Patrick Thomas: Up All Night

Patrick Thomas has worked in radio since he was 16. Combining a passion for music with a gift for storytelling, he has earned both a CMA Award and an ACM Award for National Radio Personality of the Year as part of one of the largest and most successful country radio shows of all time.

Patrick began working with Big D and Bubba as executive producer and on-air cast member in 1999 while still a student at LSU. The show entered national syndication later that year and relocated to Nashville in 2003. That transition turned Patrick’s appreciation for country music into a full-fledged obsession. He spent the next decade building relationships within the music industry while working for Premiere Radio on Music Row.

After leaving Premiere in 2014, Patrick is now President of Silverfish Media, the company that programs and produces The Big D and Bubba Show. He oversees the operation of five nationally syndicated radio shows, including Honky Tonkin’ with Tracy Lawrence, which he also co-hosts and produces. His company’s shows and podcasts reach millions of listeners every week.

Patrick is a songwriter and an ASCAP member who once dreamt of being the next Billy Corgan, but now would rather write a song with Dean Dillon. He started doing stand-up comedy just for fun, eventually working as an opening act in clubs and theaters. He is also on the Leadership Team of Troubadour, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s young professionals’ group.

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