Born in Pittsburgh, Pa., American Singer Songwriter and Author Patrick McManus was destined to somehow find his way into the Entertainment/music Biz. At the age of 8 he was already writing original songs for his family & friends.
At age 12 he was playing.guitar.& singing lead vocals for the group that played at the high school dances.
At 17 he was already thinking about where he could move that would help him further his dreams.
He eventually ended up in Nashville..landing a publishing deal to write songs at age.18. After recording a few songs in Muscle Shoals Johnny (Peanut) Wilson Pat’s publisher introduced him to a top producer/arranger Al DeLory that had been working with Glenn Campbell.
Pat was invited by Al to go to Los Angeles and take his shot at the music industry there.
Pat had success writing for some R & B acts & charting with 3 records “The next Best Thing” “ Baby Hang Up the phone” with Carl Graves &
“No Love in the Room” by the Fifth Dimension all co – written with Lefty Pedroski another Pennsylvania talent, and produced by John Flores, the producer of Rock the Boat.
One of Pat’s big achievements was getting the experience of singing on tracks in the Studio and a highlight of that was singing with Johnny Mathis on one of his recordings.
Pat eventually made his way back to Nashville where his success
Rocketed him into becoming one of the top writers in Nashville. Pat is most noted for his co-written songs “American Made” by the Oak Ridge Boys “Little
Rock” by Reba McEntire “Sentimental ol ‘ you” by Charly McClain and a string of other hits
He also continued singing as he was given the opportunity by his dear friends Mike Stewart & Ron Chancey who put him to work singing jingles for McDonalds, GM, 7 up and many others.
He is a multi award winning Songwriter.
Pat has also achieved. accolades as a singer, producer & children’s book Author.
He has been a serving member of the CMA board of Directors, the NSAI board and the NARAS board of Governors.
Pat is currently working on a Musical “Bobby Buick & the Accelerators a Netflix type production.
He is a partner with Mike Stewart (the internet audio guy) in their company
“The Songwriter Survival kit” a company that helps young Artist and writers achieve their dreams through building a fan base and learning the value of Podcasting.
Pat continues to head up his publishing companies Freshly Brewed Music ASCAP and 5181 Music BMI.
Pat currently lives in Nashville with His wife Donna & their Dog Poppy!!
Pat has 2 son’s Justin and Joshua and a grandson Finn.