It takes a special talent, combined with a level of popularity most of us will never come close to, to become a divisive force in a scene that you catapulted to relevance. And while the Pat Green haters have calmed down the last few years it's safe to assume, just about everyone who hates, or hated him, at one point loved him. A lot.

I've been getting crap from just about anybody, from every dimension — whether I'm making a record independently or for a record company, which is when people say I've sold out," the singer-songwriter tells Rolling Stone Country. "But I've never made a record that I wasn't totally invested in and that I didn't like the sound. When you make records with big producers or big record labels, those records are really bombastic — that's just the way they are going to sound. That was a wonderful experience, but making this next record, I'm still the same guy. I'm still writing most of the songs, still putting things together in an arrangement that I like…. I'm proud of this one. It feels organic.

Today Pat Green announced the release date for his first album of original songs in six years. An album he produced independently, and has been sitting on for nearly three years. And I, for one, and really looking forward to August 14.


And... here's the cover for the new album "Home"! Coming August 14. #HOME

Posted by Pat Green on Wednesday, June 24, 2015