Fort Worth resident Pat Green is back with his first new song in almost two years. "Drinkin' Days," the acoustic-based, fiddle-intensive tune isn't on his 2015 Home LP, which was the 45-year old singer's first record in six years.
Given the length of time between releases, any new music from the Grammy-nominated Green is certainly welcome. Without question, the "Wave on Wave" singer is one of the godfathers of what, for better or worse, has come to be known as Texas country.
With a number of Top 40 national country hits and millions of miles worth of touring under his belt, Green is rightfully revered as a performer who still brings in the crowds. And as evidenced by this jaunty new tune, he can still have some rather contagious fun.
Recorded in Austin at the en vogue Arlyn Studios with his touring band, Green makes no bones about glorifying his good ol' Texas Tech partying days with lines such as "There's nights I can't forget, 'aint got a clue what we did." And to keep things from getting too sentimental, the jangly guitar leads into a timeless sing-along "la la la" style melody, easy enough for all to sing, regardless of how many beers have been spilled.
Recently, Green asked fans to submit old concert photos of his younger years to be included in the upcoming video for this song, and this week, he hosted an ice cream party near Austin for fans who wanted to hear this new song first. He'll be on tour in Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Colorado, and New Mexico before performing at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie on July 21.