IF, like me, you have often wondered how a band decide on their name then Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson collectively known as ‘Midland’ can explain.

The band was founded in Hays County in Texas and as they were all fans of Dwight Yoakum they decided to take their name from the Yoakum song ‘Fair To Midland’.

The three had originally met in Los Angeles however it was when Mark and Cameron attended Camerons’ wedding as groomsmen that they decided to form the band.

The band launched into the musical scene in 2015 with their first offering entitled ‘Fourteen Gears’ and according to band member Cameron Daddy, “That was another one of the early moments that defined and solidified the creation of this band”.

Two year ago they signed a recording contract with Big Machine Records and released a five track Ep which contained the single ‘Drinkin’ Problem”,which to date has given them their greatest success by reaching the number four slot in the Billboard Country Music Charts .

The song also gained them recognition by earning them their first Grammy Awards nomination for the Best Country Song and Country Duo/Group Performance which in turn led them to be support act for Little Big Town, Kasey Musgrave and Thomas Rhett tours.

Their recent album entitle ‘On The Rocks” contains thirteen tracks with songwriting credits from each band member leading the Washington Post to award it the title of “the years best country album”.

Apart from a heavy schedule touring the States over the next two month, the band embark on a UK visit staring in Brighton on November 26th taking in venues the length and breadth of the country.

The North East date is December 2nd when they appear at The Boiler Shop, South Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

Tickets are available now from various online ticket outlets.