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Texas superstar Pat Green signs with BNA

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 – Texas superstar Pat Green signed a deal with BNA, the label announced Tuesday.

Green had released three albums through Universal and had one hit, "Wave on Wave."

Green's debut, "Three Days," went gold. His most recent release was "Lucky Ones." He also released albums independently in Texas where he became a superstar.

Label Chairman Joe Galante said, "We have all been Pat Green fans since we first heard his music. Pat has put himself in a place that is not only distinctive but has appeal to a youthful audience, many of which are just being introduced to country music. Having the opportunity to work with him is very exciting and taking him to the next level is going to be a blast."

Green has sold out the Houston Astrodome (56,000 capacity) multiple times as well as the Smirnoff Center (20,000 capacity) in Dallas. This past summer, Green toured with superstar and now label mate Kenny Chesney on his "2005 Somewhere in the Sun Tour" and is currently on tour with Keith Urban on his "Still Alive In '06 Tour."

"I know I've found the right home to stand behind my music," said Green. "I am looking forward to working with Joe Galante and the team at RLG (the parent company of BNA). They're a great group of people with a passion for country music."

Green's first single from his forthcoming album is slated to hit country radio this summer.

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Songs We Wish We'd Written II CD review - Songs We Wish We'd Written II
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What I'm For CD review - What I'm For
Despite his Texas roots and a career that started over a decade ago in the clubs and honky tonks across the Southwest, Pat Green still can't shake the comparisons to heartland songwriters like John Mellencamp and Tom Petty. Maybe Green is cool with that, because his latest album does little to establish an identifiable sound. And Dann Huff's production clutters several cuts with overblown rock guitar riffs. The song "Country Star" may be a wink-and-nod ode to being a »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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