The latest album of country music artist Pat Green is titled "What I'm For," but it could have easily been called "Pat Green: 3.0" since it features both an attitude update and a new producer.
After working with producers Lloyd Maines (Dixie Chicks) and Don Gehman (John Mellencamp) on earlier albums, Pat has taken the decision that it was time for a change. He added, "I want to feel that uneasy edge in the studio so that I'm conscious all the time”.
Green added, "I knew I might get some flak from my diehard Texas guys for using somebody that is so much part of the system, but I didn't really care." "If I have an opportunity to work with a guy like Dann, I'm going to take it.
He continued, "It's the difference between just a regular movie and a big Hollywood blockbuster with all the bells and whistles."
While Green himself is quite happy about the change, some people in the fiercely independent Texas music community where he got his start have criticized his move away from the more acoustically oriented Maines.
Insisting about the fact of taking the right move, Green added, "I've gained a national audience, and that's what I love. I can tour coast to coast," "Some nights aren't going to be that great, but most nights are going to be a thousand people or more."
Green added laughingly, "When I started making big electric guitar records, I had sold out." "I had lost my brain and moved to Nashville in search of the money tree."
"What I'm For" (BNA Records) made debut as No. 2 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, thereby selling 18,000 units. The report