Pat Waters - Bob Arnold - Lead Guitar and Vocals, Troy Vance - Bass Guitar, Bob Ogle - Steel, Jack Welch - Drums
Hailing from Bridgeport, Texas, country music mainstay Pat Waters brings his faith based values, hard work ethic, sense of loyalty to friends and family, to his brand of music. The lanky traditionalist is truly a breath of fresh air in a world challenged daily by turmoil. Pat is a son, a husband, a father, a best friend, a Lonestar native, an ex-college football wide receiver, an inspirational role model to students all across the nation and most of all a high caliber country music artist.
Pat’s good ole’ boy tunes can line up lovers up on the dance floor with his classic honky tonkin’ style and Texas twang.This Strait laced crooner can keep you two steppin’ and boot scootin’ all night long until the cows come home.
Pat with his infectious smile, dynamic audience connection, and his oh-so-smooth rangy baritone voice is someone you don’t want to miss in today’s country music scene. He can make you raise your drinks and break out your favorite blue jeans and boots just like George Strait, and his songs are simple, fun and relatable much like Alan Jackson’s.
According to Pat, he got serious about music late in life after finishing college at the University of North Texas with a degree in marketing and a minor in international business. Although the lure of entertaining tugged at Waters, he has always been both a dreamer and a pragmatist.
“I didn’t buy my first guitar until I was 20, but I wish I had started around age 10,” Pat said. “I was an athlete, and playing sports had always been my dream. I knew to support my family in the future, I would need to finish college, and I had always wanted to own my own business. A few years after college my uncle and I partnered up, and now we own an oil field construction company and a trucking company. I had picked up guitar shortly after college, and I answered an ad in the Dallas Morning News to get my first paying gig. I played two songs at an opry house for $25. That is when I knew music was something I wanted to pursue.”
Pat started out playing at VFW’s, oprys and small clubs, wooing the hearts of country music fans throughout the Southwest. He has released nine critically-acclaimed CD’s, made Texas Music Charts and even scored a #1 hit in the European market earning him the Terry Award’s Male Vocalist of the Year Award in Texas. Waters has shared the stage with country legends such as Merle Haggard, John Conlee, Johnny Bush, Gary Stewart, Keith Whitley, Gary P. Nunn and many others.
“I try to keep my fans out on the dance floor all night long,” Pat said. “I can work the crowd and work the stage, but the one thing I can’t do is swing from the chandeliers like Garth Brooks. People always assume that being a Texan and an entertainer I like to party and go out, but one thing people might find surprising about me is that I am a homebody. I love my family and taking my sons fishing and hunting. I have never been big into alcohol, and I’m scared to death of dope because I never wanted to be a slave to it.”
Since 2001, this humanitarian has been the “National Spokesperson for America’s Drug Free Promotions”, (501c 3, a humanitarian non-profit organization) traveling to hundreds of school districts throughout the Southwest performing and visiting with youth about the dangers of illicit drugs, teen bullying, teen suicide and the abuse of alcohol. “Today’s students are our country’s future,” Pat said. “It is my aim to help steer them in the right direction using music, my own personal story and statistical facts.”