Pawn Shop Guitar - EP
Label: Arista Nashville
This five-song EP (all of which was written or co-written by Mize) offers catchy heartland rock and countrified grooves, with plenty of references to small-town living within Mize's sharp, astute lyrics. "Thank God for You" is a cleverly written ode to the girl who can "dance you away from the devil," while the country rocker "Better Off" deals with the on-again, off-again relationship dance that many couples experience. Mize's lighter side could be his best, though, as proven on "Can't Get Away From a Good Time" and the Dazed and Confused-inspired "El Camino."