Like so many in his hometown of Virgie, Kentucky, Logan Hall grew up understanding the pride of hard work, the strength of a loving family and the joy of front porch picking. His mother Sherry taught him the value of a generous spirit, a tender but strong woman. His father Raymond, a coal truck driver, gave him the gift of his quiet wisdom, honesty and solid character. His sister Mandy is his faithful cheerleader, one of his dearest friends and shares his love for music.
Many men have been called a “family man” but if Webster’s had a definition for it you’d likely find Logan Hall’s picture in the highlights. His brown eyes beam with pride when he speaks of his wife Jana and their four children Maggie, Lilly, Luke and Logan, Jr. who are no doubt his biggest fans.
Logans’ love for music came to life on his twelfth birthday when his father handed him a black guitar. Since then he learned to play piano, bass, drums, banjo, mandolin and dobro. His long list of musical influences range from Gregg Allman, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson to Stevie Ray Vaughn and Ray Charles and it shows in the songs he writes and sings. The emotions of love, hard times and hope for the future are poured out as he sings the language of a Kentucky man’s heart and soul.
There’s nothing fancy about Logan Hall and that’s the way he likes it. He’s most comfortable in his jeans, a t-shirt, his favorite ball cap and boots. Playing his music, hunting, fishing and sharing time with family and friends are what bring him the most joy.
A love for the simpler things and a desire to provide a good life for his family led him to the coal mines to follow in the tradition of many generations of Hall men before him. He would first cut his teeth working on an Auger to being an Electrician on a Highwall Miner working 70-80 hours a week and playing his music every chance he got. “It’s an honest days work for an honest days pay, a life you can be proud of,” says Logan. He loved his work, the men who’d become family to him and even the smell of coal drifting in the air as they mined. In his dreams he was on the stage singing for his fans but in the real world mining put food on the table and he was content with that. However, an accident in the mines would change all that. Logan’s back was broken in three places and he quickly understood life would never be the same.