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Set It Straight: Myths and Legends

Amazon Music | Midland

Country Music is full of tall tales and legends. Fortunately, we found the guys that can separate fact from fiction. Every Wednesday, join the boys from the GRAMMY-nominated band Midland for Set It Straight: Myths and Legends, as they attempt to uncover the truth behind infamous stories of country music history. Featured guests this season include Garth Brooks, Martina McBride, Darius Rucker, Wynonna Judd, and many more.

Listen to new episodes of Set It Straight: Myths and Legends every Wednesday, only on Amazon Music.


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Trailer - Set It Straight: Myths and Legends with Midland
09-08-2021
Trailer - Set It Straight: Myths and Legends with Midland
The boys from the band Midland (Mark Wystrach, Cam Duddy & Jess Carson) are talking to the biggest names in Country music on Set It Straight: Myths and Legends. This season, we’ll hear the truth behind wild stories straight from the people who lived them — tune in for episodes with Garth Brooks, Martina McBride, Darius Rucker, and more.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Crushing the Sophomore Slump (Feat. Sheryl Crow)
27-10-2021
Crushing the Sophomore Slump (Feat. Sheryl Crow)
Is it true that after one of the most successful hit debut albums for a female artist, Sheryl Crow bucked convention and her label by self-producing her sophomore release and did so with help of an unproven female engineer in New Orleans? Proving all the doubters wrong, the self-produced album would be a 3x platinum success, charting on Billboard with several classic hits and earning two Grammys. On the season finale episode of Set it Straight: Myths and Legends, Mark, Cam and Jess sit down with 9-time Grammy winner, multi-instrumentalist and trailblazer, Sheryl Crow, to talk about how she went from Missouri school teacher to Michael Jackson backup singer to one of the most iconic artists of our times.Listen to the full season of Set it Straight featuring Garth Brooks, Martina McBride, Vince Gill, Darius Rucker, and more -- only on Amazon Music. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Not Your Sideman (Feat. Vince Gill)
20-10-2021
Not Your Sideman (Feat. Vince Gill)
Is it true that while working as a session musician and living paycheck to paycheck, Vince Gill was invited by Mark Knopfler to join one of the biggest rock ’n roll bands of the ’80’s - Dire Straits - and Vince Gill passed, instead choosing to double-down on his own struggling solo career on his way to 16 Grammys? On this week’s episode of Set it Straight: Myths and Legends, Mark, Cam and Jess sit down with their old friend and collaborator, Vince Gill, to talk about how turning Knopfler down was a turning point in building his legendary career, his wide-ranging influences from bluegrass to rock ’n roll, and how his long and winding road brought him into the fold as a member of The Eagles.Listen to new episodes of Set It Straight: Myths and Legends every Wednesday, only on Amazon Music.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Pawn Shop Record (Feat. Margo Price)
06-10-2021
Pawn Shop Record (Feat. Margo Price)
Is it true that Margo Price risked everything by pawning her wedding ring and car in order to record her critically acclaimed debut album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter at historic Sun Studios in Memphis, TN? On this week’s episode of Set it Straight: Myths and Legends, Mark, Cam and Jess sit down with their old friend Margo Price to set the record straight on just how much she really put on the line in order to make her breakthrough debut album, which includes the ghosts of Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash. They also talk about their love of Willie Nelson, the enduring legacy of Farm Aid, and how to make it as an artist on Music Row in Nashville. Listen to new episodes of Set It Straight: Myths and Legends every Wednesday, only on Amazon Music.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Star-Crossed in Vegas!? (Feat. Brothers Osborne)
29-09-2021
Star-Crossed in Vegas!? (Feat. Brothers Osborne)
Is it true that the lead singer of Midland, Mark Wystrach, spent a tequila-soaked Vegas night backstage at an Eric Church concert mistaking the identity of the greatest Olympian of all-time, Michael Phelps, for New York Giants quarterback, Eli Manning (and Phelps played along the whole time)? In a role-reversing episode exploring the wild world of backstage Artist parties, John and T.J. of The Brothers Osborne take their old buddies Mark, Cam and Jess by surprise and host Set it Straight: Myths and Legends to find out if it’s true that all three members of Midland were so inebriated (or out to lunch) one night in Vegas that they REALLY thought Phelps was Eli Manning. Listen to new episodes of Set It Straight: Myths and Legends every Wednesday, only on Amazon Music.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Wanna Be in a Movie? (Feat. Matthew McConaughey)
22-09-2021
