Urban cowboy country outfit Midland emerged from the neon-lit smoky haze of one of Los Angeles' most beloved country music venues Tuesday night (Oct. 15) for a special one-night engagement to pay homage to the country greats of yester year and take a victory lap after securing near-top billing at the Stagecoach country music festival.
The lineup for the April 24-26 festival was released earlier Tuesday with Midland scoring a highly coveted post-sunset slot, showing just how far the Texas band has come since launching in 2016, winning the Academy of Country Music's new vocal duo or group of the year prize in 2017 and performing a daytime set at Stagecoach weeks later.
Now Midland hosts a new podcast on Spotify, are planning a number of European dates and celebrating the success of their sophomore album, Let It Roll, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart in September. To celebrate their meteoric rise, Goldenvoice, the team behind the massive country festival, staged a one-night revival of the Palomino, L.A.'s best known country music club and honky tonk through much of the 1960s, '70s and '80s hosting everyone from the Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash and Linda Ronstadt to Jerry Jeff Walker, Patsy Cline and The Flying Burrito Brothers. The Palomino shut its doors in 1995 and today is mostly used as a banquet hall and event space, but was revived for The Palomino Rides Again, a benefit concert celebrating the club's 70th anniversary and could be hosting more shows in the future.