Midland’s Mark Wystrach Got Down on One Knee to Ask His Bandmates to Be His Groomsmen
- June 6, 2019
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From the stage to the aisle, the boys of country music trio Midland never stray far from each other’s sides.
During their PEOPLE interview on the red carpet of the 2019 CMT Awards on Wednesday night, lead vocalist Mark Wystrach — who got engaged to girlfriend Ty Haney in May — popped a different kind of question to his bandmates, guitarist Jess Carson and bass guitarist Cameron Duddy.
Getting down on one knee, Wystrach asked, “Jess, Cameron, would you guys officially be in my wedding? Be my groomsmen? And also be my bitches that will do everything that I ask because I will be a groomzilla? It’s my wedding.”
Their answer? A resounding “Yes!”
Taking it a step further, Duddy said without prompting, “Yes, I’ll be your best man.”
“That’s how it happens too,” Carson said. “I asked Cameron to be in my wedding and he goes, ‘Obviously I’m your best man.’”
Wystrach added: “And Jess is so nice he had to call his f—ing best friend and be like, ‘Dude, I’m so sorry.’”
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While Wystrach and Haney haven’t set a date yet, he said they’re looking to have the wedding within the next year and a half at his family’s ranch. When asked if they’ve started planning, Wystrach said “We have.”
“Cameron and Jess are also moonlighting — talk about busy — this is what I’m talking about,” he joked. “They’re planning my wedding right now. They decided to have it in 2028.”
Wystrach publicly announced his engagement on Twitter back in May with a sweet slideshow of photos of his bride-to-be and her beautiful ring.
“Popped THE QUESTION and @ty_haney had the answer I was lookin’ for !!!❤️? ? ⚡️ ❤️,” he wrote on Instagram alongside the pictures, which feature Haney cuddling the couple’s two dogs, Juice and Pony, in Boulder, Colorado.
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“It kind of was unplanned and just unfolded naturally when we were barefooted and on a walk with our little puppies,” he told PEOPLE at the time. “It was right after a big thunderstorm, and the sun just popped [up] out of nowhere, and I knew it was a sign.”
On the CMT Awards carpet, Wystrach added of the engagement, “Well, it shocked the hell out of me because she got down on a knee and she proposed to me. Look at the bling, there it is. It’s a lot of diamonds. Ladies she set a new precedent. She asked me, that’s right. I was holding out for a diamond, and that’s what daddy got.”
Meanwhile, PEOPLE previously exclusively confirmed that Carson’s third child, daughter Rosalia Jean Carson, was born at 2:29 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, Rosalia weighed in at 6 lbs., 12 oz. and measured 18¾ inches long when she arrived at home in Driftwood, Texas.
“Camille is the strongest woman I know,” Carson told PEOPLE at the time. “She wanted to do a home birth and she did it 100 percent natural — I’m still just awestruck by her.”
Be sure to follow PEOPLE’s full CMT Awards coverage to get the latest news on country’s big night.
The couple are also parents to son Parker Emmanuel, 2, and daughter Ida Mae, 3.
Carson explained the meaning behind the name of their new baby, saying, “Rosalia was Camille’s great-grandmother who came from Italy on a boat when she was 16 and spoke no English. Jean is after my father, whose name is Eugene but everyone calls him ‘Gene’.”
Aside from the whirlwind that has been their personal lives and the release of their new single, “Mr. Lonely,” the band has been hard at work on their new album, Let It Roll, coming out on Aug. 23.
“Think of a fire hydrant and you ask for a nice glass of water and instead of bringing you a glass of water they bring you a fire hydrant and it opens up and explodes so you start trying to drink out of a streaming fire hydrant,” Wystrach said. “That’s what it’s been like. That’s the level of busy that we’ve been.”
The 2019 CMT Awards are airing live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena at 8 p.m. EDT Wednesday on CMT.