Pat Alger


Oral History Information

Pat Alger formed his own music publishing company in Nashville after writing several hit songs.  His tune "Thunder Rolls" was a big hit for Garth Brooks,  and other songs have been recorded by a range of artists including "Small Town Saturday Night."  Pat, in fact, grew up in a small town in Georgia and began playing folk music as a teenager.  Happy and Artie Traum asked Pat to join them on their musical adventures for some years, which earned Pat the title of the Third Traum.  Pat has been very active with the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, for which he has not only served as president, but been inducted.