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Friday To-Do: Pat Green

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PAT GREEN
9 p.m., Revolution. $30.

Hailing from a family with nine siblings, Texan Pat Green began his country music career as a member of Texas Tech's FarmHouse fraternity, gigging at the house and local bars in Lubbock. Since 1995, he's recorded 10 studio albums, including several independent works and one for BNA. Perhaps he's grateful to his stepfather, who apparently fired him from his fuel-wholesaling job while watching him count money from the previous weekend's gigs in hopes of lighting a candle beneath his ass. It worked. Soon Green caught the ear of Willie Nelson and began touring with him and other country stars, including label mate Kenny Chesney. His appearance at the 1998 Willie Nelson Fourth of July Picnic marked the start of his road to national recognition. Soon, he was playing sold out shows throughout Texas, including Houston's Astrodome, while selling more than a quarter million records without major-label support. A decade later, successful albums such as “Wave on Wave” from 2003 and the brand new “What I'm For” have kept Green in the public eye on stages nationwide. With his latest album debuting at number two on the Billboard Country charts, look for him to become even more of a household name in years to come. Tour mate Randy Houser opens the 21-and-up show.

Paul Peterson


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