It’s always been hard for me to understand why the Clearwater, Kansas native isn’t talked about more often.
He’s one of the most authentic singers in the mainstream country scene, and has quietly put out two incredible albums in a row this year:
Still That Kid, and his latest album release, Welcome to Prairieville, which dropped today.
The man gave us a few singles over the past few months that had us all wishing we were spending a good ol’ fashioned, small town USA summer, and now, we finally have the full project.
Mize made it clear that his intentions were to create a project of a fictional small town dubbed “Prairieville,” combining his own life experiences and storytelling and morphing them into the perfect small town story:
“This is the proudest I’ve ever been of a project.
It’s been a long time in the making – the concept has been there, and it’s morphed and changed throughout the years, but this was the first time I finished recording a project, and I felt like we did everything we wanted to do, so this is something I couldn’t be more excited about.”
There are several great songs on the album, but one that really sticks out to me is “I Need Mike.”
This one is about a guy named Mike, and how he goes through struggles of his own. However, as much as he needs someone there for him, Mize needs him just as much.
Whenever you’re going through a tough time, it’s always great to have someone to lean on for some help.
” I Need Mike”
“Follow Your Heart”
“Welcome To Prairieville”