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Midland's Grand Ole Opry Debut

Good news keeps getting better for country newcomers Midland, the three-man band that claims Hays County, Texas as its base.

The guys' debut single "Drinkin' Problem" could soon break the Top 10 and they're getting glowing press from the likes of Rolling Stone and People. Their profile just rose to a new level, however, with a debut performance on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry. The institution documented the occasion and the result can be seen now on the Opry's YouTube channel.

"It's a wall of harmonies," the trio's Cameron Duddy explains of their music. "We love that sound. We love singing together."

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As a band that's steeped in history, being able to play that [#Opry] stage is indescribable." - @MidlandOfficial

The video opens with an interview conducted at Bobby's Idle Hour, a long-famous Nashville hangout on Music Row. From there cameras follow the guys through the prep process backstage at the Opry. "Drinkin' Problem" co-writers Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally – themselves celebrated figures in Music City – even tag along for the occasion. Watch below.

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Texas county trio, Midland, relaxes at Bobby's Idle Hour in Nashville, TN, before preparing to make their Opry debut. The band plays cards and talks about their career dreams, while later that evening one of those dreams comes true when they step foot on the Opry stage.


Teddy McDonald is a fun-lovin' country music fan man living in Nashville, Tennessee.