Pat Green was born in San Antonio and raised in Waco, Texas, the eighth of nine siblings. His father was a stage actor, and Green fell in love with the musicals in which his father acted.
Green's musical career began at the age of 18 while he attended Texas Tech. He started playing clubs, sometimes opening for other acts. He released his first independent record in 1995. He performed at Willie Nelson's picnic and a show with Jerry Jeff Walker. Before long, the crowds grew larger and larger, and Green was gaining the support of radio. Subsequently, he began to sell more records, too. He even sold out Dallas-Fort Worth's famed country honky tonk Billy Bob's.
Green maintained the momentum he had created in Texas and directed it toward the release of his 2001 major-label debut Three Days on Republic/Universal. The album Wave on Wave followed in 2003 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard country albums chart. The title track made its way into the Top 5 on the singles chart. He released Lucky Ones in 2004. In 2006 after a move to the RCA imprint BNA, he issued Cannonball.
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