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First Listen: Midland’s New Honky-Tonk Tearjerker ‘Lonely For You Only’

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Heartbreak and country music have always gone hand in hand. With their brand new song “Lonely For You Only,” country trio Midland channels the hurts-so-good heartache of golden era honky-tonk ballads.

Co-written by band members Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy and Mark Wystrach, alongside superstar songwriters Rhett Akins and Josh Osborne, “Lonely For You Only” follows the struggle to simply get by after a bad breakup. Lead singer Wystrach perfectly channels the feelings of sorrow and regret that tend to spill out after one (or five) too many. The slow-rolling guitar and percussion drive it all forward, creating a beat that even the saddest barfly couldn’t resist tapping a toe to.

Wide Open Country is excited to premiere “Lonely For You Only” from Midland’s upcoming debut record, On The Rocksout this Friday (Sept. 22).

On The Rocks will feature the band’s breakout debut single, “Drinkin’ Problem”, and 12 more cuts, all co-written by Carson, Duddy and Wystrach.

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In October, the trio will take a break from touring with Jon Pardi to appear at the Austin City Limits Music Festival Oct. 15. You can find a full list of Midland’s upcoming tour dates via their official website.

Midland’s “Lonely For You Only” Lyrics:

Goin’ out every night don’t fill the empty
‘Cause the thrill always ends when they say last call
And it’s not like other girls, they don’t wanna know me
But wakin’ up with strangers ain’t no fix at all
‘Cause I’m lonely for you only
Every day is just a deeper shade of blue
And I don’t want no other heart to ever own me

‘Cause I’m only lonely for you

I jump every time I hear the phone ring
But it’s never your voice on the end of the line
I run to the blinds and look out my window

And hold my breath every time a car drives by

‘Cause I’m lonely for you only
Every day is just a deeper shade of blue
And I don’t want no other heart to ever own me

‘Cause I’m only lonely for you

And I don’t want no other heart to ever own me, no
‘Cause I’m only lonely for you
‘Cause I’m only lonely for you

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First Listen: Midland’s New Honky-Tonk Tearjerker ‘Lonely For You Only’