Three-time Grammy-nominated Singer/Songwriter
Bachelor of General Studies, 1997
Pat began his music career while attending Texas Tech where he practiced guitar with another notable alumnus, singer/songwriter Cory Morrow. While in Lubbock, he soon became a fixture in dancehalls and college bars, playing in local clubs and opening shows for other artists.
In 1995, he put out his first album which featured Natalie Maines who later went on to Dixie Chicks fame. Pat began touring almost non-stop, selling out venues nationwide as well as selling nearly 200,000 independently released records. Pat signed a record deal with Universal South/Republic Records, releasing his major-label debut album in 2001.
He has received three Grammy nominations and his album Wave on Wave debuted at #2 on the Billboard country albums chart with the title track becoming a Top 5 Billboard Country Single.