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Hear Midland's Spirited Cover of Jerry Reed's 'East Bound and Down'

If you loved seeing Midland cover the classic trucker anthem "East Bound and Down" on the CMA awards, you'll be glad to know the Texas-based trio has released a studio version of the 1977 Jerry Reed song.

Midland played the tune at the CMAs in honor of the late Burt Reynolds, who passed away earlier this year.  The song, written by Reed and Dick Feller, was written and recorded for the soundtrack to the timeless Reynolds film "Smokey and the Bandit," which also starred Reed as the Bandit's pal Cledus "Snowman" Snow.

The trio remains faithful to Reed's version, chugging along at breakneck speed like truckers on the run from Buford T. Justice.

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The group released their debut album On the Rocks in 2017. They won the 2017 ACM Award for New Vocal Group of the Year.

Midland is currently on tour. For a full list of tour dates, visit here.

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