The Country's Not-So-Country Song

Growing up in the city, it was hard for me to embrace the quiet solitude of the country of the Ranch. Little did I know, this silent song had actually rooted fields of inspiration within me. It fueled a creative energy that was completely hidden until I reached a maturity that could accept it.

Having heard the song of the Porcupine Hills, in the wind, in a cow’s moo, in an eagles cry, I harnessed this energy. I started a new way of thinking, of living, of being, through music.

The musical inspiration of the Ranch has had a profoundly unique impact on my songs and me. The music isn’t about having a hard day in the fields and getting your hands dirty pulling a pick-up out of the mud with the promise of a cold beer at the end.

The music is about seeing life from your own eyes and having nothing but the hills energy affecting that. It’s about feeling comfortably alone and grounded. It’s about accepting yourself as you are and being selfish in a positive kind of way.

This feeling is unparalleled to anything I have ever experienced and I would not be who I am today without the song of the prairies and, in turn, I wouldn’t have my own song. I am now coming out with my first album of which I credit the Ranch as the sole inspiration behind every breath and note.

Ciao Bella,
Bennett Mitchell