Pat Green splits with BNA
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
– Texas star Pat Green and BNA Records split after two albums. Green, who developed a huge following in his home state, before going the major label route, released "Cannonball" in 2006 and "What I'm For" in January. Both reached number two on the album charts.
Green had six singles chart from the two albums with Feels Just Like It Should hitting 13 in 2006 andLet Me at 12 in 2008. Two other singles from "What I'm For," - Country Star and the title track - never made it into the top 25.
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