Pat Green Finds Contentment

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Pat Green's a grinder and journeyman who by force of will and fun-loving spirit was able to bridge the distance between Texas and Nashville to secure a spot at the edge of the footlights. Not as gritty as some Lone Star brethren, Green's country sound is heavy on pop hooks and rock backbeat, making that jump a little easier.

When Green first started playing guitar at 16, he was listening to Willie Nelson and Jerry Jeff Walker, and he naturally gravitated toward that sound. Indeed, it was Nelson who discovered Green shortly after the release of his second Lloyd Maines-produced album, George's Bar, and took him on tour, lending a much-appreciated boost. And Green kept hustling. When he didn't have a show some weekend, he'd call the frat houses looking for a gig. (His early ballcap-heavy crowds sparked some disparaging comments, though his audience has diversified much more since.)

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