Pat Green's most recognizable hit, "Wave on Wave," peaked at No. 2 on the country charts in 2003. But long before that, he made waves in his home state of Texas; in fact, Green was hearing himself on the airwaves at home years before he scored a major-label record deal.

Below, Green recalls to The Boot where he was when he first heard one of his songs on the radio.

Any time you hear yourself on the radio for the first time, it's gonna be a thrill -- an unbelievable thrill!

I was in my driveway and the radio was on. I was just out of college, and I was living in Waco, Texas, and I hear a song that I had recorded, called "George's Bar," playing on the radio.

Of course, I called all my friends as fast as I could to tell them to turn on the radio. That was just before cell phones got big, so my bill was like a gazillion dollars that month!

This story was originally written by Pat Gallagher, and revised by Angela Stefano.

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