What I'm For

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
A prudent man would not open his album with a song featuring the verses "Now I'm the first to say I don't know what I'm doing/And I ain't gonna preach what I don't know/I ain't no deep theologer, no PhD psychologer/I'm making this shit up as I go." But Pat Green clearly knows no such caution, and on What I'm For, his eleventh album, he seems determined to Make A Statement while offering up a commercially polished product that might allow him to make a dent on the charts outside his native Texas for a change. The first two songs, "Footsteps of Our Fathers" and "What I'm For" are clearly intended as Statements of Purpose issued from some blue-collar soapbox about unity and ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
A prudent man would not open his album with a song featuring the verses "Now I'm the first to say I don't know what I'm doing/And I ain't gonna preach what I don't know/I ain't no deep theologer, no PhD psychologer/I'm making this shit up as I go." But Pat Green clearly knows no such caution, and on What I'm For, his eleventh album, he seems determined to Make A Statement while offering up a commercially polished product that might allow him to make a dent on the charts outside his native Texas for a change. The first two songs, "Footsteps of Our Fathers" and "What I'm For" are clearly intended as Statements of Purpose issued from some blue-collar soapbox about unity and acceptance among the common people, and "In It for the Money" makes it clear that Green considers himself an artist and doesn't think much of folks willing to sell out for a royalty check. However, Green sounds a bit more engaged when he's singing "Country Star," a presumably satiric number in which he goes on about the joys of free drinks, hot babes, hanging out with Faith Hill and all else that comes with landing a record on the top of the charts, and for all his rootsy sincerity, producer Dann Huff has made this Green's most radio-ready album to date, so slick you could skate on it when you cue up tunes like "Lucky" or "Feeling Pretty Good Tonight." And while Green and his band sound game on these sessions, these tunes are far from the best in his songbook, full of clever phrases that don't always cohere into real songs; for all the care that went into the production and the arrangements, it's sadly ironic that songwriting turns out to be the Achilles' Heel of What I'm For. Maybe Green wasn't kidding -- maybe he did make this stuff up as he went along.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/27/2009
  • Label: Bna Entertainment
  • UPC: 886972690926
  • Catalog Number: 726909
  • Sales rank: 93,556

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Pat Green Primary Artist
Eric Darken Percussion
J.T. Corenflos Guitar
Chad Cromwell Drums
Dan Dugmore Steel Guitar
Shannon Forrest Drums
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Dann Huff Guitar
Charles Judge Keyboards
Chris McHugh Drums
Jerry McPherson Guitar
Jimmie Lee Sloas Bass
Glenn Worf Bass
Jonathan Yudkin Fiddle, Mandolin
Russell Terrell Background Vocals
Tim Akers Accordion, Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Jay DeMarcus Bass
Brendon Anthony Fiddle
Michael Tarabay Bass
Ilya Toshinsky Guitar
Brett Danaher Guitar
Adam Shoenfeld Guitar
Clayton Ryder Corn Piano, Keyboards
Justin Andrew Pollard Drums
Chris Skrobot Guitar
Technical Credits
Lari White Composer
Marc Beeson Composer
Chuck Cannon Composer
Pat Green Composer
Mark Hagen Engineer, overdub engineer
Dann Huff Producer
Steve Marcantonio Engineer, overdub engineer
Justin Niebank Engineer
Chris Rowe Digital Editing
Allen Shamblin Composer
Brett James Composer
Tracy Baskette-Fleaner Art Direction
Walt Wilkins Composer
Patrick Davis Composer
Adam Ayan Mastering
Bobby Pinson Composer
Judy Forde Blair Liner Notes, Creative Producer
Justin Andrew Pollard Composer
Danny Orton Composer
Nikki Wang grooming
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Staying true

    This record delivers more of the Pat Green we know and love! His undiminishable joy and enthusiasm for life shines through and makes me smile everytime I listen to it. I don't think he will ever become a big main stream country star, but every time I listen to tracks like "Lucky" I thank God he prefers to write music that is true to himself rather than sell out for a bigger paycheck and more face time on TV.

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