tanya Tucker

$ - Support from Colin Stough 

^ - Support from Colby Acuff

* - Support from Elvie Shane

# - Support from Jackson Dean

! - Support from The Wilder Blue

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