Tommy Prine’s debut album This Far South coming June 23, 2023, is not only a long-awaited introduction but a testimony to Prine’s 20s and the loss, love, and growth that has defined them. Co-produced by a close friend and kindred musical spirit, Ruston Kelly, and beloved Nashville engineer and producer, Gena Johnson, the album is rich and dynamic from cathartic jams to nostalgic storytelling. This year, alongside his own runs of headline shows, Prine opened for Tyler Childers on his Send In The Hounds Tour in London. He was also named one of Amazon Music’s 2023 Breakthrough Artists to Watch.
“I feel like I’ve learned more about myself in the last year and a half than I ever have in my life,” Prine says. “And I think that speaks a lot to doing something that I’m passionate about. I love and respect the craft. Just hitting the road and doing what so many people before me have done and will continue to do, it’s really resonated with me. I think it has transformed me into the person that I am meant to be.”
Prine has shared the album’s title track, “This Far South,” with fans; a slow-burn fingerpicked promise to himself that is sure to resonate with many. “I found my rock bottom and tried to escape it several times, ultimately finding the courage to see it through to the other side,” remembers Prine. “There were several years where I felt without purpose…spent all my time partying and just existing. I found myself at a fork in the road and chose the better path, and in that moment, I swore I would never be ‘this far south’ again.” Thick with vocal harmonies, the song’s final verse finds its plot at least partly resolved, its narrator singing: “I’m learning that it’s not good to fly / I’ve chosen the habit that I’m dropping / Coming down’s exhausting / I think I deserve some rest.”
Fans can stream or purchase “This Far South” today at this link and pre-order or pre-save the full album ahead of its June 23rd release right here.
Prine is fresh off of a run of shows in the southeast that just culminated in his first of four residency shows at Nashville’s The Basement, not to mention supporting Tyler Childers over two sold-out shows in London. A full list of tour dates, including the rest of the March residency, can be found below or at tommyprine.com/tour.
Catch Tommy Prine On Tour:
Mar. 9 – Nashville, TN – The Basement
Mar. 16 – Nashville, TN – The Basement
Mar. 30 – Nashville, TN – The Basement
Apr. 4 – Brighton, UK – The Folklore Rooms
Apr. 5 – London, UK – The Slaughtered Lamb
Apr. 7 – Dublin, IRE – Vicar Street
Apr. 8 – Dublin, IRE – Vicar Street
Apr. 20 – St. Petersburg, FL – Palladium Theatre
Apr. 21 – Jacksonville Beach, FL – Blue Jay Listening Room
Apr. 22 – Tallahassee, FL – Word of South Music and Literature Festival
Apr. 29 – Wilkesboro, NC – MerleFest