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Pat Green

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Pat Green was born in San Antonio and raised in Waco, Texas, the eighth of nine siblings. His father was a stage actor, and Green fell in love with the musicals his father acted in.

Green began his musical career when he was 18 and in college at Texas Tech in Lubbock. “I started playing guitar to pick up the chicks,” Green laughs. “Before that, I only sang in the shower. I could mimic other people’s voices. It took me a long time to find my own voice, but once I did, I became very comfortable with it. It’s not real pretty but it’s believable.”

During those college years, Green started playing clubs and opening shows for other artists. In 1995, he put out his first independent record.

“I don’t know exactly where it began, if it was Willie Nelson’s picnic or one of Jerry Jeff’s shows, but I got asked to play and there was a huge crowd there,” Green says. “After that show, we started getting some radio support. All of a sudden, everything started happening at once. We were selling a ton of records. We were able sell out Billy Bob’s. In Dallas-Fort Worth, we were selling 4, 5, 6000 seats. In Houston and everywhere else, it started being 1000, 2000 seats. It just started steamrolling. I think it was a combination of the popularity of Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Jeff Walker and Willie Nelson leading the forefront for us little guys. We just all fell in line behind them.”

The result of that faith was Green’s 2001 major-label debut, Three Days, on Republic/Universal. The album Wave On Wave followed in 2003, and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard country albums chart, and the title track cracked the Top 5 on the singles chart.

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  • wildtony40

    happy brithday.

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • admmck81

    Texans are just mad that the rest of the country knows about him now.

    13 Apr 2012 Reply
  • islandsinthesky

    Country music hipsters make me lol. Being a successful musician- ie making a living from playing music- means selling records.

    30 May 2011 Reply
  • retaliashun

    Pat Green may have sold out, but at least we still have Cory Morrow, Kevin Fowler, Charlie Robison, & Jason Bolland.

    16 May 2010 Reply
  • PhilTLL

    Let me take you back to a time, lo almost 10 years ago now, when Pat Green was irreverent, punchy, interesting and thoroughly good music. Now flash forward to the present, where I end this comment by saying "MEH/SELLOUT X4". Literally, in the textbook definition way, changed his product to sell records. Which I don't quite understand because Pat Green was pretty damn successful to begin with...

    15 Mar 2010 Reply
  • joncampbell1989

    Check out this video of Ryan Bingham playing "The Weary Kind" From the Crazy Heart Soundtrack! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIJTU9iY2iA

    10 Feb 2010 Reply
  • jwiley05

    sellout x3... can't stand that pop, "Rascal Flatts" bullshit country... Dancehall Dreamer from '95 is a classic... "Wave on wave" and after is horrible

    11 Apr 2009 Reply
  • SweetMelissa12

    Feel free to check out and join the Country Artist of the Week group. Members can vote for their favorite country artists to be the group's "Country Artist of the Week".

    26 Mar 2009 Reply
  • tsudduth24

    Apparently Nashville pays more than Austin :-) Maybe he didn't sellout. Perhaps he conquered both

    25 Mar 2009 Reply
  • justperk

    sellout x 2...what happened to "i gave up on Nashville a long time ago".now its "gotta get my ass to nashville" on the new album. complete 360

    5 Mar 2009 Reply
  • tsudduth24

    New album is very good albeit kind of short since one song had already been released.

    27 Jan 2009 Reply
  • phillybird

    i dont like country music but Wave On Wave is fantastic. its very country either. maybe why i like it

    5 Oct 2008 Reply
  • Gaynor7

    Fantastic :o)

    19 Jul 2008 Reply
  • BassKas

    a seconded meh

    29 Nov 2007 Reply
  • qadores3

    meh

    3 May 2006 Reply

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