Pat Green splits with BNA
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
– Texas star Pat Green and BNA Records split after two albums. Green, who developed a huge following in his home state, before going the major label route, released "Cannonball" in 2006 and "What I'm For" in January. Both reached number two on the album charts.
Green had six singles chart from the two albums with Feels Just Like It Should hitting 13 in 2006 andLet Me at 12 in 2008. Two other singles from "What I'm For," - Country Star and the title track - never made it into the top 25.
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Christened by some Texas Music purists as a sellout, apparently Pat Green bears no ill will. As one of the first breakout successes, no doubt paving the way for others in the process, Green has nonetheless, come back to his roots with a CD that should lay these criticisms to rest.
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Songs We Wish We'd Written II
Pat Green was once the King of the Texas/Red Dirt music scene, and if "Songs We Wish We'd Written, Part II" is any indication, he's making a bid to re-claim his crown. The Waco native was maligned by the sub-genre's fans for the supposed sin of "selling out" to Nashville - something that actually paved the way for other Texas artists.
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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.
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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. »»»
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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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