2018 CMA Awards: Midland “Eastbound and Down” Tribute

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Midland honored Jerry Reed and Burt Reynolds with a performance of "Eastbound and Down" during the 2018 CMA Awards! Watch it here!

Country music trio Midland made their CMA Awards debut, honoring songwriter Jerry Reed and Hollywood legend Burt Reynolds with a performance of “East Bound and Down,” bringing their traditional country vibes, dance moves and personalities to the stage!

Following this performance, Midland has released a studio version of the cover!

“Eastbound & Down is a balls to the wall, honky tonk, fast tempo tornado of a song that was a great challenge to master and to make some tweaks to make it our own…It’s now one of our favorite songs to perform live and we can only hope that The Guitar Man [Jerry Reed] is smiling somewhere up above with approval,” Midland shares.

“East Bound And Down” Lyrics

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin’
Oh we’re gonna do what they say can’t be done
We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there
I’m east bound, just watch ol’ “Bandit” run

Keep your foot hard on the pedal. Son, never mind them brakes
Let it all hang out ’cause we got a run to make
The boys are thirsty in Atlanta and there’s beer in Texarcana
And we’re gonna make it no matter what it takes

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin’
Oh we’re gonna do what they say can’t be done
We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there
I’m east bound, just watch ol’ “Bandit” run

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin’
Oh we’re gonna do what they say can’t be done
We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there
I’m east bound, just watch ol’ “Bandit” run

Ol’ Smokey’s got them ears on and he’s hot on your trail
He ain’t gonna rest ’til you’re locked up jail
So you’ve got to dodge ’em and you’ve got to duck ’em
You’ve got to keep that diesel truckin’
Just put that hammer down and give it hell

East bound and down, loaded up and truckin’
Oh we’re gonna do what they say can’t be done
We’ve got a long way to go and a short time to get there
And I’m east bound, just watch ol’ “Bandit” run

Watch ol’ “Bandit” run [x6]

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