Wanna Be in a Movie? (Feat. Matthew McConaughey)
Is it true that Matthew McConaughey, Oscar-winning actor and Hollywood icon, was randomly cast in Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused after spontaneously going out with famous casting director, Don Phillips (Fast Times at Ridgemont High) on an all-night bender in Austin, TX? The boys from Midland sit down with iconic actor and Texas’ favorite son, Matthew McConaughey, to talk music, how he got his first and most famous big screen role as David Wooderson, how he drew inspiration from his older brother, and whether there’s a potential run for Governor McConaughey in the near future. Listen to new episodes of Set It Straight: Myths and Legends every Wednesday, only on Amazon Music.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
The Judds Hit the Jackpot (Feat. Wynonna Judd)
15-09-2021
The Judds Hit the Jackpot (Feat. Wynonna Judd)
Is it true that The Judds played their first concert ever, one month after scoring their 1st #1 hit, “Mama, He’s Crazy,” in August of 1984? The boys from Midland sit down with legendary Queen of Country Music, Wynonna Judd, who talks about the hard-earned and meteoric success of her country band with her mother Naomi, how they got their first record deal, her singular solo career and unrivaled voice, along with some sage wisdom and advice for all aspiring artists trying to make it out there.Listen to new episodes of Set It Straight: Myths and Legends every Wednesday, only on Amazon Music.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Fool's Gold Sandwich (Feat. Jake Brennan and Elvis)
08-09-2021
Fool's Gold Sandwich (Feat. Jake Brennan and Elvis)
Is it true that on the night of February 1, 1976, Elvis Presley spontaneously jumped on his private jet with several friends and flew from Graceland in Memphis, TN to Denver and back because he was craving a sandwich comprised of 10,000 calories, including 1 lb. of bacon, an entire jar of peanut butter, and fried in butter? The boys from Midland sit down with the Disgraceland host and Elvis expert, Jake Brennan, to talk about “Fat” Elvis versus “Skinny” Elvis and the myth behind the infamous caloric behemoth, the Fool’s Gold Loaf.Listen to new episodes of Set It Straight: Myths and Legends every Wednesday, only on Amazon Music.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Just Play the Song (Feat. Darius Rucker)
01-09-2021
Just Play the Song (Feat. Darius Rucker)
Is it true that Darius Rucker was advised by nearly every single person he met with in Nashville that he would never succeed as a solo country artist, because the country audience would never listen to a black artist? NINE #1 singles on the Country Charts later, and one of the most recognizable faces in the format today, Darius is definitely getting the last laugh. The boys from Midland sit down with the 3-time Grammy Winner and former frontman for 90’s rock icons, Hootie and the Blowfish, to talk about golf, Nirvana, George Strait and breaking down traditional racial barriers in country music by writing great music, working hard and being true to yourself. Listen to new episodes of Set It Straight: Myths and Legends every Wednesday, only on Amazon Music.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
If the Shirt Fits (Feat. Martina McBride)
25-08-2021
If the Shirt Fits (Feat. Martina McBride)
Is it true that Martina McBride was selling merch for Garth Brooks on his Roping the Wind tour when he also offered her an opening slot singing on his next tour? The boys from Midland sit down with 4-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Martina McBride, about her unlikely rise from side stage to main stage, working on Garth Brooks’ tour when the legend has it that he heard her sing and offered an opening slot on his following tour if she was able to secure a record deal.Listen to new episodes of Set It Straight: Myths and Legends every Wednesday, only on Amazon Music. See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Fans Are Number 1 (Feat. Garth Brooks)
25-08-2021
Fans Are Number 1 (Feat. Garth Brooks)
Is it true that Garth Brooks once signed autographs for 23 hours straight without taking a break? The boys from Midland sit down with the iconic Garth Brooks to get to the bottom of the marathon autograph legend, talk about Country music’s unique connection between its fans and artists, and reveal who Garth himself would stand in line all night to meet.Listen to new episodes of Set It Straight: Myths and Legends every Wednesday, only on Amazon Music.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
Trailer - Set It Straight: Myths and Legends with Midland
09-08-2021
Trailer - Set It Straight: Myths and Legends with Midland
The boys from the band Midland (Mark Wystrach, Cam Duddy & Jess Carson) are talking to the biggest names in Country music on Set It Straight: Myths and Legends. This season, we’ll hear the truth behind wild stories straight from the people who lived them — tune in for episodes with Garth Brooks, Martina McBride, Darius Rucker, and more.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at