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Electronic Press Kit

September 16, 2008
In the News:  “Moose Shootin’ Mama” Bags Record Deal for Pat Garrett

   Press links:

     www.patgarrett.com
     www.loftoncreekrecords.com
     Listen to: Moose Shootin’ Mama
     McCain/Palin Campaign To Use Garrett's "Moose Shootin' Mama"
     PennLive.com: Pat Garrett gets deal for Palin song
     Moose Shootin’ Mama - Lofton Records
     Country Air Check Today (pdf file)
     All Access Music Group: Only in Nashville..(pdf file)
     Fox News Interview: Local Singer Pens Palin Tribute, 'Moose
     Shootin' Mama'
     ABC News’Moose Shootin' Mama' a Tribute to Sarah Palin
     To the Point News: Moose Shootin’ Mama
     Y-102: Old Buddy Strikes it big (pdf file)
     Pat Garrett Bio (pdf file)
     WALL STREET JOURNAL – September 27, 2008 (pdf file)
     Pat Garrett Amphitheater set to reopen this month

      

Click on Moose Shootin' Mama below to hear the song:

MTV Interviews Pat Garrett

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Pat Garrett and Governor Sarah Palin
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Crowd at rally in York
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Pat Garrett and Aaron Tippin perform at rally in Murfreesboro, TN near Nashville

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Pat Garrett Amphitheater 1999

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Waylon Jennings August 1996

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Merle Haggard 1995

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Pat Garrett and Greta Van Susteren
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Garrett and Johnny Cash

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Pat Garrett on Land Sumter Blvd

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Charlie Daniels 2002

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Steven Wariner & Suzy Dalton June 1999

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Our Pal Willie at PGA ‘98

Tim Michaels
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Pat Garrett at York Rally Oct 31
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Garrett with Little Jimmy Dickens and band

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Pat Garrett & Loretta Lynn 1998

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Charlie Daniels, Pat Garrett & Suzy Dalton '99

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Pat Garrett & Suzy Dalton 1999

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Willie Nelson August 7, 1998

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Billy Ray Cyrus July 1998

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Pat Garrett interviewing Billy Ray Cyrus on the backstage party deck, July 1997, at the Pat Garrett Amphitheater.

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George Jones & Pat Garrett August 2000

It sounds like an overnight success story. It took Garrett exactly one week to get a record deal once he had the idea for the song, "Moose Shootin Mama".  But like the song's subject, Sarah Palin, who seemingly came out of nowhere to become the world’s most talked about woman, Garrett has spent years writing, performing and recording before that pivotal moment when someone with vast experience in the industry finally said "I think you have a hit!" 

Mike Borchetta,  president of Lofton Creek Records, who signed Tim McGraw while at Curb Records, and was instrumental in the career of Leann Rimes, was that person.  "Pat's been pitching me songs for years. Then last Thursday morning, I hear Pat singing the chorus of this song on my voicemail. As soon as I heard ‘She's a moose-shootin' mama’, I just knew it was something I had to jump on. I called him right back and told him to come down and cut it." 

Garrett called longtime buddy and musician Fred Newell in Nashville who lined up Evergreen Studio and the musicians. Then Garrett and wife Suzy Dalton, co-writer of the song and bass player in Pat's live band, jumped on a plane to Nashville Monday night, and had the song cut and mastered by Thursday noon. Thursday afternoon they sat in Borchetta's office playing the finished song for him,  business partner and wife, Martha, and GM Mark Maynard. "It was the best feeling in the world to watch the big smiles on their faces while they listened.  I knew I had something!" exclaimed Garrett. The CD single for radio was pressed the next day and mailed September 15..

The inspiration for the song was an email sent to Pat the day after the Republican convention, of a photo of Sarah Palin holding a gun. I sent it to my friend and webmaster Tim Neuenhaus of Netmediazone, and Tim emailed back “She's a moose shootin' mama!” Within 30 minutes Garrett had the song written and was on the phone to Borchetta singing the chorus. 

While Garrett’s songwriting often lends toward the novelty tune, his material has been cut by artists from genres as diverse as the UK’s popular punk rock group, Artic Monkeys, who covered “Bad Woman” (2008), and polka king Jimmy Sturr who cut his hilarious tune “Suck It In” (2008).  Pat has also had cuts by Grammy-award winning songwriter Hoyte Axton, and Tommy Cash with  "Old Timers.” (1998). Other political songs he’s known for include “The Saddam Stomp” (2003) which hit the Billboard 100 charts, "If You Love America" (2001) written response to 9/11, from which he donated thousands of dollars in profits to the American Red Cross; and "The Monica Lewinsky Polka" (1998)

 

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