2022 CMA Awards Vocal Group of the Year nominee Midland and Jon Pardi performed their two-time CMA Award-nominated duet “Longneck Way To Go” on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, October 11. The performance marked the live television debut of the artists’ current single. The modern take on vintage Country music and its hilarious video counterpart are nominated the CMA Awards (airing November 9) Musical Event of the Year and Music Video of the Year categories.
It takes a special person to keep up with Cam Duddy, Mark Wystrach and Jess Carson when they’re in full swing and Mr. Saturday Night himself is just the man for the job—the chemistry between Midland and Pardi is impossible to hide. As Pardi and Wystrach swap verses alongside Midland’s signature harmonies, the four-pack manages to make a “tears in my beers” heartache kind of lyric and make it sound like a fun night out. “Longneck Way to Go” has the sweep and brio of the Eagles’ most freewheeling work, with a harmony-forward sense of euphoria—with a healthy dose of good-timing bravado to mask their sorrow and enough lap steel to spare. Listening to them, you just know, if there is a good time in town, they’re going to find it, even if they’ve got a (longneck) way to go.
“Anytime we get to team up with Pardi, we know it’s going to be a good time. We want to give a big ‘thank you’ to Jimmy Kimmel Live! for bringing us back together for this one,” said Midland. “Even though it’s a heartbreak tune, the most fun we’ve ever had making a music video was on the set of ‘Longneck Way to Go’ and last night’s performance was another one for the books.”
A hard ticket act who has earned legions of fans, Midland is out on their headlining The Last Resort Tour and will be performing at the legendary Greek Theater in Los Angeles this Saturday, October 15. After selling out Red Rock Amphitheater in mere weeks, on October 22, the trio will be live streaming their show from the breathtaking venue for all fans to enjoy. The tour will also take them across the globe to Australia for several dates later this year. For more information, please visit MidlandOfficial.com.