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Patrick Craven (Pat) Green (born April 5, 1972 in San Antonio, Texasmarker) is an American country music artist. Active since 1995, he has recorded a total of ten studio albums, including several independent works, three for Republic Records and one for BNA. Fifteen of his singles have charted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, of which the highest-peaking is the #3 "Wave on Wave" from his gold-certified album of the same name.

Biography

Patrick Craven Green was born in San Antoniomarker and was raised in Waco, Texasmarker. His parents, Craven Earl Green and Patricia Burgess, divorced when he was seven. His father, a former Air Force officer, was also a stage actor, which influenced Pat's love for music. When his mother remarried to a man with 5 daughters, Pat suddenly became one of nine children. Green attended grades 7-12 at Vanguard College Preparatory School in Waco, Texasmarker.

Green attended school at Texas Techmarker and was a member of FarmHouse Fraternity. While a student at Tech, 18-year-old Pat started his music career by playing small gigs at bars and clubs around Lubbockmarker. In 1995, with money borrowed from his parents, Green independently recorded and released a series of albums, produced by Lloyd Maines. He did not make a full commitment to his music career until 1997, when his stepfather fired him from his job as a fuel wholesaler. His stepfather saw Green counting the money he had made singing over the weekend and knew that Green needed a push to fully pursue his dream.

Soon Green caught the ear of Willie Nelson and began touring with him and other famous country musicians. His appearance at the 1998 Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic marked the start of his road to nationwide recognition. He was soon playing sold out shows in Texas (including at the Houston Astrodomemarker). Green was sponsored by Miller Lite, and sold more than 250,000 albums—all without signing a major-label recording contract.

Music career

2001-2006

Green's first major-label recorded album, Three Days was released in 2001 and he has since released three more albums. The hugely successful "Wave on Wave" was released and brought with it a number 3 hit for the single of the same name. In late 2004 "Lucky Ones" was Green's 3rd and final CD release on the Universal/Republic label. After spending many years playing to young audiences in "college towns" across America, Green joined popular country music artists like Keith Urban, Gretchen Wilson, Kenny Chesney, and others on major headliner tours.

2005-2007

Green released his album Cannonball in 2006. The same year, he toured with labelmate Kenny Chesney.

Green released his first book "Pat Green's Dance Halls & Dreamers". in February 2008. The coffee table-style book contains more than 200 photographs of 10 dance halls Green has frequented throughout his career such as Gruene Hall, Luckenbach, Floore's Country Store and Schroeder Hall, as well as behind-the-scenes interviews with Texas music artists like Willie Nelson, Jack Ingram, Cross Canadian Ragweed, and Robert Earl Keen.

Green once known as the pinnacle of "Texas Country" music with songs like "I Like Texas" and "Southbound 35" has taken a significant turn since the release of his major label albums and big act tours. Now striving for pop country stardom, Green continues to climb the Nashville charts and build a national fan base as he smooths out his sound through contemporary country releases.

2008-present

In 2008, Green released the single "Let Me", the first single for his latest album What I'm For. The single charted to #12 on the country charts, giving Green his first Top 20 single since "Feels Just Like It Should" reached #13 in 2006. After the second single, "Country Star", was released, the album's title track began receiving airplay. As a result, "Country Star" was withdrawn as a single after peaking at #32, and "What I'm For" was then shipped as the third single. It peaked at #28 in July 2009, and shortly after, Green parted ways with BNA.

Discography

Studio albums

Year Album details Chart Positions Certifications
(sales threshold)
US Country US
1995 Dancehall Dreamer
1997 George's Bar
  • Released: 1997
  • Label: self-released
2000 Carry On
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: self-released
2001 Three Days
  • Released: October 16, 2001
  • Label: Universal/Republic
7 86
2003 Wave on Wave
  • Released: July 15, 2003
  • Label: Universal Records
2 10
  • US: Gold
2004 Lucky Ones
  • Released: October 19, 2004
  • Label: Universal/Republic
6 28
2006 Cannonball 2 20
2009 What I'm For
  • Released: January 27, 2009
  • Label: BNA Records
2 18
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


Live albums

Year Album
1998 Here We Go (Live at Gruene Hall)
1999 Live at Billy Bob's Texas


Collaborative albums

Year Album Artist Chart Positions Label
US Country US Indie US Heat
2001 Songs We Wish We'd Written Cory Morrow 26 13 20 Write On


Singles

Year Single Chart Positions Album
US Country US CAN Country
2001 "Texas on My Mind" (with Cory Morrow) 60 * Three Days
"Carry On" 35 *
2002 "Three Days" 36 *
2003 "Wave on Wave" 3 39 * Wave on Wave
2004 "Guy Like Me" 31 *
"Don't Break My Heart Again" 21 116 * Lucky Ones
2005 "Somewhere Between Texas and Mexico" 42
"Baby Doll" 21 124
2006 "Feels Just Like It Should" 13 80 29 Cannonball
2007 "Dixie Lullaby" 24
"Way Back Texas"[A] 28
2008 "Let Me" 12 81 What I'm For
2009 "Country Star" 32
"What I'm For" 28
"—" denotes the single failed to chart or not released
* denotes unknown peak positions


Other charted songs

All songs charted from unsolicited airplay on the country chart.
Year Single US Country Album
2003 "Winter Wonderland" 43 A Very Special Acoustic Christmas
2006 "Way Back Texas"[A] 48 Cannonball


Guest singles

Year Single Artist US Country Album
2001 "Texas in 1880" Radney Foster 54 Are You Ready for the Big Show?


Notes
  • A^ "Way Back Texas" originally charted in 2006 from unsolicited airplay that brought it to #48 before its release. It was officially released as a single in 2007.


Music videos

Year Video Director
2001 "Carry On"
"Texas In 1880" (with Radney Foster)
2002 "Three Days" Thom Oliphant
2003 "Wave on Wave" Roger Pistole
2004 "Don't Break My Heart Again" David Hogan
2005 "Baby Doll" Tom Campbell
2006 "Feels Just Like It Should" Trey Fanjoy
"Dixie Lullaby"


References

  1. PopMatters Music Interview | Pat Green: Texas Songwriter
  2. Pat Green: Grounded in Texas - American Profile
  3. News : Headlines : No Complaints from Pat Green : Great American Country
  4. Pat Green's Dance Halls and Dreamers


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