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Country Trio Midland Says New Album The Last Resort: Greetings From 'Feels Like an Evolution of Sorts'
The trio's third studio album The Last Resort: Greetings From dropped on Friday
From Thomas Rhett to Carrie Underwood to Luke Combs and More! Go Behind-the-Scenes at Stagecoach 2022
PEOPLE captured all the weekend's headliners and top performers as Nashville took over Indio, California April 29-May 1
The Stars! The Strip! The Stadium! What You Didn't See on TV at the 2022 ACM Awards
How did the Academy of Country Music fill a football stadium? With not one, not two, but three different stages
Go Inside the CMA Awards 2021 Portrait Studio — and Get the Story Behind the Strings
Country music is a community. Behind the headliners of every album and tour are the bands, the guitar techs, the session players, the repair shops, and other vital talents whose work you hear but don't necessarily see — until you take a closer look.  For this year's CMA Awards, I wanted to spotlight the inner workings of the Country Music industry and also celebrate a return to touring. This year's portrait studio is designed entirely out of upcycled guitar strings — more than 3,000 sets — that have been plucked and strummed by the industry's finest musicians. Over the past six months, I've collected approximately 16,500 individual strings from the bands of Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Ashley McBryde, Darius Rucker, Kane Brown, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Old Dominion, Brothers Osborne, Jimmie Allen, Dan + Shay, Little Big Town, Luke Combs, Zac Brown Band and Carly Pearce, as well as Grand Ole Opry players. Local guitar shops in Nashville like Gruhn Guitars, Carter Vintage Guitars, Corner Music and Artisan Guitars also graciously contributed used strings. These individual strings were soldered into 10-foot-long strands and arranged into a visually compelling backdrop for artists and other CMA attendees on the red carpet. The resulting portraits echo the experience of listening to your favorite country songs: You'll notice the star right away — but take a closer look and you'll find their hardworking community shining brightly right behind them.
Baby Boy on the Way! Midland's Mark Wystrach and Wife Ty Haney Announce They're Expecting Second Child
Mark Wystrach and Ty Haney welcomed daughter Sunny into the world in November 2019
Midland to Host Podcast Set It Straight Exploring Country Music's Myths and Legends
Garth Brooks will be interviewed on the Amazon Music original podcast's first episode Aug. 25

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Midland Needed to Find Themselves Personally and Professionally – So They Created The Last Resort
"We had arrived at this place that felt very strange and kind of desolate and a place that could quite possibly be the end of the line for us," Mark Wystrach tells PEOPLE
Midland's Mark Wystrach Recalls Wife Ty Haney's 'Scary, Emergency C-Section' to Deliver Daughter
Mark Wystrach says the procedure came as a result of a fetal-maternal hemorrhage: "We lost the baby's heartbeat and my wife, Tyler's, vitals were crashing"
Country Trio Midland Says Dennis Quaid Wanted to Do All His Own Stunts in Mr. Lonely Video

PLUS: The band breaks down their fashion sense and reveals what it was like working with Faith Hill & Tim McGraw