It looks like it was 2001 and that makes a lot of sense.
Back then I was sixteen and I would make my own mix CDs to play while I was doing homework or during my drive to and from work.
Back then I had about a 20 minute drive each way to and from work so it allowed for some good listening. Then when I got to work I could listen to headphones and the radio for most of the day.
And in the mornings when I would get ready for work I would watch CMT for 20 minutes or so while eating breakfast.
I remember that at some point the video for Carry On came on and it really blew me away.
The singer was Pat Green and he seemed to not really be new to what he was doing, but he was new to the mainstream country audience.
It turned out that Pat was from down in Texas where he was very successful and it just took a while for the mainstream world to catch on to what he was doing.
I remember that Carry On quickly became one of my favorite songs at the time. I would play it over and over and probably bought that album, Three Days, and the next few of Pat’s albums.
I haven’t really heard this song in a long time. It’s incredibly catchy and just as good today as it was back then. I’m probably a little nostalgic because of the time in my life when this came out, but that’s how hits work.
We’re looking at this today because tomorrow we have a new song and video from Pat, but for today enjoy this throwback to 2001.
Carry On – Pat Green