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TCU head coach Gary Patterson releases his own country song

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TCU football coach Gary Patterson can add “recording artist” to his résumé.

Patterson took the extra time away from football caused by the coronavirus pandemic to focus a bit more on a longtime hobby: songwriting. Patterson told ESPN back in April that he used to write music back in his younger days and the recent downtime allowed him to revisit that hobby more seriously.

Patterson’s first single, “Take a Step Back,” was released over the weekend.

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It’s a quick, catchy country song Patterson said he wrote “back in April” during “the peak” of the pandemic. Patterson worked on the track with country singer JT Hodges, a TCU alum.

“I wanted to remind people to enjoy the time with their families, get to know their neighbors and be kind to each other through it all,” Patterson said on Twitter.

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Patterson, 60, is entering his 20th season as the head coach of the Horned Frogs. With the team back on campus, Patterson will put the guitar down and get back to coaching with voluntary workouts officially set to begin on Monday in Fort Worth.

TCU went 5-7 in 2019.

TCU head coach Gary Patterson listens to a reporter's question on the first day of Big 12 Conference NCAA college football media days Monday, July 15, 2019, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/David Kent)
TCU head coach Gary Patterson released a country song over the weekend. (AP Photo/David Kent)

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