Pat Corn has a deep heritage in country music. Born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina, Pat's first contact with country music was at the age of three when his father made him a guitar from a Prince Albert cigar box, a broom handle for a neck, with fishing line for strings, and a piece on endless belt for a strap. Pat beat that "guitar" to dust as he watch Arthur Smith and the Crackerjacks each day broadcasting from Charlotte, NC.
Pat started performing on country music package shows at a very early age with the greatest country artists of the day and frequent appearances as a clogger on the Grand Ole Opry which became the norm for a mere kid.
Pat spent the latter years of his teen years in Texas where he heard Western Swing as it should be. Already steeped in a jazz background, Western Swing was a natural segue for Pat. After leaving Texas and then moving to Nashville, he found that to really have a successful career as an unknown in Nashville, one has to carve out a niche. Pat's music abilities opened many opportunities for live and studio performance. Pat worked with several artists and found the future limited there, so he put together the country music anthology show band, "High Country", and put it on the road where it was vastly successful in the finest showrooms in the country. "High Country" met the need for a class act in country music for showrooms and dinner theaters.
Years later he and his family moved to the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee to "retire" from the music business, but that idea was short lived. Pat opened a teaching studio and began to permeate the music scene in the Smokies as a featured guitarist and vocalist in the local music theaters. He adores the Smokies and the wonderful people of the area.