New Music Friday: Midland Pays Tribute To Home State In New Single “Up In Texas”

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As New Music Friday comes to an end (sadly) for the year, the Celeb Secrets Country gals hand-picked their newest favorites of this week to gently send you off into your holiday break.

GRAMMY nominees and Texas group Midland dropped their latest single “Up In Texas” today (December 15) following the announcement of their tour of the same name – Up in Texas Tour. Written alongside Josh Osborne and Bryan Simpson, honky-tonk Texas-lovin’ ballad pays homage to the place they call home – The Lone Star State.

Midland’s Jess Carson gushes, “‘Up In Texas’ might be an ode to the place where we formed as a band, but it is meant to be blasted from a dusty old jukebox anywhere on the planet.”

“We’re thrilled to announce new music is on the way,” the band said. “‘Up In Texas” is meant to be blasted from a dusty old jukebox anywhere on the planet. It’s an ode, a love song to the place where we formed the band – Texas.”

The seven-stop Texan Up In Texas Tour inaugurates February 9th in San Antonio, Texas at the San Antonio Rodeo and is bringing along country singer + songwriter Dylan Gossett.

Other songs that we LOVE this week that fabricate this week’s New Music Friday playlist are Owen Riegling’s “Whatever It Is,” Dasha’s “King of California,” Kenzie Cait’s “don’t break my…,” Taylor Edwards’ “Counterfeit,” Greylan James’ “Ain’t Thinkin’ Bout You,” Troy Cartwright’s “Deathbed,” Cody Hibbard’s “18 Days,” Kelsey Lamb’s “You Made Me – Acoustic” and Carson Wallace’s “Light of Day.”


four more days 🙂 #unreleased #dontbreakmy #newmusic #popmusic

♬ dont break my – kenzie cait

A few collaborations have made the roundup this week, including Cory Asbury’s “My Inheritance” with Corey Kent, Eddie Flint’s “One More Lie” featuring Max McNown and George Birge’s “Mind On You” featuring charlieonafriday and Kidd G.

A celebratory project we’re lovin’ is Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90 (Live At The Hollywood Bowl) emerged featuring numerous cover country music stars including Chris Stapleton, Miranda Lambert, Margo Price, Tyler Childers, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, The Chicks, George Strait and more.

Lots of new ones for ya and we are excited to hear which ones are your favorite. Scroll a little bit further and leave a reaction below or DM us on Instagram at @celebsecretscountry.

Midland – “Up In Texas”

Dasha – “King of California”

Kenzie Cait – “don’t break my…” 

Taylor Edwards – “Counterfeit”

Greylan James – “Ain’t Thinking Bout You”

Troy Cartwright – “Deathbed”

Cody Hibbard – “18 Days”

Kelsey Lamb – “You Made Me – Acoustic”

Carson Wallace – “Light of Day”

Cory Asbury feat: Corey Kent – “My Inheritance”

Eddie Flint feat: Max McNown – “One More Lie”

George Birge feat: charlieonafriday and Kidd G – “Mind On You”

Chris Stapleton – “Always On My Mind – Live”



Written by Brianna Vacca

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