Artist Details

Pat Green

Texas native Pat Green got his start in country music while still attending college in the mid-'90s. As a teenager, Green had quickly taken to the sounds of several Lone Star State performers: Robert Earl Keen, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Willie Nelson. He started writing songs at age 18 while studying at Texas Tech, and was eager and earnest to make something more happen with music. After convincing his parents to loan him some money, Green recorded the album Dancehall Dreamer and independently released it in 1998, just as he was becoming a hot performer on the local bar scene. A year later, he wowed an audience of 2,000 people at Willie Nelson's Fourth of July picnic, and that magnetic event was captured for his second album, Live at Billy Bob's Texas.