Logan Mize is back with a new record, and he's sharing one of the new tracks before you can buy it.

He's releasing Come Back Road on Friday (July 28), and its first single, "It Ain't Always Pretty," has already reached No.2 on the iTunes chart and received more than 20 million streams on Spotify after Bobby Bones played it on his radio show with an enthusiastic endorsement.

Mize is letting fans hear "Somebody to Thank" exclusively via Taste of Country. The song juxtaposes elements of traditional country music with modern production for a track that is both classic and contemporary. The lyrics pay homage to all of the people and situations that helped Mize become who he is today.

The singer-songwriter has an unusually colorful life story, and he struggled for years in Nashville, getting turned down up and down Music Row and holding down day jobs that included driving a party bus and driving a dump truck, and even survived a bout of homelessness. He's had recording projects with major names fall through and go unfinished, but he persevered to release Logan Mize in 2009 and Nobody in Nashville in 2012, scoring his first real national attention with "Can't Get Away From a Good Time," a single from his 2015 EP Pawn Shop Guitar.

Mize wrote extensively for Come Back Road and also drew from some of the top songwriters in Nashville, including Josh Kear, Ross Copperman, Matraca Berg, the Warren Brothers, Rodney Clawson, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and more. Dan Agee served as executive producer.

"This record has modern feels to it, but sounds a bit more Midwestern," Mize says. "There are a lot of ethereal sounds that represent that open prairie to me. It’s more of a heartland record than a southern record. It’s a record I am super proud of."

Mize has built a large touring base by driving the country in a 1989 Chevy station wagon that he has named Glenn, and he'll hit the road extensively in 2017 to promote Come Back Road.

"As a 32-year-old with a wife and two kids, the typical thing would be for me to go get a job, but I just want to do my job from a sold-out stadium stage," he says. "What I really want to do is entertain people. Make them smile and enjoy themselves."

Come Back Road is currently available for pre-order at iTunes.

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