Pat Green

What I'm For (BNA)

Texas Platters

Pat Green

What I'm For (BNA)

It's still a rude shock to see Pat Green, who started out independent and Texas proud, fully absorbed by Nashville. On What I'm For, the country rocker's eighth disc, Green landed producer Dann Huff (Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood), no doubt hoping for some platinum magic. Unlike Cannonball, his last album, Green wrote or co-wrote a majority of the material, and even with Huff's larger-than-life production, that's its downfall. Maturity gets apt demonstration with set opener "Footsteps of Our Fathers," which includes the unfortunate lyric "I'm the first to say I don't know what I'm doing." The hard charging "Lucky" and "Country Star" are interchangeable, no matter their attempts at sly sentiment. Fans might be put off by yet another version of the anthemic "Carry On," which has appeared on two of Green's previous studio LPs.

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