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Country trio Midland bring traditional country back to radio

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By KRISTIN M. HALL, Associated Press

NASHVILLE (AP) - Although the members of Midland are all in their 30s, the new country act invokes the sounds of '70s and '80s era honky-tonk music coupled with "Urban Cowboy" flair on their debut album "On the Rocks."

The Texas-based trio composed of Cameron Duddy, Jess Carson and Mark Wystrach said they felt like a sea change occurred in country music in recent years due to artists like Chris Stapleton, and the success of their single, "Drinkin' Problem," indicated a thirst for traditional music on country radio.

The trio said they've been inspired by all eras of music, from Nirvana and Paul Simon to Hank Williams Sr. and Otis Redding. Wystrach, the lead singer, said they wanted to write songs that stood the test of time.

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