First, Midland Let It Roll with their sophomore album, and now they’re ready to Set It Straight with their new podcast.
“We’re giving y’all the real story behind country music’s tallest tales and legends with our new podcast Set It Straight with Midland,” the trio announced on social media.
In the first episode, Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy, and Jess Carson talk to Emmylou Harris’s longtime road manager, Phil Kaufman, about what happened to the body of the legendary Gram Parsons after his death.
That story is actually one of music’s greatest: In order to fulfill Parsons’ final wish, Kaufman and a pal reportedly stole the singer’s body from the Los Angeles International Airport and drove it to California’s Joshua Tree National Monument, where they cremated it by pouring five gallons of gas into his open coffin and throwing a lit match inside.
Look for a new episode of Set It Straight with Midland every Wednesday on Spotify. Meanwhile, the band’s latest hit, “Mr. Lonely,” is just about to break into country’s top twenty.
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