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Friday, November 17, 2023 – Midland is out today with its take on "Wichita Lineman" on the heels of announcing their Up In Texas Tour.

Originally performed by Glen Campbell, the 1968 hit has long been a favorite of the band and part of the trio'slive set.

Self-produced, Midland's version features harmonies.

"It's haunting melodies and lush arrangements hark back to a time when music was more sophisticated and the stories more colorful, A notion that has inspired and continues to influence our sound and songwriting," said Midland's Wystrach. "The heartache and longing in the sparse lyrics provide ample space for soulful vocals that ache and move with the beat without even saying much."

On Tuesday Midland announced their Up in Texas 2024 Tour. The tour currently features eight shows. the tour starts at the San Antonio Rodeo on Feb. 28 and concludes May 9 in Conroe, Texas. Dylan Gossett, a Texas singer/songwriter, who just signed with Big Loud Records/Mercury, will open the shows.

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