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LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 02: (L-R) Recording artists Jess Carson, Mark Wystrach, and Cameron Duddy of music group Midland attend the 52nd Academy Of Country Music Awards at Toshiba Plaza on April 2, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Midland, the Texas-based trio behind “Drinkin’ Problem,” have a personal connection with the devastation caused recently by Hurricane Harvey, and the guys doing what they can to help.

The damage hit close to home for one member of the trio’s band. “Our lead guitarist, his brother lost his house and his parents’ house was damaged so much that it’s unlivable right now,” Midland lead singer Mark Wystrach says. “It’s really hard to watch, you know, to know that that many people are suffering.”

The guys are planning a series of benefits to assist with the recovery. “We’re gonna do benefit shows and donate all the proceeds to the victims of Harvey,” Cameron Duddy notes.

Adds Mark, “We don’t know all the details – who we’re gonna be working with – but our team’s working on it as we speak.”

For now, the trio is using their social media accounts to drive fans to the American Red Cross’ relief efforts. “One of the most effective and easiest ways right now to donate is to text ‘HARVEY’ to 90999 and [it will] automatically deduct [a donation] from your phone bill.

“It’s a $10 donation,” Cameron adds. “And you can do it as many times as you want.”

Keep an eye on Midland’s concert calendar and stay on on their benefit-related efforts here.


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