Midland Discuss ACMAs & Spanish Version of 'Drinkin' Problem': Watch
Midland stopped by to speak with Billboard’s Kevan Kenney on the red carpet at the 53rd annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday (April 15), chatting about their track “Drinkin’ Problem,” their nominations (and early win) and to show off their well-coordinated wardrobes.
Speaking of their song “Drinkin’ Problem,” which was recently recut with Mexican artist Jay De La Cueva under the title “Brindemos,” band member Mark Wystrach says that it “really sounds like it was meant to be in Spanish. It sounds like we originally wrote it in Spanish. It’s got a beautiful flow.”
The band also discusses being nominated for three different ACMA awards -- vocal group of the year, single record of the year and new vocal duo or group of the year -- and their advance win for the latter category.
“We’ve already won one, and I think this is the first and last time that they’re going to pre-announce the winners because we have taken all the liberties,” jokes Wystrach. “We found out a couple weeks ago, so we came in hot into Vegas.”
“They saw how hard we’ve been partying and celebrating and they’re like, ‘This is not a good idea to let people know ahead of time,” adds Jess Carson.
You can watch the full video with Midland above to hear more from the trio, as well as to get a head-to-toe look at their matching ensembles.