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Guitarist Of The Year Award!!
This is the first award I have ever received so there are a whole lot of folks I wish to thank who have helped along the way.
I want to sincerely thank all the folks who voted in the Texas Country Music Association Awards!! I was honored to be among some amazing guitar players and to say I was surprised and soooo grateful is an enormous understatement! I am honored and humbled!!
As I said in my acceptance speech I realized several years ago that the end results will take care of themselves and I wake up every day and either get to play music or work the business of my music and ultimately that was the goal and the dream!! So because of all the love and support y’all have given me over the years the Lord has blessed me abundantly with this life of music and for that I will be forever grateful!
I want to thank the Texas Country Music Association, Linda and Richard Wilson for all of their hard work and dedication to support all of Texas music! We love you guys and look forward to years of growth and music!
I wish my granny were here to see that all of the sacrifices you and Pop made to nurture what she truly believed was a gift from God and she believed beyond reason that music was my destiny and she was obviously right and I cannot say how much I miss and love you both for what you did for me that has lasted my lifetime.
I want to thank Nyles Kelly Jones “the colonel” for all of his undying support and love to help me reach the dreams I thought had long ago faded away. I love ya “Pa”.
I have been inspired by and stolen from every guitar player I have ever heard but let me mention a few that are close to my heart,
I want to thank Al Bruno who made me the guitar player I am! I miss you and carry you with me every time I put my hands to the strings!!!
Randy Corner and A.V. Middlestedt for all of their encouragement and shared expertise to make me the musician I am today I love you guys with all my heart!
To the love of my life, Ms Gloria you have ran beside me in this crazy life of music and never wavered, you are my rock!!
You are the very definition of , “behind every great man is a greater woman”, I love you Baby Doll more than I could ever, ever convey!
Let me close with this, awards are great and please make no mistake I am so honored to receive this award but the responses I have received since Monday have been overwhelming, the kindness, encouragement and compliments are both heartwarming and very humbling its these that mean so much to me and are what I will attach to the memory of this award forever! Words escape me to convey the love I feel for y’all but just know you are the reason I have been blessed with this life of music and I will be forever grateful!!
I pray that God blesses y’all the way you have blessed me!
Freddie has had 3 songs make the charts in 3 different genre!!
“Crossroads” 4 weeks @ #1 on the
HLE Gospel Charts
“All Watered Down” Top 20 on the
Texas Regional Radio Charts
“I Got the Blues”
Top 20 on the Blues Roots Radio Charts!!
AVAILABLE ON ALL MUSIC SITES!!
We are excited to give all our Patetriots some great news!! Freddie’s latest project, “I Got The Blues” is getting added to radio station playlists world wide!!! Here are a few of the stations that are playing varying cuts off the cd, we thank them for their support and thank y’all for always believing. Thanks to Mike Zito, Terry Dry, Mathew Johnson, Lewis Stephens and Zach Femester for lending their talents and love to this project. A big thanks to Rick Lusher for getting the word out!!
NEW STATIONS ADDING FREDDIE TO THEIR PLAYLISTS:
KLCC-FM Eugene, Oregon Let the Juke Joint Jump/ Sho Nuff/ Have You Ever Loved a Woman/ Nothing Takes the Place of You
KRZA-FM , Colorado I Got The Blues
Pablo & The Blues Show – The UK
On tonight’s show, tune in to hear tunes from Beth Hart, Kris Barras Band, Swampcandy, Benny Turner Music, Dave Arcari, Dave Hunt, Andy Lindquist Fan Page, J.J. Vicars, Freddie Pate
KFAI-FM Minneapolis MN Let The Juke Joint Jump
KYRS-FM Spokane, WA I Got The Blues
Bishop Fm – The UK Let The Juke Joint Jump
3 D Radio – Adelaide, Australia Have You ever Loved A Woman
WESM-FM – Maryland Freddie Pate- My Babe
KPFT-FM Houston, Texas Beer Drinking Dog written by Kelley Jones
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BLUES BLAST – MAKING A SCENE – IL SIBILODEL SILENZIO
they say it’s never too late.. and Freddie Pate’s CD “Crossroads” stands as something he can be proud for the rest of his life. Old-schooled on Haggard and Jones, it epitomizes everything he was raised on. His performance is artistic: through honest, creative expression, but more importantly he’s chosen not to be generic. Here, everything old is new again…”
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