Midland Discuss Their Mustache Influences

June 20, 2018

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All three members of Midland have pretty impressive mustaches, but the guys say for every mustache, there's a different influence. 

“We each have our own. Everyone who grows a mustache starts with a picture of somebody that they see with a mustache and they say, ‘That’s the mustache I want,'" explains Jess Carson in a statement from the trio's label. "Mine was Paul McCartney, for whatever reason. He just had the perfect mustache.”

“When I was born my dad had a mustache," shares lead singer Mark Wystrach. "My dad was a fighter pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps, so my greatest mustache influence is my dad, Colonel Michael Wystrach. Also, Magnum P.I. Magnum P.I., to me, had the greatest mustache.”

Cameron Duddy says peer pressure is the reason for his mustache. "“These guys make me grow this mustache. Jess said the other day, ‘You’re a five without facial hair and you’re a 10 with facial hair.’ Isn’t that rough?  Sometimes I go for a mustache goatee combo. Robert Plant rocked that look the best.”

Midland will open for Thomas Rhett at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Thursday, October 25th, and at the Forum in Los Angeles on Friday, October 26th, so you can examine their mustaches in person then.