Midland Makes Co-Host Debut

For the past three years, we’ve heard a number of funny stories from Lon’s co-hosts about the band Midland. This week, Lon plays several of those stories for the guys, and gets their responses and reactions.

For example, Garth Brooks said he was a fan of the band’s music because it reminded him of George Strait. Hearing that, Jess said: “The only thing I need to know is how do I get that sound bite. We started this band over a common love of music. For somebody like Garth Brooks to say that, life has become surreal. That’s the ultimate compliment. Than you for sharing that.”

Thomas Rhett told Lon that the band’s Cameron Duddy helped him meet Bruno Mars two years ago. When he heard that, Cameron said, “I thought he was going to tell the watch story. I gave him a watch off my wrist on his birthday. It was the watch I bought on my wedding. We were in Vegas. You’ve seen us in Vegas. But he was geeking out about the watch, so I gave it to him. The gesture meant a lot to him.”

Kenny Chesney remembered them as a “carefree bunch,” opening his tour in 2017/ They responded by saying “Carefree or careless? It’s nice that Kenny has a positive attitude about those shows. He made the mistake of inviting us out at the end of his show to sing ‘She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy,’ and we were well lubricated by then.”

They also heard tour partners Little Big Town say “I love when Mark takes his shirt off. I saw a lot of his underwear. They are confident in their bodies.” To that, they said, “We felt really conformable around them, they’re family, so out of familiarity and comfort, we have no trouble getting into our skivvies around them.”

Lon also gets them to describe how three very different guys came together to form a traditional country band.

NEXT WEEK: Luke Combs


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