NASHVILLE, TN. – (30th July, 2021) – Big Yellow Dog Music’s heartland troubadour Logan Mize is serving up a hometown helping of brand-new music with his upcoming album, Welcome to Prairieville – out October 1st.
Featuring 11 masterfully written tracks, Welcome to Prairieville not only celebrates Mize’s rural upbringing, but also showcases his unique storytelling abilities that have helped shape his career since the beginning. A true passion project, Mize spent nearly a decade developing the concept behind the album and co-wrote all but one song on the track listing, making this one of his most personal releases to date.
“My buddy Blake Chaffin and I have been writing together for several years. Early on in our careers, we came up with this concept where we’d basically write songs about an imaginary place that we came to know as ‘Prairieville’,” Mize explains. “Growing up in middle-of-nowhere towns, we took all the characters we’ve encountered over the years, stories that stood out to us and just our life experiences overall, and from there, we painted our own versions into this tiny town. When it’s all said and done, it isn’t exactly a place you can pinpoint on a map, but I like to think it’s a representation of all the one-stoplight towns across the nation. At the very least, we’ve all driven through a Prairieville.”
Fans won’t have to wait until the fall to hear what’s coming from the Kansas native, however, as he’s offering up the first taste of the project today (30/7), following an exclusive first play from Bob Harris on BBC Radio 2 yesterday, with his “breezy ode to country roads,” (CMT) “George Strait Songs.” Written by Mize and Blake Chaffin, the heartfelt tune pays homage to the country crooner’s roots, highlighting all the best aspects of Middle America that made him who he is today.
Filmed in Pretty Prairie, KS, just miles from Mize’s hometown of Clearwater, KS, and directed by Jordan Horsch, the video for the song, finds the Sunflower State native in his childhood comfort zone, as he explores the streets and fields of a tiny town that mirrors the one that built him.